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IITA, FAO to strengthen partnerships for sustainable food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IITA–CGIAR have taken a step forward in their partnership journey. FAO Nigeria Country Representative Koffy Dominque Kouacou recently visited the IITA...

IFAD/LIFE-ND Project to reach 12,000 youths in six Nigerian states

The Livelihood Improvement Family for the Niger Delta (IFAD LIFE-ND) project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is expected to benefit a total...

IITA, FAO to strengthen partnerships for sustainable food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IITA–CGIAR have taken a step forward in their partnership journey. FAO Nigeria Country Representative Koffy Dominque Kouacou recently visited the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, marking a significant milestone in their collaborative efforts. IITA Deputy Director General for Partnerships for Delivery (DDG-P4D) Kenton Dashiell led discussions on innovative strategies to address pressing food security and nutrition challenges. Their deliberations explored strategies to improve the nutritional value of staple foods, with a particular focus on ‘Tom Brown’ – a specially formulated supplementary food powder made from a blend of locally available...

IITA, FAO to strengthen partnerships for sustainable food systems

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and IITA–CGIAR have taken a step forward in their partnership journey. FAO Nigeria Country Representative Koffy Dominque Kouacou recently visited the IITA...

IFAD/LIFE-ND Project to reach 12,000 youths in six Nigerian states

The Livelihood Improvement Family for the Niger Delta (IFAD LIFE-ND) project of the International Fund for Agricultural Development is expected to benefit a total...

FGN partners IFAD to train 2,000 Ondo youths in agriculture

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development in partnership with the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises-Niger Delta have begun training for 2,000...

FGN releases 102,000 metric tons of food amid worsening economic crisis

As part of efforts to ameliorate the worsening food crisis in the country, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has ordered...

BATN Foundation, stakeholders proffer pathway to sustainable agriculture

The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATF), alongside other stakeholders, has continued to chart a pathway to sustainable agricultural practice with its biennial initiative,...

NASENI, Agric Ministry commits to partnership on agro-industrialization, climate change mitigation

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security have commenced discussions on how to...

Mechanization, quality seeds, fertilization, others top agenda as VP Shettima, US Envoy meet over food security

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has sought the assistance of the United States government for the agenda on food security of the President Bola...

Sustainable palm oil production: 500 farmers, others acquire skills in Edo

Over 500 farmers, government officials, media practitioners, Civil Society Organizations, Non- governmental organizations have received training on the production of sustainable palm oil facilitated...

Fish farmers laud Olam’s investment in aquaculture value chain

Fish farmers in Nigeria have commended the contributions of Nigeria's foremost agribusiness in food, feed, and fiber, Olam Agri, for its contributions to improvement...