Agriculture credit up, but Nigerians pay more for food

Credit to the agriculture sector has consistently increased since 2015, from both banks and government interventions, appearing to solve the problem of access to finance for most farmers. However, it has not translated into abundance of food or lower prices. The cost of food items have increased exponentially, not reflecting the abundance that should come……

Food security: Maize growers train members

As the maize growers, processors, and marketers association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) Bayesa state chapter intensify efforts for a bumper harvest, the association has organized training on how to cultivate healthy maize. Speaking at the weekend during the training at school to land Yenagoa, the chairman of the group Tams Singabele, explained that the essence of…

USAID launches EatSafe to help improve nutrition in Kebbi

Thee U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Thursday, launched a new Consumer Food Safety Evidence and Learning Platform, known as Evidence and Action Toward Safe, Nutritious Food (EatSafe), which will support Nigeria in improving food security, safety, nutrition, and resilience, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID INA press statement in Abuja said…

For love of the poor

Amid the rising cost of living affecting all Nigerians, the task of providing a humanitarian window for extending some relief to the most vulnerable segments of the population who are least capable of sustainable survival becomes a life-saving necessity. The challenge of clinging onto life that confronts the poorest people daily has become more of…

Nigerians lament as prices of food items spike

As the country approaches the yuletide seasons Nigerians have continued to lament the rising cost of food items which in recent times have almost doubled due to rising inflation and insecurity in agriculture areas. In the latest household market survey, prices of major food items recorded significant increase across markets in Lagos State, as traders…

Crown Flour Mill Ltd restates commitment to food security

Crown Flour Mill Ltd has reiterated its commitment to national food security through consistent focus on food safety, innovation and cost efficiencies especially along its wheat-milling value-chain. The food chain company said the commitment form part of its activities to mark the celebration of the World Whole Grain Day yesterday, November 19.  Managing Director of…

The scary report on acute food shortage

The Cadre Hamonise (CH) report on food security and nutrition analysis released on November 5, 2020, for 16 states across the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which shows that more Nigerians in northern states are pushed to acute food shortage crisis mainly due to floods, climate change effects and the ongoing decade-long armed…

Why Nigeria must bridge infrastructural gaps to aid food production

As Nigeria makes efforts to ensure that agriculture plays a key role in its quest for revenue diversification, stakeholders in the sector have charged the Federal Government to bridge infrastructural gaps to aid agribusiness development in the country and ensure food security. Indubitably, some of the greatest problems confronting rural farmers and communities in Nigeria…