Monthly Archives: July 2014

Private sector investment in Nigeria’s Agric sector tops N1.25trn in 2 years, says Minister

Mr. Adesina also says the best performing stocks in the Nigerian market today were agriculture-related stocks Private sector investment in Nigeria’s agricultural sector was valued at over $8billion… Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com See on Scoop.it – Agriculture, Climate & Food security

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Nigeria to benefit from N79 billion World Bank credit for agriculture, water

World Bank pledges to support the design of a reform package for water resources management and irrigation in Nigeria. ————————— The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on F… Source: http://www.premiumtimesng.com See on Scoop.it – Food Policy, Supply, Security & … Continue reading

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Ministries Of Health, Agriculture, Interior Partner On Ebola Virus–Chukwu – Leadership Newspapers #OneHealth

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said on Friday that the ministry was collaborating with other ministries to protect Nigerians from being infected by the Ebola virus. Chukwu told newsmen in Abuja that surveillance had been mounted in all … Continue reading

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Smallholders could feed Africa more efficiently

What are the options for sustainable intensification through livestock feeding? How can we best deal with the competition for biomass between livestock feeding and soil fertility? These are some of…

Source: sustainable-livestock.ilri.org

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What is agroecology?

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
As the threat of climate change, natural resource scarcity and declines in the provision of the majority of ecosystem services continue, agroecology is increasingly being explored as an option…

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Constraints to smallholder commercialisation

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
In the wake of the 2008 food price crisis, which exacerbated food insecurity and increased smallholder farmers’ vulnerability to shocks and stresses, recognition of the barriers smallholders face in…

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Farm Bill: Understanding the Agricultural Act of 2014 [Infographic] from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Source: www.eatright.org

The Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, protects vital nutrition assistance programs and includes initiatives that will improve the health of the nation. Learn more about this piece of legislation in the infographic below, and see how the Academy’s recommendations fared with the bill.”

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