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Food Import: PDP advises Buhari to reconsider Forex ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his directive stopping the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from allocating foreign...

1.4m need food aid in Central America, sparking migration – United...

Five years of poor harvests in several Central American countries have left 1.4 million people struggling to feed themselves, according to the World Food...

Econet, Yara launch $100,000 prize to inspire young African Agri-Food entrepreneurs

Pan-African telecommunications, media and technology group, Econet (www.Econetwireless.com), and global crop nutrition leader, Yara International ASA, on Thursday launched “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative...

Japan enacts legislation to tackle nation’s food waste

Tokyo (Xinhua) Japan on Friday enacted legislation aimed at taking action towards reducing the nation’s food waste. Sources close to the matter said the government...

Osun State to recruit 2,000 food vendors for school feeding

By Victor Adeoti No fewer than 2,000 food vendors would be recruited by the Osun State Government to enhance the State Elementary School Feeding and...

Chinese University Students lack knowledge on food safety

Beijing (Xinhua) A recent report has shown that China’s University Students still lack the knowledge about laws, regulations and materials concerning food safety. A report...

Edo State Govt earmarks 4,000 hectares of land for rice production

By Monday Ajogun The Edo State Government on Tuesday disclosed that it has earmarked about four hundred hectares of land for rice production during the...

Hot foods in polythene bags are contaminated by chemicals, says ecologist

By Deji Abdulwahab   An ecologist, Mrs Nnenna Didigu, says hot foods packaged in polythene bags are harmful to human health because they are usually contaminated...

Yuletide : Prices of tomatoes, onions, rice soar in Umuahia, Abia...

Prices of some food items have soared in some major markets in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State two days to Christmas.

Christmas: Prices of food items crash in Kaduna State

By Philip Yatai and Khadija Aliyu     As Christmas celebration draws nearer, prices of some food items have crashed while others were stable in the last...

University of Ilorin produces packaged ‘kulikuli’

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal     The University of Ilorin has commenced production for sale of spiced, fried groundnut cake, popularly called ‘kulikuli’, a renowned West African snack.     According...

Expert urges Nigerians to eat local foods to prevent diseases

A Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, urged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of eating local foods to prevent diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Repackaged Ofada Rice berths in Abeokuta, as Amosun celebrates made-in-Ogun State

By Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta The Ogun State government on Thursday commissioned its repackaged Ofada rice known as MITROS rice as well as a processing factory. The...

IITA chief thumbs up IITA Cassava Weed Management Project for research,...

In a 30-minute presentation to more than 300 researchers including members of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),...

Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050...

  Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank...

IITA boosts cassava production above national average in Ogun State

  On-farm demonstrations in Ogun state, Nigeria under the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have produced average yields...

Free school meals: Funding crisis hits UN’s World Food Programme in...

More than 1.5 million vulnerable children across West and Central Africa risk going to school hungry or dropping out altogether, due to lack of...

Oprah Winfrey branded mashed potatoes, soups to hit supermarkets

BY JOSEPH PISANI   NEW YORK (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey is headed to the supermarket aisle with her own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes.   The media...

Each shipload of rice imported costs Nigeria 15,000 jobs – First...

First Bank of Nigeria's Managing Director, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, believes Nigeria is losing about 15,000 jobs every week due to an appetite for imported...

African Development Bank to invest US$24 billion in agriculture across Africa

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has confirmed that the financial institution will invest $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a...