CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural research partnership, said its funding rose to $1 billion this year, double the group’s budget five years ago amid increased government concern about food security.
States in Northern Nigeria are in the Sahel whose inhabitants are part of the 11 million faced with severe food insecurity, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has warned.
THE Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), recently launched a report on review of food and agricultural policies in Tanzania following implementation of the Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) project conducted between 2005 and 2011.
Africa currently imports almost $40 billion worth of food a year, but it should implement measures to attract private sector investment in agriculture in order to reduce its food import bill and increase its self-reliance, experts have said.
The Nigerian government has stepped up its emergency food aid in response to severe food insecurity and child malnutrition in the northeast, where the military has been running a sweeping offensive against Boko Haram (BH) Islamists since June.
Wheat stem sawfly continues to be a major problem for producers, particularly in central Montana, according to Luther Talbert, spring wheat breeder at Montana State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station.
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World Food Programme predicts one in four people in rural areas will need food assistance next year. Zimbabwe is facing a "looming food crisis" with one in four people in rural areas at risk of hunger early next year, the highest number in half a decade, the UN has warned.
In the shadow of a boisterous debate about the safety of growing crops that have been genetically modified, otherwise known as GMOs, the potential of good old-fashioned crossbreeding has been making quite a stir in the agricultural community.
Washington — Prices of internationally traded food commodities continued to fall from February to June for the third consecutive quarter since their historic peak in August 2012, according to the World Bank.