FAO in Nigeria
Abuja - The armed insurgency in northeast Nigeria continues to have devastating impacts on food and nutrition status of people in the states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. In the current period - October to December, 2019 - an estimated 2.6 million people in the three states are classified as...
  Key facts Rice consumption in Nigeria peaked at around seven million tonnes in 2018, keeping the West African country as Africa’s largest consumer. The Jere Bowl in Borno, comprising 22 000 hectares of moist farmland, can contribute more than 30 000 tonnes to the country’s rice production annually; and simultaneously provide livelihoods...
Kaduna - Agriculture has remained the highest employer in Nigeria, with more than one-third of the country’s over 200 million people engaged in the sector. The majority of Nigeria’s agricultural actors are smallholder farmers with limited alternative sources of livelihood. Farmers are exposed to high health risks while using agrochemical products...
Yobe-Damaturu - For agriculture to become more sustainable and productive in Africa, governments at all levels must be at the center of agriculture programmes. These were the words of FAO Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma at the opening of a retreat organized by the Yobe State government to design a...
Abuja -Smallholders mostly suffer the hazard of post-harvest losses, due largely to the lack of capacity to add value to their produce and modern farming equipment to ease the process. This among other challenges have continued to hurdle intervention efforts to alleviate rural poverty. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the...
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