Nigeria is one of the top ten wheat importers in the world, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. This is based on the FAO's recent release of the "Food Outlook: Biannual Report on Global Food Markets." According to the report, Nigeria imported an average of 5.2 million tonnes between 2018/19 and 2020/21, and the import rate is expected to increase to 5.
The time to speak up and advise government at all levels on how to overcome the challenges of food insecurity in Nigeria is now. The prices of commodities have taken dangerous dimension with persistent and continuous rise in price. The monthly data released by National Bureau of Statistics, NBS is an affirmation to food insecurity in the country.
The disease caused by a new virus that emerged late last year in China and has since sickened tens of thousands of people now has an official name: COVID-19. At a press briefing on Tuesday, the World Health Organization said it had decided on the name after consulting with the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health. “We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual, or group of people,” said WHO director-general Tedro
If the majority of the world’s population would stop eating meat it could make an important impact on the environment. The only thing is, just a small percentage of the earth has arable land. In the time of anthropods, climate change was one of the great concerns of humanity. There are many who say that if people would stop eating meat, climate change issues would disappear. Does this make sense? Cars or cows? Which one contaminates more? Without a doubt, people’s food causes a tremendous impact on
Sugar cane is a tall (about 6 to 20 feet) perennial grass with stout, jointed, fibrous stalks that serves also as a raw material for sugar production. According to F.A.O(Food and Agriculture Organization) in 2012, sugar cane was the world's largest crop by production quantity. This answers the question: is sugar cane important in the first place? Because if it were not important, no one will be buying it and invariably, no one will bother planting it in the first place! Sugar cane for sure is known for it's
There are so many people who have taken bread as their best food without knowing if potassium bromate is actually healthy for them or not. Potassium bromate is an ingredient that serves as an additive in flour. It's a very popular baking ingredient and its popularity seems to outshine other baking ingredients ever known. The purpose of this ingredient is to make dough rise and give it much strength. Bromate is the ingredient responsible for the white color of
What would zero poverty look like for the world, How do we even begin to sustainably break the cycle of poverty that, has trapped more than 588 million people? There are some key solutions to poverty that are key to making this goal a reality. Here are the top 7. 1. Equality And Representation For All One of the main causes of extreme poverty is marginalization, the systemic barriers that lead to groups of people going without representation in their communities. In order for a community or country to wor
Photo shows an agricultural technology demonstration park in Lianzhang village in Qingyuan, South China’s Guangdong Province. (Photo/Courtesy of southcn.com) Benjamin Davis, Leader of the Strategic Programme on Reducing Rural Poverty at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The massive reduction of poverty in China over the past 30 years is one of the great success stories of modern times in the area of economic and social development. Using the World Bank poverty measure of $1.90 a day, which is
Corona has come and it seems to be leaving. The thought of restarting the economy is the one which most would entertain. However this retreating devil staring at our faces may soon return with more deterioration. Even as we fight to put our heads off water, a look further sends more shivers down our spines. Food is essential to man as his life. A wise saying even puts it that home is anywhere food is. Sadly many ARE going to become foodless at the aftermath of corona, possibly toward the end of this year. About
Horticulture is still overwhelmingly at the resource level in Nigeria, as per the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). With ranchers developing somewhere in the range of one and two hectares of land, utilizing for the most part cultivators and cutlasses, the outcome is poor food creation. A change from little scope means cultivating to motorized, all the more industrially practical cultivating is, hence, fundamental, as indicated by specialists. The automation level on ranches the nation over is e
The World Health Organization (WHO), in consultation and collaboration with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has identified best practices for the naming of new human diseases, with the aim to minimize unnecessary negative impact of disease names on trade, travel, tourism or animal welfare, and avoid causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups. Given the increasingly rapid and
Orange is a sweet, juicy fruit belonging to the citrus family known as Rutaceae.It is, inter alia, a very rich source of vitamin C. Orange is a common fruit consumed all over the world.