nigeria championing cassava to boost food security

Ekiti Releases 6000 Hectares To Boost Cassava Production

Ekiti Releases 6000 Hectares To Boost Cassava Production The Governor also stated that the state played a prominent role in the formation of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to ward off destruction of farmlands by marauding herders and to discourage them from abandoning the farm out of fear food security and

'23 000 OGUN CASSAVA FARMERS CAPTURED IN ANCHOR

Aug 21 2020SEGUN AYINDE ABEOKUTA No fewer than 23 000 Cassava farmers in the 20 local government areas of Ogun State are to benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria's loan to the Anchor Borrow Programme to boost production for food security in the state

A closer look at cassava production in Nigeria and Tanzania

The main planting months for cassava in Nigeria are defined by the rainy season between March and June with a peak in April The range of planting months according with COSCA in the 90s was wider starting in February and ending by October-November Cassava is harvested through the year in Nigeria with a peak between April and June

Obaseki restates commitment to economic diversification

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has reaffirmed that his government remains committed to economic diversification assuring that the state would continue to initiate and implement policies targeted at boosting the agricultural sector and ensuring food security The governor who spoke to journalists in Benin City said his administration has in the last three years and []

FG OGSG and IFAD empower 2 500 farmers with inputs

Aug 21 2020No fewer than 2 500 rice and cassava farmers have been empowered with farm inputs by both the Federal and Ogun Governments under the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) The empowerment of the farmers was in conjunction with the International Fund for

The Challenges of Food Security in Nigeria

Squealing to the discovery of petroleum Nigeria has rapidly grown into a major food importing nation as the government has become neglectful of the agricultural sector since petroleum is considered a more viable resource for economic development This situation quickly polarized the nation into high and low income groups Unfortunately while only small fraction of the population benefited

Cassava

In 2017 Nigeria produced 59 million tons making it the world's largest producer (approximately 20% of global production) with a 37% increase in the last decade Nigeria exports about 3 2 million tons annually and earned a record $136 million in 2013 Cassava production depends on a

Pressing challenges to food security in Nigeria and ways

Feb 13 2019Reduced food production Nigeria is facing a lingering food crisis Between 2008 and 2013 production of staple cereal foods (maize millet rice sorghum wheat and other cereals) declined by 11 8% from about 28 8 million tons to about 25 4 million tons

The role of Cassava production in improving food security

Cassava provides food security as it can be grown on less fertile soils it is a source of income for farmers and provides food for many An investigation was conducted in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta state Nigeria to find out the variable inputs that affects the output of cassava farming s

Cassava

In 2017 Nigeria produced 59 million tons making it the world's largest producer (approximately 20% of global production) with a 37% increase in the last decade Nigeria exports about 3 2 million tons annually and earned a record $136 million in 2013 Cassava production depends on a

Ondo Gets 10 Bulldozers To Boost Cassava Production

May 20 2020In preparation for mass cassava farming in Nigeria to ensure food security and provide cassava for the high capacity Cassava – Ethanol factory located in the Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub in Ore We-Distillery ethanol manufacturers at the hub have purchased 10 D6 Bulldozers to assist farmers with land preparation across Ondo State The Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

Nigeria's Agriculture and Food Security Challenges

security Nigeria's food security challenges will grow with its population At current food production growth rates Nigeria remains unable to feed its population Production will have to expand at a higher rate Nigeria's urban population has outstripped the rural population This shift to urban centres will become even more pronounced

Frontiers

37 Cassava is the main source of carbohydrate for over 70% of the people in Nigeria the world's largest producer and consumer of the crop The yields of cassava are however relatively low in Nigeria largely due to pests and disease infections that significantly lead to inconsistencies in productivity of cassava genotypes in various environments Fifty-eight F1 hybrid cassava genotypes plus

FAO Assures Nigeria of Continued Technical Support on Food

May 08 2019The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has promised Nigeria continued support in its drive toward ensuring food security and zero hunger in the future FAO Country Representative in Nigeria Mr Suffyan Koroma made the promise in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday as the FAO marks 40 years of operations

Nigeria at a glance

Nigeria accounts for cassava production of up to 20 per cent of the world about 34 per cent of Africa's and about 46 per cent of West Africa's The national average yield of cassava is estimated at about 13 63 MT per ha as against potential yield of up to 40 metric tons per ha

CASSAVA DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (Cont )

6 3 4 Processing In Nigeria virtually all the processing steps in the production of gari are mechanized thereby removing the drudgery of the most rural cassava processors The Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO) Lagos successfully improved the technology splitting the process into definite steps and optimizing each step with respect to time product quality and unit cost

cassava

NIGERIA – Psaltry International Company Limited one of the investors in the Nigerian cassava industry has said that the country has started benefiting from its investment as the import substitution policy of the Federal Government in cassava starch has earned it $4 million (about N1 22 billion) in

Cassava Applied Research for Food Security

To improve the food and income security situation of 2 500 direct beneficiaries in the districts of Oyam and Pader in Northern Uganda through identifying and increasing their access to high-yielding cassava varieties and linking them to fair markets for their value-added products

Stoking the cassava economy to boost Africa's food security

In 2016 Nigeria raised the economic profile of cassava in a process aimed at improving food security and the profitability The crop is mostly used in tropical countries across Africa Asia and Latin America making it the third largest source of calories after rice and corn Stoking the cassava economy to boost Africa's food security

Nigerian Army seek partnership with FG to deepen food

In his remarks the Executive Director Nigeria Army Farms and Ranches Limited Maina Kadai said that NAFARL's current structure is designed to broaden its scope and mandate to cover ranching and agriculture to support the FG's Policy on food security as well as generate revenue for the Nigerian Army (NA) feed the entire Army Corps and contribute to the national GDP

cassava

NIGERIA – Psaltry International Company Limited one of the investors in the Nigerian cassava industry has said that the country has started benefiting from its investment as the import substitution policy of the Federal Government in cassava starch has earned it $4 million (about N1 22 billion) in

Ekiti Releases 6000 Hectares To Boost Cassava Production

Ekiti Releases 6000 Hectares To Boost Cassava Production The Governor also stated that the state played a prominent role in the formation of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to ward off destruction of farmlands by marauding herders and to discourage them from abandoning the farm out of fear food security and

Nigeria set to bolster cassava industry

A push by Nigeria to boost the production of staple crops with a particular focus on cassava should help improve rural development and food security in the 170m-person country In early July Audu Ogbeh minister of agriculture and rural development announced the World Bank would inject $200m worth of funds for the Fadama III project to

Cassava Consumption and Food Security Status among Cassava

Objective: This study was carried out to assess the level of cassava consumption and food security status of cassava growing s Materials and Methods: The study was done in cassava growing villages and respondents consisted of 102 cassava grower-processors To assess the food security status of respondent's s the study adopted the US adult food security survey module

Championing Africa's food revolution

Dec 10 2012The quick and high returns of Nigeria's oil industry have led to it dominating the economy to the detriment of other sectors But Jite Okoloko saw an opportunity in the disarray of the agricultural sector to champion Nigerian farmers After seven years living in the United States Mr Okoloko returned to Nigeria and launched Notore Chemical Industries Ltd in 2005He says he was dismayed by Nigeria

Nigeria Brazil Partner to Boost Agriculture Create Jobs

By Dipo Olowookere An agricultural development programme tagged Green Imperative was launched on Thursday in Abuja The scheme is a partnership between Nigeria and Brazil The key objective of the scheme is to up-scale the country's agriculture to boost food production improve food security expand job growth and ultimately boost income in Nigeria