Tax on sugar and salt

An independent review of the food that is eaten has suggested that sugar and salt be taxed and vegetables prescribed by the NHS. The report, led by businessman Henry Dimbleby, said taxes raised could extend free school meal provision and support better diets among the poorest. England’s National Food Strategy also wants GPs to try prescribing […]

National Food Strategy as released by Henry Dimbleby…Looks at tax on sugar and salt

Taking a swipe at sugar and salt will always cause a stir and be a big issue. So, when I saw this on, I decided to post it here… Dimbleby argues for taxes on sugar and salt, for shifts in our agricultural land use, and for a billion pounds of spending to drive innovation […]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development has reportedly granted a $5 million loan to a group of 377,000 rice and maize farmers in Nigeria. It says the farmers, who are part of a cooperative society, Baban Gona, are the first set of beneficiaries of its Private Sector Financing Programme to end rising levels of hunger […]

Cuba to allow travellers bring in food without import duties

Cuba says it will allow travellers arriving in the country to bring in food, medicine and other essentials without paying import duties. The announcement was made following the biggest anti-government protests on the Communist-run island in decades. Thousands took to the streets on Sunday to protest over food and medicine shortages, price increases and the […]

2021 GRFC report ranks Nigeria among 6 countries with worse food crises

The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2021) has revealed that Nigeria is among the six countries in Africa with worse food crises. The report also disclosed that about 13 million Nigerians risk falling into acute food insecurity in the coming days. The GRFC is prepared by 16 leading global and regional organisations belonging […]

Former Ethiopia Prime Minister and AGRA’s Board Chair visits Nigeria

Former Ethiopia Prime Minister and Board Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Hailemariam Dessalegn is in Nigeria for a four-day visit to engage leaders in conversations around food systems transformation. He will meet former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo; Minister for Finance Zainab Ahmed; Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Muhammed […]

Fertiliser in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria and its non-governmental organisation partners have inaugurated a dashboard to provide farmers and stakeholders in Nigeria with data on fertiliser pricing, consumption and production, among others. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ernest Umakhihe, who inaugurated the facility in Abuja, said the ‘Visualising Insight on Fertiliser […]

Flour mill gets increase

The Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has reported a 127 per cent increase in its profit after tax for the year ended March 31, 2021. The company said its after-tax profit rose from N11.4bn in 2020 to N25.7bn in 2021. In a statement by the company, Flour Mills of Nigeria said its average revenue across […]