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Making Akwa Ibom State an Agricultural Hub!

 

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30% Food Produce Wasted Annually In Nigeria

 

Duro Kuteyi, an agricultural expert has explained that over 30% of food produce in Nigeria is wasted to poor equipment and transportation.

Mr Kuteyi, speaking at an interactive session lamented that at least 30 percent of crops are wasted due to non-availability of processing facilities, adding that before food crops are moved from one part of the country to the other a lot of it would have been wasted.

While urging the federal government to re-examine the possibilities of processing agricultural products to save Nigerians from further wastes, adding it is the only way wastage can be eliminated.

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Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations partners Standard Organisation of Nigeria for Development of Sustainable Agriculture and food security in Nigeria and Africa!

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) are calling for the development of sustainable agriculture and food security in Nigeria and Africa at large.

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Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria urges Nigeria to introduce Integrated Farming and Drip Irrigation to Boost Food Production

The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador. Ajjampur Ghanashyam has urged Nigeria to introduce Integrated Farming and Drip Irrigation to boost food production in the country.

Ghanashyam gave the advice at a Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria  in Abuja.

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Researchers in Taiwan Speak on Use of Mushroom and Obesity!

 

Researchers in Taiwan have reportedly declared that a mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals.

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Brazil’s Sao Paulo Legislators ban Production and Sale of Foie Gras – a Delicacy Made From Fatty Liver of Force-Fed Ducks and Geese!

 

Legislators in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, have reportedly  banned the production and sale of foie gras, a delicacy made from the fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese.

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Fuel Scarcity Cost Frozen-Food Traders Over N10 million

The fuel scarcity caused a lot of major companies to shutdown in the past week, as network providers like MTN, Glo and radio stations in Beatfm all had to stay offline for hours of the day.

However it seems the biggest loosers from the scarcity are Frozen food traders in Ijora-Olopa, Lagos, who lost over N10 million worth of food items between May 23 and May 25 blackout.

 

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[FOOD NEWS] NAFDAC Seals Chocolate Royale For Storing Expired Food

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC has reportedly sealed Chocolate Royale over what it described as “unethical practices” and non-adherent to Good Manufacturing and Hygienic Practices.

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NAFDAC Set To Shutdown Companies Evading Micronutrient Compliance

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said it would soon clampdown on factories of edible food in the country whose products failed the micro-nutrient fortification compliance test.

Speaking during the agency’s visit to markets in Makurdi, Benue State, Coordinator of NAFDAC in the state, Anikoh Ibrahim said that micronutrient fortification compliance in sugar, flour, salt and vegetable oil products sold in the markets was a necessary requirement.

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