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FAO Nigeria Newsletter, March 2021 - Issue #3












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    Special Edition on World Food Day Celebrations for 2021
    2021
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    It is another important time of the year when we celebrate the World Food Day (WFD) i.e. October 16, which is also the FAO’s birth date. The day is marked by a series of activities for promoting worldwide awareness and action for elimination of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The WFD 2021 came just a few weeks after the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, convened the first ever Food Systems Summit that was held on September 23, 2021. With the theme ‘Our actions are our future. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life’, this year’s WFD was a time to look into the future we need to build together. This year the day was celebrated by looking at the agri-food systems and the important role that they play in ensuring food security, nutrition and environmental sustainability. FAO in Nigeria led preparations and holding of a series of activities in the week leading up to the day in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, United Nations Information Centre, Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). They ranged from a joint ministerial press conference, commissioning and handing-over of water points to internally displaced people and their host communities, handing over of IT equipment to support food security and nutrition-related SDGs monitoring and signing of a Technical Cooperation Programme to support drip irrigation farming in Nigeria. Others included a field visit and award giving ceremony to best performers in the school gardening project, a high-level panel discussion and participation in agricultural show, among other activities. Please read on...
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    FAO Nigeria Newsletter, October 2020 - Issue #1 2020
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    The FAO Nigeria newsletter offers a glimpse into some of the lives that have benefitted from FAO’s programmes and projects. This issue, which focuses on FAO’s aquaculture initiative, takes us to Borno State in the northeast of the country. Following the decade-long insurgency that has resulted in food shortages, imperilled livelihoods and exacerbated poverty, the state has already taken the first steps towards recovery. Read about fishers, processors and others connected to the fishing industry who are again earning a living and getting their lives back on track.
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    FAO's 2020 rainy season programme restarts livelihoods among conflict-affected farmers in northeast Nigeria
    2021
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    A special publication on the 2020 rainy season farming intervention in northeast Nigeria with testimonies by beneficiaries that we are working with to rebuild their lives after being affected by the over 10-year old armed insurgency there. Since 2016, FAO has been implementing the intervention among communities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states to improve food security and nutrition status of the populations including the internally displaced people. So far the results on the ground are very positive with the supported farmers recording higher yields per hectare than it was the case before. This means more food and income for households. This is such a milestone that FAO together with other partners would like to sustain for a bigger impact and wider reach. It adds momentum to our other continuing programmes in the region including dry season crop production, farmer field schools, livestock restocking and Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE), among others. We appreciate the continued support from partners enabling us to record the success we are celebrating today. Together we can do more for the general good of the needy communities in northeast region.

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