Tuesday, December 1, 2020

African Leaders Urge Other World Leaders to Increase IFAD Funding.

Heads of state from across Africa have called on other world leaders to safeguard the sustainable development goal targets on eradicating poverty and hunger by increasing their funding to the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD).

Heads of state from across Africa have called on other world leaders to safeguard the sustainable development goal targets on eradicating poverty and hunger by increasing their funding to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

This call was made by 10 African heads of state in a letter to their counterparts in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania in which they affirmed their support for the IFAD’s vision of vibrant rural communities where people live free from poverty and hunger.

Those calling for a significant increase in contributions to the IFAD include leaders from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

IFAD Partners NDDC on USD129m Job Creation Agric Project

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, an annual report released by the United Nations, predicted that 132 million people would become chronically hungry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to 690 million people that went hungry last year.

The report estimated that Asia currently has the highest number of undernourished with 381 million people, while the number in Africa is growing fast with 250 million undernourished, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean with 48 million.

Biggest Funders of Agriculture in Africa Form $280M Funding Partnership

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World is produced jointly by the IFAD, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Food Program and the World Health Organization and is the most authoritative global study tracking progress towards ending hunger and malnutrition.

Marie Haga, associate vice president for external relations and governance at the IFAD, said that the show of support from African leaders is a testament to the real impact the IFAD is having on the lives and livelihoods of rural people on the continent.

 

More news

Abia ADP Fortifies Farmers with Improved Maize Seeds, Inputs

The Abia State Agricultural Development Program (ADP) has purchased improved varieties of maize seeds, agro-chemicals and other farm inputs to assist farmers in the...

Agriculture is Successful Because Nigerians Can’t Afford Foreign Foods, Buhari Tells Governors

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his welcome address to state governors at the presidential villa, Abuja, expressed his pleasure with the successes recorded by each...

AFAN Hails Re-election of Adesina as AfDB President

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has hailed the re-election and subsequent inauguration of Akinwumi Adesina for a second term as president of...

FG to Clampdown on Poultry Product Smugglers, Vendors

Due to its effect on the poultry industry and the overall endangerment of human health, the Nigerian government has pledged to intensify war on...

Extension Service Providers Set to Resume Training of Farmers ― IITA

Extension agents working under the Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM) in Oyo State and the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) in Benue State ...

African Countries Advised to Accept Genetic Modification Techniques

African leaders have been called upon to avoid over regulation of products made through new Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs), which are used in the...

Farmers Laments Impacts of Taraba Killings on Food Security

Farmers in Taraba State have expressed worry that a string of killings and property destruction between the Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups in the...

Lagos Creates Makeshift Food Markets in Schools Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

To cushion the effect of market closure across Lagos State a restrictive measure to stem the transmission of Covid-19, the state government has set...

NYSC Members Lauds NSPRI on Agricultural Training

  Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have lauded the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI ) for their training on value addition...

CAN Raises Tone Against Multiple Cocoa Revenue Points

Mr Sayina Riman, national president of the Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), has condemned the multiplicity of revenue points in Calabar, Cross River State...

More Mechanization Required in the Agricultural Sector, Nanono

  The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammed Sabo Nanono has censured the inadequate use of agriculture automation in the Nation’s Agricultural Sector. Nanono, while...

Related news

Global Cassava Coalition Supports Africa’s Cassava Transformation

Dr. Claude Fauquet, Director of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) during a press conference hosted by Veronique Brumeaux, the French...

Germany Trains 230,000 Farmers in Nigeria, Others

German Development Agency (GIZ) in collaboration with 20 local partners has trained 230,000 small farmers from Nigeria,Cote d'Ivoire,Ghana,Togo and Cameroon under its Farmer Business...

Develop Lagos-Abidjan Highway to Boost Agriculture, ECOWAS Urged

In order to boost regional agriculture and food export, the Project Director, Cassava Adding Value to Africa (CAVA), Prof. Kola Adebayo, enjoined member-states of...

Hidden Prospects in Yam Production

No doubt, an unavailability of yams in the market may starve a wide range of African families. For inestimable reasons, the intensive production of...