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FAO to partner with IITA in reducing world hunger and malnutrition

FAO to partner with IITA in reducing world hunger and malnutrition

The new representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Nigeria and his team recently visited IITA headquarters to strengthen the partnership between FAO and IITA by exploring IITA technologies and discover more areas of collaboration. Smallholder farmers are faced continually with the impacts of climate change. FAO seeks to collaborate with other institutes…

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Scientists prepped for nutrition survey

A team of scientists have been trained to carry out a nutrition survey in selected communities throughout Nigeria. The week-long training workshop, which took place from 27 October to 2 November, focused on preparing the scientists for the field and designing a good survey. IITA Head of Administration, West Africa Hub, Sylvia Oyinlola, welcomed the…

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Stakeholders advocate multisectoral engagement to tackle malnutrition, boost economy

To reverse the trend of Nigeria’s declining economy, engage the teeming unemployed youth population, and tackle malnutrition, government and private sector stakeholders in the health, agriculture, and beverage sectors must encourage and take part in the local production of more nutritious foods. This was according to experts, including researchers, policy and decision makers, food processors,…

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