IITA and WFP strengthen ties to achieve a world free from hunger

A delegation from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nigeria visited IITA on 8 February, to strengthen existing collaboration and synergize ways to improve and sustain the livelihoods of people in the priority states benefiting from the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF). The NZHF is chaired by His Excellency, Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  The three-member team led by…

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Picture of IITA staff members celebrating 2018 World Food Day with a walk for Zero Hunger

World Food Day 2018 celebrated with a Walk for Zero Hunger

On 16 October every year, World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated in over 150 countries to raise awareness about hunger and poverty and the need for global food security.

Picture of IITA Goodwill Ambassador, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, addressing the audience during the NZHF in Benue.

Nigerian governors endorse peer advisory mechanism to facilitate the attainment of zero hunger by 2025

Five state governors in Nigeria have endorsed a peer advisory mechanism to enable them to monitor the implementation of their state-grown agricultural plans with a view to ending hunger by 2025.

Picture of Elizabeth Parkes, cassava expert, leads the team from Ebonyi on a tour around IITA facilities.

Ebonyi State delegates seek IITA’s intervention to move the country’s Zero Hunger goal forward

In continuance of the Zero Hunger Initiative which is geared towards unlocking the potentials of the country and ensuring the nation’s emancipation from the shackles of hunger and poverty by 2030, a team of nine stakeholders in agriculture from Ebonyi State approached IITA on 16 March for guidance on a course of action.

Picture of Kenton Dashiell, IITA DDG, Partnerships for Delivery (left), presents the implementation document of the Forum to His Excellency, Engr. Dave Umahi, the executive Governor of Ebonyi state.

The Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum activates drive to end hunger in Nigeria by 2025

Members of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum have taken proactive steps to ensure that malnutrition and hunger will no longer be experienced in the country by 2025. To achieve this goal, the forum agreed during the launch of its “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review” earlier last month to select five pilot…

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Picture of Former Pres. Obasanjo leads lawmakers and policymakers in developing a roadmap to ensure that Nigeria attains zero hunger by 2030

Nigeria Zero Hunger holds second meeting in Abuja

The Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review held its second meeting in Abuja this month, led by former President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.