Nigeria boosts food security interventions with US$33.5m fund

NIGERIA – Nigeria federal government has injected N13 billion (US$33.5m) intervention fund for pest control across the country aimed to ensure uninterrupted agricultural activities during 2020 farming season. The funds are also meant to control trans-boundary pests and minimise the impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic as well as guarantee both nutritional and national food security. According to minister of Agricultural and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, the global pandemic and reports of desert locust outbreak in East Africa and the Middle East with the possibility of spill-over of the…

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