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The Federal Government says the persistent attacks on residents of  Zamfara by bandits will affect food security in the country. The Minister of Interior, Alhaji Abdulrahman Dambazau, said this on Wednesday in Gusau during an on-the-spot assessment of the activities of the bandits in the state. He said: “Since those affected by the killings are largely […]

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The Upper West Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mrs Zenabu Wasai-King, says bushfires have reduced soil fertility, destroyed farm produce and lowered general agricultural output thereby exposing the Region to hunger. She said bushfires, over the years, had been identified as one of the major challenges to the socio-economic progress of the […]

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MISSION, RGV – There appears to widespread support in South Texas for congressional passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. All three members of Congress for the South Texas border region – Filemon Vela, Vicente Gonzalez and Henry Cullear – supported the bill, as did the South […]

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One in three children lives in poverty in Saskatchewan.  That statistic is coming from Melanie Warken, a public health nutritionist for the Moose Jaw area. She said food security is broken into three categories: affordability, availability, and use, which is the knowledge of nutrition and preparation. “A household income is the strongest predictor of food […]

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Mekong River dams may threaten food security (Credit: Getty Images) Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The negative consequences to food security and the environment of hundreds of dams proposed to control flooding of the Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia far outweigh the positive […]

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