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Food & Agriculture

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

How National Soil Fertility Surveys Can Boost Food Production

The demand for such surveys has been made on sharp deterioration in soil fertility due to erosion, repeated cropping, and agro practices that deplete nitrogen and micro nutrients. Director, Centre for Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS) University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof  Kolawole Salako, said  detailed soil surveys  would  help in-depth study of the capacity for

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Food Security Task Force Embarks on Five-year Mission

No one denies that all living organisms need food in order to survive, but not everyone draws an immediate connection between food and social, economic and environmental security. Food security is, in fact, something that the European Union takes very seriously. A new project, Plant and Food Security (or PLANTFOODSEC), is an initiative of the

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