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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Post-3rd Biennial Review: AAAN boss tasks Nigeria on infrastructure development - NaijaAgroNet

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The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), Ms Ene Obi, has called for improved infrastructure investment to pave way for adequate and timely movement of agriculture produce nationwide, reports 
Ms Ene Obi of ActionAid Nigeria

Speaking at the National Dialogue & Dissemination on Nigeria’s Performance at the 3rd Biennial Review Exercise on the Implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development (CAADP), on Wednesday at Hawthorn Suites, Abuja in her welcome address, Ene, said, improved investment on infrastructure has become imperative especially in the agriculture sector to reduce number of wastages and increase preservations.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

CS-SUNN boss tasks media to step-up nutrition reportage - NaijaAgroNet

The Executive Secretary of the Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), Mrs. Beatrice Eluaka, has tasked media especially in Lagos to step-up nutrition reportage, NaijaAgroNet reports.

In her address at the launch of Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition System (PINNS) which includes research findings, progress and call to action, CS-SUNN boss, urged the media to step up reportage of nutrition issues to inform and spur policy makers and concerned stakeholders, to take the right steps that will curb malnutrition in Nigeria, participation in Lagos State.

She also said, this media engagement on PINNS issues focuses on research findings, progress and call to action, is aimed at informing Lagos media, generally, about PINNS project, issues and prayers.

In addition, she said, the essence of this engagement is to establish media role or responsibilities for increased visibility of PINNS cum nutrition issues in Lagos State.

“To secure buy-in of media for smooth implementation of PINNS in Lagos; Increase salience of PINNS and nutrition issues among media in Lagos State,” she said.

CS-SUNN, she assured would continue to equip members of the press with useful and relevant information that would help and enable them step up thorough and factual reportage of Nutrition.

“We look forward to a most successful engagement with members of the press,” she said.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Lagos PHSAI boss demands more funding for family planning

The Lagos State chairman of the Public Health Sustainable Advocacy Initiative (PHSAI), Mr. Ayo Adebusoye has demanded more funding for the family planning activities and campaigns in the centre of excellence, reports NaijaAgroNet.

Speaking on the interventions by the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on family planning, at a three-day Pathfinder’s AFP SMART Media Advocacy Workshop in Lagos, recently, Mr. Adebusoye while giving the Lagos State Family Planning (FP) Status, highlighted some of the challenges faced by PHSAI with top on being lack of funding.

He stressed the need to monitor budget, saying that “if you don't know what was budgeted, how can you monitor or follow up,” insisting that non release of fund for FP is a factor hindering the achievement of FP2020 goals and advocated for more funding.

Also, he mentioned that population growth rate which is at about 3.2 per cent, Total Fertility Rate (TFR) stood at about four births per women.

He decried what is at stake and how low adoption is affecting Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). MMR is highest among the poor. Lagos state goal overall CPR of 74% by 2020 and the purpose is to avert 2.6 million unintended pregnancies and 8000 maternal life saved.

Mr Adebusoye similarly talked about the background and objectives of PHSAI as well as the activities of the group.

He talked about how the agenda and FP budget tracking indicators, disbursement and expenditure will be focused on in this New Year, 2018; expressing confidence that PHSAI was fundamentally established to work closely with FB Media Advocacy Working Group.

The workshop was organised by Pathfinder International Nigeria with some international partners.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

ACORD boss, Ngum tasks CAADP Non-State Actors on mindset

The Executive Director of the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, (ACORD), Mr. Ousainou Ngum, has tasked the leadership of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC) to change their current mindset so as to reap the potentials in CAADP, reports NaijaAgroNet.

In a keynote to the session, at the ongoing African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2016) on "Accelerating Africa’s Rise: Maximizing Non-State Actors’ Potential for Results and Impact, Mr. Ngum said that if the desire of CNC is to make real impact, it must open its arms to welcoming new people and concepts especially at this era of technology.

This, he said, includes exploration of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools that have become people-oriented such as social media and platforms like What’sApp.

He stressed that exploiting the likes of What’sApp, for instance, the horizon for CNC will be larger and hence become more acceptable and inclusiveness to its membership and even potential members.

Ngum told the session moderated by the Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), Mr. Muchiri Nyaggah, and included panelists like One Campiaign representative to the African Union (AU) and East Africa, Dorine Nininahazwe, Deputy Regional Director at Oxfam, Ms Dedo Mate-Kodjo, deputy chairman of CNC, Mr. Cris Muyunda, chief executive officer of East Africa Farmers Federation, Mr. Stephen Muchiri and chairman, Leveraging Excellence in Agricultural Development, Ambassador Philip Idro, CNS has to develop a new framework with clear deliverables.

CNC, he also pointed out should ensure the involvement of all regional organizations and work around making certain that CAADP is a success.

“Civil society should talk beyond themselves and work on the youth too,” he declared, stressing that the need for change in mindset will open up lots of other opportunities, especially by working closely with the African Union Commission (AUC).

On the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mr. Ngum said, the Coalition must ensure no one is left behind by delving into the 17 goals, explaining that the latest SDGs is about the world and not just about the rich and poor or those who have and havenots.

“We can only do that by reaching out,” he declared.

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Pix: Mr. Ngum speaking.