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FIIRO proposes agricultural cooperative solution to food insecurity .1Iows T food -mill SMEll take full Offlc:n, was has ben! ilE DtrKtOl"-GwenJ/ and Ex~ln~

F~I Institute of IndUlitfUll Research, Oshodl, l)r Gloria EJemo, has ad\'OCIled viabko 'IlicullunI! coo~rallvn .nd 'vo-proceasm, clUlilers, 15 key dr:ments to IIUlIlam.ble food xcunty in Nill!'rU Ekmo stressed lhat "lIRO would conlmue 10 coIlabonle Wllh local .nd Inlr!malional ~q,l1M'nl insltlutiou In llirensthenin, 'Iricuhura! coopt"ntivea ~ilh • vle'w 10 transfonnin, tM IIInrultu,..1 Sf"CCor .nd .dnevm, • more Wfood_ aecu""w Ni,PIia ~ FlIRO 0..(; made theM rmullu in La,.:. on -rue.cby .1 • pre. confere~tocommemOf1lle

thl!' World Food D.y_ She spoke on the Ihellll!', 'A&roprott'SSin, clU5ten: Key 10 NIIPIia's food 8f'CUnly'

Apan from msunnl 8eCUrity, she SIlK! viable .picullural (."()IJJ)erailYeS .nd 111mprocessin, clusters _re crilK:a1 in employtnl':nl If!nenlllOn, trarudonnauon of l!COnomic landsca~ .nd plWeny nl\evi.lion Elemo obser"\-ed thai over the years., there had ~n. massi\~ dc'Cline in m~'nlme:n l In '1flCUIture, makin, il ~~ry difficult for producers .nd small/ medium ecaie mlnpriM!!l 10 cope with variabilily.nd ~ in cllmale such 15 Hoodin" Shr d~ thai the 1000011Iule was collabontml .nd networtin, wilh the Bank of Industry In Ulendm, tinancilll ~ .nd loans throu,h mJCrOfinance banks 10 SMEnndoiMr.Jricullural producer orpnlSlltl(HtJ which h.,'e ac:qlllrt!d FlIRO's lech~1

mnsf"er She sud, Ihr:mr cho8rn to hi,hh&hl the many conc:mr WI)'!! 10 whICh .'ncuhu .... 1 cooprrall\'n .nd producer orpnlSlltonli belp to provide food Jttt\nly, K~le eml,Io)'mrnl and lin pMVIe OUI of pover1y. With the enablinK

thai adnntav of opponunities. Nilerla no business With hunl~ and food shortase. -FlIRO has the m.ndate 10 apply lICJf':~ nnd IPCh 1I01ogy in the processm& of'Ira-based .... w malerials and in implemenli"l Ihis, the Insl itule has dll!"'doped C'Ilvlfonmenl

50 cumlUf'rciahsablr lechnolo&-, most of whICh havr dlffUMd throu&h tKhiKHo&Y traltJfer to SMF..s, ,--.llln, in clusters of SMEs 10 eMU"" food It'CtInly, jOb crelIllUn .nd p6\'I!'rty I!' ....dtcalion -In order to ali,n wilh the Ihrme oflhr Food nnd Agriculture Orpnlsntlon, 0\'t'T

FURO rem.ins committed In Its bid 10 belns. Cltaly:<it In Ihl!' Iransform.'lOn of Ihe .sncultural 'f"C1or lowards .('hi~inl a more food ~re Ni,eri. by collllooralini with local .nd mlern.llonlll de"elopmrnt inslllutiom!1 to s-Irenslhrn .Srlcultural r:oopenli\-e5.-

Research foundation pledges support for Nigerian I)olytechnics

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ilE f'olyt«hnk Rf'M:areh Found'"on, • non-IIOH'rnml!'ntni lroul'. ha, announcnl pl.ns 10 r~nder IKhnic.1 ,uppon 10 pohlt'(:hnics in NIJI:~n.a

A st.tf:nJl!'lIt from Ih~ Jl:roup, said PRF h.d pl.nc of r~nllll1ft'nni Ihl!' Il!'rti.ry in~lllutlQn5' ",,,Irm b) rmllO\ffJlnll ~0lI11u In poh1Khnlcswith unUM enlrev~nl!'uri.al ,1.ill~ II Aid II would "''!I151 \'OUths In 'PI>llrd k"1r'lK'e"I. llJCIIIlional.nd I!'nsintTrinll or IKhmeal Mucallon TIll!' Uf"CUlwt' I>irector. 1'11.1-' . Mr VIC:!or Adrwoyin. a:lld tlir foundalion wn 5("1 10 de\dop Ihr various rMrllrch prllJt'1:ts in jlol\1Klilllc'!l mit) Viable romml!'rd.1 vrnlur" III!' nolrd Ihlll Ihls wu 10 funh~r JlO!'Iltion Ihl!' s)·"lrm for In e~u,"s ,"sl'!Itrnce on qu.llly comrol. roOl~tencr, Improved prrform.ncc, creall"lly .nd innov.llon Arrordin, 10 Adrwo),ln. thl!'dt'(:ision is.boalmnt.t

idenlifyins .nd mobilisin, the impleml!'nl'llon of nalton.1 rf'M:8rch pnoJlI," .nd nl!'lwork ~.rchers and instilutlons Wllhln thl!' pol}1echnic st'"''!Ilem

-L-R £twutwr Vlr'l!'dor, South &rstj'Trrruury, Skye Bonk Pic, Mrs Amalo Onll'ugholu; Got.ormor. Cl!'lItroi Bun" 0/ NI9('r1(J. Mr_ !AI/Illt/O ,100111151. and Group Managing Drrecfor/CEO,.')kyI!' Bank PIC', Mr K"h"w" Ourosllllm-F.ltI. at ,h. jlbt t'OlId"df'd World &ml;- mming in Tokyo, Jopon. .. on 5wwoy

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Ao:onIing 10 him, Zmox Groul) has become the tir5l company in Nlgena 10 ap",'O\1' UK' implr:menUlIJOn o(palenIlIVD\? fr.Jrtls male

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lIu.Kl tile palmlil)·!ea,1' for snUor male empb.ws wuuld s-pon ~wurIo~ whilf- thai of Junior worItrrwoukIlast fI'lf' thJft ~ days- IIr ~id, ,,.. n\?,

Rothschild quits Bumi's board ATHANIEl. RotltJchdd, Kion of • cenlUl1f'IH)1d hankinl dvnuty, inlenslfird • ff'Ud Wlth Indoneaia', BakriI!' r~mlly by qUillin, the board (If lhe" .rllli coal bUllI_ and mwinK 10 filhl -from ou~idf' the lent ~ I 1m .frakl Ihat I haW' Jolt confKicnce in the .bllily- of thl!' Bumi I'k ho.rd, ROIh.!ICh.ild, "I WTOCr 10 his rcsi,nlliion IC'ner 10 Chairman Samlll T.n BfoolllMrg rrported

1!'1K1rolllC' C'{.mmunll~ lit' .. id thr C"'Immumlv hltd. ~llItt rommlln ... nl 10 «oltd. Inln.<{I... rt"n1 and r:thlCal pntct~ Ihlll ~uukl l'IO<III\?ly tnn:ri"f)rm 1M "'.~ bW1I1lf'q "11' Ilf'm~ dont' in Inr t'Ounlrv An...t,.I.. .I~

thai !hareholdns .,."n·1 hem, treated «IuaUy under Jut ~_k'i $1.2bn propoul from the Balulrs 10 unWind • two-)'f'ardeallhal crnted a wndon sha"" hSlln, for two Indont'Si.an COlli companlCS, he said. 1br Baluies made lhe proposal after m\'e5!OI1l in the 2010 inill.ll publM: offrrinl of Rothschild'. V.nar Pic, lhe precu...,r 10 Bumi Pk (BUM!), saw lhe drop III !hi!' ,.. luI!' of lhe" hoklinp re&ch as much

15 88 J1If'T ernl WI month Buml Picsaid&ptr:mbrr'2-1 II hadlllf'sun.n urJenlprob<e into -polmha' finaneialand othr:s- Itrqui.anhcs- .1 its Indonesian OJ1If'ratlOfllI TIlt' disputl!' I)lts RothJchlld .pinsl one of Indont""'ia', moll Wt'althy .nd powrrful familie:s. The Group, n p.l1m-oil 10- prolJerty emplrf' starttd in SlImalra in 1942, offcrro to 00) all of IhI!' \'I!'nlurf"J IUL'Ir:I5. 'nM' proposal wa<J 10 help rnoh-r -int"COndlable

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dlffl!'rencrs- With the fulurf' Baron IlotIwchild .nd the other- foundf'n, Itt'Onlin~ 10 • ir:tlerronl.tlmn& the Odobn 10 .pproech frum thr Haknes "It would be • d",~ 10 proc:red wilh, or f"I'f!n to enlen'lin- Ihe 'pproach, p\~n the cumnt In\-e5tiptton, RotMeluld said in his letter daled ye:slrmay 10 T.n, ~ho hI!' SIIid was -dclenmned to drh'l!' Ibroul,h the S.1ulrs· proposal: 51h

\'Ihidl L'I nut .nnual k-a\l' is nil IIKTf1I,,1' &-!ripit'd 10 Slll'lIjtillC'lI £;'11111\ 1_ nnd nIiUM. '..I00x (;roup hlKi m WlOf2011 mk-finrd f'ml>l.- ... ~ """'fare bv offrrinK It"holarVllp' to IhI!' dllklren of all ll1mor won.en 0( IhI!' Group undt", the Staff OIiklml SchobMip

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-Mf'lIliJeBhlp to thf' &Jobal communll, a5SU~ financial quantum ifoap fl.r f"I'I!'n'One. Whe saId »onmbill CommuOIll, Anor&rN- <;aId, W&5 • shon form of ))o-Nothin~· tot onl!'y- Billion . i r~!I Communlly, addtnl thai thl!' e-<ommunit) rnpled thl!' \?fy 5lI1T1f' .nd r:nct economIC' moduli!' "-llh whICh wnrld ""n~"lIrd JUttf"l"'iful hMlnf"'«l m<"I!:uh cmattd quantum ~"t'Ilth

THE PUNCH, 17 OCTOBER, 2012  

FIIRO proposes agricultural cooperative solution to food insecurity