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Youth in agric, biggest potential for mass job creation

Youth in agric, biggest potential for mass job creation

Over the years, getting youths in Nigeria to engage in agriculture has been an uphill task. The reasons are obvious. Farming, as it is practised in the country, has not…

Nigerian honour for IITA’s Sanginga

Nigerian honour for IITA’s Sanginga

The Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for his support to Nigeria’s agricultural transformation agenda. The…

Agric researchers from 30 countries converge on Ibadan

Agricultural researchers, social and biophysical scientists from over 30 countries are to hold a three-day meeting in Ibadan, where they will present strategies and results that respond directly to the…

Nigeria’s fisheries sub-sector: Problems, solutions

Nigeria’s fisheries sub-sector: Problems, solutions

Nigeria’s fisheries sub-sector is enjoying one of the best moments. For once, it is being favoured by policies framed to enable local players thrive amidst foreign giants, which dominated them…

FUNAAB’s grant to facilitate sale of 2ml tonnes of cassavav

FUNAAB’s grant to facilitate sale of 2ml tonnes of cassavav

The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, has been received a grant from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), to help 200,000 smallholder farmers sell two million tonnes of cassava…

Adelekan’s new provost of Federal College of Agric, Ibadan

Adelekan’s new provost of Federal College of Agric, Ibadan

Nigeria’s President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Dr Babajide Adelekan as the new provost of the Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan. The appointment, according to…

Female farmers seek concession in fertiliser sale, distribution

Female farmers under the aegis of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kano State branch, has asked the Federal Government to give female farmers concession in the distribution and sales…

Fighting poverty, hunger with traditional farming knowledge

Fighting poverty, hunger with traditional farming knowledge

Fifty representatives of over 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples who live in more than 70 countries around the world converged on the Rome headquarters of the International Fund for Agriculture…

Bird Flu: Hi-tech tools to the rescue

Bird Flu: Hi-tech tools to the rescue

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has chosen the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of-the-art technology in combating dangerous viral…

Making Nigerian farmers get full benefits of cooperatives

Making Nigerian farmers get full benefits of cooperatives

In Nigeria, there are currently 125,000 registered cooperative organisations, serving not less than 100 million households. Of these cooperatives, 106,000 representing 85 per cent of the total number are agriculture…

Prolonged use of fertilisers hurting Nigerian soil

Fears are rife that the continuous use of inorganic fertilisers may be killing the quality of soils across parts of Nigeria. This is as experts have said soil has been…

AgriFest 2015: Bold attestation to Nigeria’s agric sector resurgence

AgriFest 2015: Bold attestation to Nigeria’s agric sector resurgence

The measure at which Nigeria’s agricultural prowess has grown in the last four years was laid bare at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Friday, January 23, where no fewer than…

Again, Nigeria wages war against Bird flu

Again, Nigeria wages war against Bird flu

By Chibuzor Emejor  Correspondent, Abuja Few months after Nigeria was certified Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the nation woke up few days ago with the frightening news from the Federal…

Secret behind Nigeria’s stable bread price

Secret behind Nigeria’s stable bread price

When the Federal Government introduced the mandatory cassava in bread policy under the past administration, the flour millers viewed it with contempt. The reasons are obvious. They have seen similar…

Nigeria to increase wheat production to 1.5m tonnes yearly

The Federal Government, through the Wheat Value Chain (WVC), is to increase national wheat production from the current 100,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes by 2017. According to a statement…

Deploying mobile technology for enhanced commodity market

Deploying mobile technology for enhanced commodity market

By Oyeniran Apata Correspondent, Lagos  As the new lease of life that is sweeping through agric business in Nigeria has continues to receive a boost, agriculture appears set to occupy…

Cattle breeders hail Kebbi over animal husbandry ministry

Cattle breeders hail Kebbi over animal husbandry ministry

The Kebbi State branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has commended the Kebbi State government for establishing the Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. The…

Multi-spacial imagery to boost Nigeria’s agric productivity

Critical to agricultural production and in line with the vision of the Federal Government to advance agricultural development in country, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development  (FMARD) and…

Triton’s bold steps to boost fish production in Nigeria

Triton’s bold steps to boost fish production in Nigeria

By Oyeniran Apata Correspondent, Lagos To checkmate capital flight from Nigeria through fish importation, conservatively put at N125 billion, and encourage local production, the Federal Government through the Ministry of…

Tara, Ebony stoke rice revolution in Adani, Ikwo

Tara, Ebony stoke rice revolution in Adani, Ikwo

Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area in Enugu State and Ikwo in Ebonyi State, both in South Eastern Nigeria, are different in sizes and other parameters. Uzo-Uwani could be described as modest-sized…

Nigeria’s first set of Nagropreneurs unveiled

Nigeria’s first set of Nagropreneurs unveiled

Mosumola Umar is a former intern with Exxon Mobil. She started a modest farm at her grandmother’s backyard. A few years after, what she describes as an experimental dream, has…

Taraba women farmers to get 8,000 bags of fertilisers

Women farmers in Taraba State are to get not less than 8,000 bags of fertilisers in the coming days. This is courtesy of a collaboration between the Federal Government and…

Search for 1 million young Nigerian farmers begins

Search for 1 million young Nigerian farmers begins

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced what could be described as a daunting five-year mission. It wants to raise a crop of one million young farmers and entrepreneurs within…

Remove hurdles to land, loan acquisition –Nigerian youths

Remove hurdles to land, loan acquisition –Nigerian youths

Youths in Nigeria have raised their voices to the hurdles created by the stringent conditions attached to land and loans acquisition for farming activities by banks. Speaking at the second…

Forum seeks to rave-up Nigeria’s cocoa supply

Forum seeks to rave-up Nigeria’s cocoa supply

By Onche Odeh  Although cocoa production account for only 0.3 per cent of Nigeria’s agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it has remained the main agricultural export commodity for the nation.…

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