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WAPP unveils revelations from study on pesticide use in Nigeria

WAPP unveils revelations from study on pesticide use in Nigeria

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAPP) has unveiled revelations from the Baseline studies that were carried out in nine states on the present status of the use, registration and…

IFAD to boost rice, cassava production in Nigeria with N1.5bn

IFAD to boost rice, cassava production in Nigeria with N1.5bn

Small farm owners engaged in the production of rice and cassava in Nigeria are to benefit from a  N1.5 billion fund set aside by the International  Fund for Agricultural Development…

Wanted: New focus for agricultural research in Nigeria

Wanted: New focus for agricultural research in Nigeria

By Onche Odeh When the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) was established in 2006, it was given the statutory mandate of coordinating, supervising and regulating agricultural research, training and…

FAO, WFP confirms Nigeria’s MDG-1 achievement

FAO, WFP confirms Nigeria’s MDG-1 achievement

The recognition that Nigeria has met the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has again been confirmed by recently by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the…

Jatropha is Nigeria’s next big earner –Expert

Jatropha is Nigeria’s next big earner –Expert

National President, Biofuel Farmers Association, Mr Kayode Adebiyi, has said Nigeria could get up to N10 billion annually from the export of Jatropha oil. Adebiyi told the News Agency of…

Bean defies Climate Change

Bean defies Climate Change

Scientists have hailed the emergence of heat-tolerant beans. Although this has heightened optimism among farmers, fears are rife that corporate interests in Africa’s seed sector may take the control of…

Comparative prices of common food products in Lagos, others

Comparative prices of common food products in Lagos, others

PALM OIL Palm oil is a major commodity in Nigerian markets, useful for cooking most Nigerian delicacies. As a result, it takes a portion of the household’s disposable income. Wholesale…

Farmers seek effective utilisation of agbalumo

Farmers seek effective utilisation of agbalumo

Nigerian farmers have called on food and beverage manufacturers in the country to harness the potential in African white star apple as food and drink flavour to reduce wastage. White…

Modernising Nigeria’s agriculture through mechanised farming

Modernising Nigeria’s agriculture through mechanised farming

By Sonny T. Echono To all Nigerians and business community at large and to the investors and stakeholders in the agricultural sector, I consider this article as one that should…

FG boosts agric insurance with N1.1b

FG boosts agric insurance with N1.1b

By Sola Alabadan News Editor, Sunday Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed that he has directed the release of $5 million (about N110 million) to…

203 farmers train in agro production, processing

203 farmers train in agro production, processing

By Emeka Okafor Correspondent, Umuahia Two hundred and three farmers drawn from seven states, Abia,  Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers, have graduated from a two-week residential training…

Nigeria determined to solve malnutrition challenge –Agric minister

Nigeria determined to solve malnutrition challenge –Agric minister

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed the determination of the Federal Government in solving the challenge of nutrition in Nigeria. Adesina disclosed this at a…

FG, AfDB, IITA unveil $170m youths in agric scheme 

FG, AfDB, IITA unveil $170m youths in agric scheme 

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), have launched…

Pan-Africa Project focuses on fish trade for increased nutrition, income

Pan-Africa Project focuses on fish trade for increased nutrition, income

By Ejikeme Omenazu Production Editor, Lagos (With Agency Report) A new pan-African project has been launched to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, a continent…

‘Only genuine Ekiti farmers’ll get free fertiliser’

‘Only genuine Ekiti farmers’ll get free fertiliser’

Only farmers that are duly registered and identified to be genuine would benefit from the free fertilisers to be distributed by the state’s governor, Special Assistant to Ekiti State governor…

Osun-based farm nets tonnes of catfish

Osun-based farm nets tonnes of catfish

By Oladele Ogunsola Correspondent, Ibadan Sitting on about 72 acres of land in Oluponna, on the outskirts of Iwo in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Triton Aqua Africa…

Olams boosts Nigeria’s rice supply with local brand

Olams boosts Nigeria’s rice supply with local brand

The quest for rice self-sufficiency in Nigeria received a major boost last week as dealers in the staple received tonnes of new brand of locally produced rice, Mama’s Pride, for…

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

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 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…

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