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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.…

2014: Year of bumper harvest, sales for cashew growers

2014: Year of bumper harvest, sales for cashew growers

The out-going 2014 is a good year for Nigeria’s cashew producers, as they have enjoyed optimum harvest and great sales, with more exciting promises in the years ahead. This was…

Celebrating Nigerian women farmers

Celebrating Nigerian women farmers

By Anthonia Soyingbe Snr Reporter, Lagos They are women, but they have blazed the trail in a trade that is regarded as a man’s. Although they have done it in…

Cassava bread not replacement for fufu, gari, elubo –Echono

Cassava bread not replacement for fufu, gari, elubo –Echono

One of the many fears that have trailed the introduction of the Cassava Bread is that it would lead to the extinction of age-long staples like gari, fufu, elubo and…

Seeds at the heart of Nigeria’s agric revolution

Seeds at the heart of Nigeria’s agric revolution

By Onche Odeh Seed, to the farmer is what the local keg is to the palm wine tapper. Most people see fertiliser as the most essential commodity to the farmer.…

W’Bank, DFID, Dangote explore hybrid tomatoes production in Kano

The World Bank Group, United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Nigeria’s Dangote Farms have commenced a hybrid tomatoes production in project in Kano aimed at maximising the local…

Vitamin A bio-fortification: Why Cassava was chosen

Vitamin A bio-fortification: Why Cassava was chosen

By Onche Odeh An expert in crop genetics, Dr. Paul Ilona, has given insight into why cassava had been chosen for bio-fortification with Vitamin A in Nigeria, highlighting the crop’s…

It’s back to farm for NAFDAC employees

By Hassan Zaggi Correspondent, Abuja In order to encourage its staff to have other source of income through faming activities, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)…

Zamfara heralds Nigeria’s journey to mechanisation of 4m farmlands  

Zamfara heralds Nigeria’s journey to mechanisation of 4m farmlands  

By Onche Odeh The journey that could lead to the mechanisation of four million farmlands across Nigeria has began with the launch, in Gusau, Zamfara State, of the first of…

Farmers, agro dealers’ candid assessment of GES

Farmers, agro dealers’ candid assessment of GES

By Apata Oyeniran Correspondent, Lagos It was a day of candid assessment of the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES), as farmers and their respective associations, input suppliers, agro dealers, government officials,…

Don’s defence of Biotechnology in agriculture

Don’s defence of Biotechnology in agriculture

By Onche Odeh Professor of Biotechnology at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Efiom Ene-Obong, has taken a glaring stand in defence of biotechnology…

Adesina urges climate change considerations for farmers

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has called on the global leaders in agricultural research to ensure that the vulnerabilities of poor farmers are considered and the…

Nigeria’s agric sector still under-developed, corruption-ridden –Adamu

By Chibuzor Emejor Correspondent, Abuja Chairman, Board of Trustees of National Agricultural Foundation of Nigeria (NAFN), Abdullahi Adamu, has said the Nigeria’s agricultural sector is still grossly under-developed and corruption-ridden. Speaking…

Breather for Makurdi agric varsity seed centre

By Chibuzor Emejor Correspondent, Abuja The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria) will collaborate with the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, to resuscitate of the moribund pioneer seed centre at the…

BoI’s CAP-Fund to enhance indigenous technologies

By Onche Odeh The Cottage Agro Processing (CAP) Fund of the Bank of Industry (BoI) will be used as a platform to enhance food processing technologies designed and produced in…

Vitamin A Cassava features in new Nollywood movies

Nigeria’s Nollywood got four unusual additions to its array of productions last week Wednesday, with the premiere of movies in that number that promote improved diets and health, including the…

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