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Osun O-REAP: Aregbesola’s move to ensure food security

Osun O-REAP: Aregbesola’s move to ensure food security

By Gbenga Faturoti Correspondent, Osogbo The current economic status of the State of Osun under the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola has been on the high pedestal through the agricultural policies…

Nasarawa community launches Nigeria on path to rice self-sufficiency  

Nasarawa community launches Nigeria on path to rice self-sufficiency  

By Onche Odeh Somewhere in Rukubi village of Doma Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, sits an integrated rice farms and a mill with the capacity to process 105,000 metric tonnes…

Nigeria gets three more pro-vitamin A cassava varieties

Three newly improved vitamin A cassava varieties with yellow roots have been released by the Nigerian government, stepping up efforts to tackle the problem of vitamin A deficiency especially among…

‘Only 5% of Nigerian farmers access agric insurance’

‘Only 5% of Nigerian farmers access agric insurance’

By Chibuzor Emejor Correspondent, Abuja Managing Director of Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), Bode Opadokun, said only five per cent of Nigerian farmers have access to agricultural insurance. In an…

…National crop insurance for farmers due in 2015 –Adesina

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the Federal Government would launch national crop insurance for farmers by 2015. Adesina, who disclosed this in Abuja…

Biotechnology: NABDA boss laments information mismanagement

By Chibuzor Emejor Correspondent, Abuja Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Lucy Ogbadu, has decried the poor management of information biotechnology that has labeled the science in the negative.…

Prolonged use of fertilisers hurting Nigerian soils

Prolonged use of fertilisers hurting Nigerian soils

By Onche Odeh 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…

S’Africa must take some agric lessons from Nigeria –Meyer

By Onche Odeh That Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s largest economy has attracted phenomenal attention with accolades to the country. However, head, Africa business, global commodity finance, at…

S’South cooperation links Nigeria, China, FAO

The impact of a major initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) for food security has successfully led to an impactful linkage between agriculturists in…

Bumper harvest: Kebbi to mop up excess paddy rice from farmers

Bumper harvest: Kebbi to mop up excess paddy rice from farmers

By Onche Odeh Kebbi State government has undertaken to buy about 10,000 metric tons of rice paddy from its farmers across the state. This decision, as disclosed by the state’s…

Farm produce market for civil servants debuts in Ogun

A market for farm produce intended to serve public servants has been established by the Ogun State government. Located at the State Secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, “Oja Irorun”, as the market…

Pressure mounts on FG’s GES

Pressure mounts on FG’s GES

By Onche Odeh  The Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is under pressure. The pressure, which was admitted by Akingbolawa Osho, the National…

Iseyin tobacco farmers hooked on loans

Tobacco farmers in Iseyin, Oyo State, have said they want to go into the farming of more healthy crops, but are hindered by loans. The farmers, who made this disclosure…

Nigeria touted to become world’s bread basket

Nigeria touted to become world’s bread basket

By Onche Odeh  A new report released at the Grow Africa Investment Forum held during the just-concluded World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) has disclosed that seed companies indigenous to…

Juicing with carrots

By Yinka Shokunbi Many of us love to simply snack on this colourful root vegetable. It is no wonder everywhere one turns, it is readily available that many even don’t…

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