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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.…

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)…

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