Agriculture

Minimum wage: Union urges governors to forfeit security votes

The Nigerian Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees (NUAAE) on Tuesday, appealed to state governors to consider forfeiting security votes…

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FG earmarks N2.5bn for development of Wawa-Zange grazing reserve

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has earmarked N2.5 billion for the development of Wawa/Zange grazing reserve in…

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Shea: Association pledges to involve traditional leaders in project nationwide 

The National Shea Products Association of Nigeria (NSPAN) on Friday pledged to involve traditional leaders in shea industry sustainability project…

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Lagos Police College, LASCODA partner to promote coconut development

The Commandant, Lagos Police College, CP Supo Ajani, has pledged to partner with the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA)…

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ActionAid Nigeria urges small-holder women farmers on NAIC facilities

The ActionAid Nigeria has called on small-golder women farmers in Kogi to avail themselves of Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)…

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MACBAN calls for investigation on death of 68 herdsmen in Kebbi

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged Kebbi Government and security agencies to investigate alleged extrajudicial…

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Climate Change : Horticulturist saves millions of plants from becoming extinct

A Nigerian horticulturist, Ibrahim Salisu, has embarked on gathering and replanting millions of plant and flower species in Kaduna to…

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COVID-19: MACBAN urges FG, others to extend palliative to pastoralists

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged all tiers of government to extend palliative to the pastoralists…

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Farmer harps on improved capacity to boost local snail production

A local snail farmer, Mr Sunday Ido has harped on the need for snail farmers to increase their cultivation capacity…

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Foundation, AU body partner to empower youths in agriculture

The Leventis Foundation Nigeria, an NGO has promised to work closely with the African Union (AU)’s Economic, Social and Cultural…

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Delta trains 50 people on snail, grass cutter farming

The Delta Government said on Thursday that it had commenced 50 people on snail and grass cutter farming, aimed at diversifying…

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Edo 2020: Ize-iyamu promises to revive rice production in Ekpoma

Pastor Osage Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressive Congress (APC), governorship candidate in the Edo 2020 election has promised to revive rice…

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Lagos begins Agric-Yes summer school for students Aug. 17

The Lagos State Government says it will begin the Year 2020 Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES) Summer School Programme for…

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Kaduna Govt, AGRA, CSOs partners to strengthen agriculture budget for 2021

Kaduna State Government in collaboration with Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Civil Society Organizations and the private sector…

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KWSG lauds NCAN for distributing 5,000 cashew seedlings to farmers

Kwara Government has commended the state chapter of the National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) for distribution of 5,000 hybrid…

2 months ago

Poultry farmers seek FG, Oyo govt.’s intervention to save industry  

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Oyo State branch has sought the intervention of the Federal and State government to…

2 months ago

2020 wet season: IFAD, FGN-VCDP distribute agro-inputs in Anambra

The International Fund for Agricultural Development and Federal Government assisted Value Chain Development Programme (-VCDP) have concluded distribution of agricultural…

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FG inaugurates mini water treatment plant in Yobe

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday inaugurateda mini water treatment plant in Gashua, Bade Local Government Area…

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Aquaculture expert endorses tarpaulin ponds for urban fish farming

An Aquaculture Expert, Mr Eteobong Amah, has endorsed the use of tarpaulin or mobile ponds for urban fish cultivation.Amah gave…

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Quarantine service, Cowpea association collaborate to address weak link in beans value chain

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), has called on stakeholders to synergise and address the weak link in cowpea value…

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FG supports Imo farmers with 20,000 cocoa seedlings, other improved seeds

The Federal Government in its bid to help cushion the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has supported smallholder farmers in Imo…

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ECOWAS, others distribute animals to 50 vulnerable households in Kebbi

The Economic Committee of West Africa States (ECOWAS) and two other NGOs have distributed 150 animals to vulnerable households in…

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Association plans massive rubber plantation, urges FG’s intervention

The National Rubber Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NARPPMAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to enlist rubber…

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Sanwo-Olu pledges to revitalise agric sector

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday pledged to revitalise the agriculture sector in the state toward boosting food…

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Soil Science Institute partners ministry to enhance food production

The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS) has solicited the collaboration of the Ministry of Science and Technology to enhance…

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Quail meat, an antidote for hypertension-Scientist

Dr Yemi Popoola, Animal Scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says Quail meat contains low…

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FG launches distribution of agricultural inputs in Cross River

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, has inaugurated distribution of palliatives incentive to farmers in Calabar,…

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Post-COVID-19: Feed miller urges youths to embrace agribusiness for sustainability to embrace agribusiness for sustainability

An agro-business investor, Mr Kola Dawudu, on Thursday, charged Nigerian youths to explore opportunities in the nation’s agro-business sector for…

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Female senator donates 21 trailer-load of fertilisers to Adamawa farmers

Sen. Aisha Dahiru, All Progressives Congress (APC-Adamawa Central Senatorial District), on Thursday in Yola flagged off free distribution of 21…

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AFAN wants FG to establish commodity board to mop-up excess farm produce

The Lagos State Chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to set…

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Expert cautions over rise of Aflatoxin bacteria in locally – grown maize

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale has raised alarm on the increasing rate of Aflatoxin bacteria infection in locally grown…

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NALDA partners Abia to boost agriculture

AgricultureAbuja, July 6, 2020 The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it is committed to boosting agriculture in Abia.Mr…

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NIRSAL empowers 475 female cassava farmers, 2,872 farmers in south south

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc), has empowered 475 female farmers in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, …

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COVID 19: IFAD begins distribution of PPEs to Taraba farmers 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on Wednesday, started the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to protect Taraba…

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COVID-19: 550 farmers get FG’s seed palliative in Gombe

No fewer than 550 farmers from five local government areas of Gombe State have benefitted from the Federal Government’s seed…

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Food sufficiency: Osun commissioner inaugurates ‘Wave City’ project

Osun Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Adewole Adedayo, on Tuesday  inaugurated an agricultural project, ‘Wave City,’ sited by FarmKonnect Agribusiness Nigeria…

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Gombe govt. moves to address dearth of agric extension workers

The Gombe State government says it has taken steps to address the inadequate agricultural extension workers to serve the farming…

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Farmer laments over difficulties in disposal of poultry waste in Lagos

A poultry farmer, Mr Joel Oduware, has lamented over the challenges faced by local farmers in Lagos State in the…

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AFAN, OFAB, NABDA advocate use of biotechnology to scale up food production

Following the impact of COVID-19 and banditry activities in the country, some stakeholders in the agriculture sector and scientists have…

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Group trains agric officers on practices of organic agriculture

The Ibadan GO Organic Multipurpose Cooperative Society, in collaboration with Nigeria Go Organic Project  is training agricultural officers,  extension officers,…

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Agro expert wants ban on maize importation beyond economic benefits

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has advised the Federal Government that the ban on maize importation should go beyond…

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ABP: NIRSAL structures FCT farmers into 16 Agro Geo-Cooperatives

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System (NIRSAL), said it had structured Federal Capital Territory (FCT) farmers into 16 established Agro…

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FG’s intervention in agric. attracts investments in rice production – Miller

The Head of Procurement, Lula Rice Mill, in Gombe, Mr Ahmed Bamusa, on Thursday said the Federal Government’s intervention in…

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Gov. Okowa inaugurates farmers’ market, motor park in Asaba

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Wednesday inaugurated a ‘SMART Delta Farmers Market’, Abraka in Asaba.The governor, represented by the…

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AATF partners PyroGenesys to generate electricity from agricultural waste

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) on Wednesday said it was partnering with an agriculture company, PyroGenesys, to use advanced…

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Eid-el-Kabir: Nigerians bemoan hike in cost of foodstuffs

Three days to the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, residents of Mararaba and environs are lamenting hike in costs of foodstuffs and appealed…

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Food security: NALDA to engage youths in agric. production nationwide

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it is ready to engage youths across the country in agricultural production…

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Lagos to establish N10bn aquaculture centre, empowers 2,743 farmers

The Lagos State Government is to establish N10 billion Lagos Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (LACE) in Igbonla, Epe, under a…

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