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Edwin is an agriculture enthusiast who believes in the potency of agriculture in driving economic growth in developing countries. He also believes in the use of biotechnology to advance agriculture in order to fight hunger and poverty. Edwin believes in the power of the media to bridge the gap between policy makers, sector actors and the farmers, especially those in the rural areas.

Agric extension can end farmers-herders conflict — Professor Yahaya

By Edwin Nwanojuo An agriculturist, Professor Kuta Yahaya, says extension services are critical to the search for lasting solution to incessant farmers-herders conflicts in the country. Yahaya, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, stated this in an interview with newsmen at the sidelines of the 24th Agricultural Extension Society …

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FG train laboratory technologists, technicians on quality farm inputs 

By Edwin Nwanojuo As part of efforts to ensure that Nigerian farmers have access to high quality inputs, the federal government through the Farm Inputs Support Services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is training the laboratory technologists and technicians on harmonised methods of fertiliser analysis to boost agricultural …

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Maize production increases to 20 millions tonnes – Association

Alhaji Bello Abubakar, the President, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), says maize production in Nigeria  has increased tremendously from eight to 20 million metric tonnes from 2015 to date. Abubakar made the disclosure on Wednesday at the Nigerian Maize Conference organised by BAYER Middle Africa Ltd., to sensitise agriculture stakeholders …

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USAID Launches Agribusiness Investment Activity To Promote Private Sector Investment in Agriculture

Under a new contract with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched the new Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity. This activity aims to help Nigeria develop and strengthen a more business-enabling environment through promotion of …

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GMOs: NUJ ready to partner NBMA on biosafety awareness   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council has said it’s willing to partner the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to create awareness and educate the general public on its mandate which is ensuring the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Vice Chairman, NUJ, Mr. Patrick  Osadebamwen, …

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Inputs from Anchor Borrowers Programme substandard — Stakeholders

Dr Tunde Arosanyin, National Coordinator of the Zero Hunger Commodity Association of Nigeria, has expressed concerns over the quality of inputs supplied under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme. Arosanyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs distributed to farmers under the …

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Nigeria agricultural export duties, one of the lowest in Africa, NAQS says

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has stated that Nigeria charges one of the lowest fees for the inspection and certification of agricultural produce for export on the continent. The Agency disclosed this while reacting to a newspaper report wherein some unknown group was quoted as claiming …

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Farmers/herders clash: NVMA wants modern livestock management adopted   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has called for the implementation of modern livestock management while keeping animals to curb the lingering clash between herdsmen and farmers which has claimed many lives. Professor Bello Agaie, the NVMA President made this call while briefing newsmen the outcome of …

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