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TAAT highlights Agricultural Transformation, as National Farmers Forum begins in Togo

With more than 3.4 million hectares of land available, the Togolese government is worried that only 45% is being used presently. The government is equally concerned that despite Togo’s natural comparative advantage in agriculture when compared to other countries, its inability to maximise technologies that will increase productivity and diversify …

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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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Nigeria, Netherlands to collaborate on improved seeds for farmers

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has disclosed the Government’s readiness to collaborate with the Government of Netherlands on improved seeds /seedlings in order to boost agricultural production in the country. The Minister disclosed this while hosting a delegation of private investors …

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WFP recieves $2m donation from Japan for Northeast farmers in Nigeria

By Edwin Nwanojuo The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Government of Japan that will provide life-changing support to people and communities affected by insecurity in northeastern Nigeria. As part of WFP’s efforts to build stability across communities in northeast Nigeria, …

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ACAI, GIZ/SEDIN organizes training for 35 lead farmers to boost cassava yield

  By Edwin Nwanojuo  Recognizing the devastation caused by weeds to cassava farming systems, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) has organized training of trainers for its 35 lead farmers, farmer cooperatives, extension agents and the N-power youths in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The objective of the training of trainers which …

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