Monday , May 20 2019

Nigerian Stakeholders to assess policies, strategies towards achieving food security   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar has said that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Commissioners of Agriculture in all the states of the federation, other stakeholders in Agriculture sector and partners are meeting to assess the …

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ACAI/IITA-CWMP signs MoU with Viamo to promote ‘Six Steps’ toolkit via mobile phones

By Edwin Nwanojuo The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI)/IITA- Cassava Weed Management Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Viamo to promote the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management extension toolkit via the 3-2-1 mobile service of Airtel. The 3-2-1 mobile service will allow Nigerian farmers to have access …

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Nigerian Government reiterates support to boost Nigeria’s seed

Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reiterated the Federal Government’s support to the Nigeria’s seed sector to boost food production. Ogbeh gave the assurance at the second edition of the 2019 SeedConnect, organised by the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) in Abuja on Tuesday. The …

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Burkina Faso: cotton production falls by 30%, plummets to 436,000 tonnes

For the third consecutive season, cotton production in Burkina Faso has plummeted, settling for the past season to 436,000 tons, instead of 800,000 expected. A drop of nearly 30%, which now places Burkina fourth among African white gold producers. Unlike gold, which continues its flight, with more than 52 tons …

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