Monday , May 20 2019

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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How Nigeria is losing over 1.5 million jobs to none implementation of IAT on starch

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Government is currently gambling with over 1.5 million jobs that would have been created if it implements the Import Adjustment Tax (IAT) on imported starch. The import adjustment tax which was initiated during the March 13the and April 20th Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), suggested …

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