Thursday , September 19 2019

Stakeholder faults Northern Governors’ adoption of NLTP

A stakeholder in the agricultural sector, Ihechukwu Chima said the recent adoption of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), by Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) led by its Chairman and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, in place Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy is a step taken in the wrong direction. Chima while speaking with …

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Buhari has outperformed any govt in agriculture- Nigeria agric Minister 

The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono on Wednesday, said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had outperformed any other government in the past. Nanono disclosed this at a National Agriculture Retreat with the theme ‘Harnessing our Next Level in Agricultural Development’ organized by Northern …

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Agric biotechnology would end hunger in Nigeria-  Sci&Tech Minister 

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has said that agricultural biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organism has the potential to play a very critical role in ensuring that the country produce enough food to feed its citizens. The Minister while noting that agricultural biotechnology would assist Nigeria in …

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INTERVIEW: We are easing exportation of agricultural commodities – NAQS DG

The Director General of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isegbe in this interview, speaks on the efforts made by  the Service to ensure smooth process in exporting agricultural produce. He also highlighted the target of the Service in increasing the number of commodities for export. Agro News …

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NASC launch Seedcodex technology to tackle fake seed

  Worried about the quality of seeds in circulation, the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) has launched a seed verification mechanism called Seedcodex to guarantee farmers access to quality seeds for improved productivity going forward. Dr. Olusegun Ojo, the Director General of NASC said the Seedcodex is an important achievement …

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Nigerian government inaugurates livestock transformation plan

The federal government has has inaugurated the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) at the Gongoshi Grazing Reserve in Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa. Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo During the inauguration of the project,  stated that the plan was designed to run from 2019-2028 as part of the Federal …

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NASC presents document to reposition the seed sub-sector in 5 years

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has presented stakeholders with a 5 year Strategic Plan Document which it wants to use in revitalizing the seed sub-sector in Nigeria. Seed which is the foundation of agriculture has been a major challenge the Nigerian agricultural sector is facing, as fake and uncertified …

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Nigeria plans to deploy agricultural technologies to ECOWAS countries- Dr Apochi

  The National Program Coordinator of West African Agricultural Transformation Program (WAATP), Dr James Apochi has said that Nigeria would commence the deployment of technologies developed locally countries in West Africa.    Dr Apochi made this known at a workshop organized by the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) and West and Central …

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NASC, CORAF meet on improving farmers agricultural inputs

Worried about low agricultural productivity in Nigeria, the Nigerian Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) and the West and Central Africa Council for Agriculture Research and Development (CORAF) have assembled stakeholders across Africa to chart the way forward on improving the quality of agricultural inputs. The Lead Consultant to CORAF, Professor Bamidele …

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