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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.

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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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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