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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.

FG, HarvestPlus move to address aflatoxin in Maize production 

By Edwin Nwanojuo Concerned about the level of rejection of Nigerian Maize by industries due to Aflatoxin contamination, the Federal Government and HarvestPlus have engaged stakeholders in order to adopt safest ways of planting and storing Maize to avoid contamination. Nigeria produces about 12 million metric tons of maize annually, …

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Oyo State Governor–Elect, Makinde reveals his plans for agriculture sector

  By Edwin Nwanojuo The Oyo State Governor-Elect, Engineer, Oluseyi Makinde has pledged to give agricultural development priority attention when he is sworn-in on the 29th May, 2019. He gave this assurance at the opening of a two-day workshop on Human Resource Development of Rural Farmers through Innovative Information Technology at …

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Rice Production: RIFAN commend Buhari over Emefiele’s reappointment 

Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent reappointment of Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emiefele for another 5 year term in office. The President, RIFAN Alhaji Aminu Goronyo while addressing journalists on Friday in Abuja,  expressed optimism that the reappointment of the CBN Governor …

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Nigeria, UNDP, GEF commit $58m to nation’s value chain development 

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in collaboration with the Federal Government and 7 state governments have set aside $58 million to Integrated Approach Programme for value chain development which targets at Food Security (IAP-FS) project in Nigeria. Engr Abdullahi Abubakar, National Coordinator, National Programme Management …

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