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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.

Association task Buhari on assent of commodity brokers bill

Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria (CBAN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Chartered Institute of Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria (CICBN) Bill into law before June. Mr Ishaqa Yahaya, Coordinator of the North Central zonal chapter of the association, made the appeal while speaking with journalists in …

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Obasanjo, Ajimobi inaugurate projects at IITA, aimed at accelerating agricultural research

Nigeria’s former President and IITA Goodwill Ambassador, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi today (Saturday) commissioned two key projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan— an Agricultural Transformation Building dedicated to research and delivery of innovations to farmers across Nigeria in particular …

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Nigeria spends $1.2 billion annually on milk importation- Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said that milk worth $1.2 billion is being imported into The country annually. Chief Ogbeh disclosed this at the 2019 National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) and commissioning projects at the institute in Shika Zaria, Kaduna State. Recall that the …

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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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