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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.

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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We target our investment at developing disease resistant crops- Gates Foundation 

The Deputy Director, Agriculture for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tom Kehoe said the Foundation’s investment is backing efforts to develop disease resistant crop varieties. Crop diseases have been a major set back for Nigerian farmers especially. Yields are low and farmers lose their investments because diseases and pests damage …

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Kogi APPEALS project inaugurate GRM for farmers 

As a step further toward facilitating the achievement of the Project Development Objectives of Agro- Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), the kogi state project coordinator, Dr. Sanni Abdullahi Ozomata has inaugurated the Grievance Redress Committee (GRM). The inauguration was done at Lokoja and the committee is chaired …

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INTERVIEW:Cocoa industrialization would revitalize Nigeria’s economy- CFAN President 

The National President Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Adeola Adegoke speaks on the development in the cocoa value chain. Also noted some efforts geared towards revitalizing the sub-sector and the upcoming cocoa farmers day celebration. What is happening to the cocoa value chain? Before and after the liberalisation through …

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Nigerian farmers still buy fertilizer for N10,000 per bag- AFAN Vice chair

The Vice Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Chief Daniel Okafor has said that despite Presidential intervention on fertilizer blending, Nigerian farmers still buy fertilizer for N10,000 per bag. Chief Okafor who disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said the announcement made by the government that …

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Banks don’t loan to farmers due to lack of value chain structure- NIRSAL boss

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending(NIRSAL), Aliyu Abdulhameed says in spite of agric loan opportunities, lack of structure along value chain is a major challenge. He made this made known at the 2019 Agriculture Summit Africa, a two day  summit …

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Nigeria losing over $10bn annually to over dependence on oil- World Bank

The World Bank has lamented Nigeria’s over dependence on oil and neglecting the agricultural sector where about 4 crops could fetch the country about $10 billion annually The Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, who disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at the Agriculture Summit Africa sponsored …

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