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FG launches rural agric dev project in 9 communities

The Federal Government has launched its Village Alive Development Initiative (VADI) project in nine more rural communities in the country. Dr Olufemi Oladunni, Executive Director of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports …

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TAAT showcases high-yielding hybrid rice varieties adapted to African conditions 

A set of four high-yielding hybrid rice varieties with excellent grain quality have elicited strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers. The rice varieties were showcased during field days held recently at AfricaRice research station in M’bé, Côte d’Ivoire. The field days to showcase the performance of …

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Quality seed: NASC trains certification officers on Seed Tracker

In its bid to improve the seed system in the country, the National Agriculture Seeds Council (NASC), has commenced sensitisation of Certification Officers on operations and uses of the ‘National Seed Tracker’. Speaking during a three-day Sensitisation and Training Workshop on operations and uses of ‘National Seed Tracker’ in Ahmadu …

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IITA Youth Agripreneur program wins the 2019 International award

The youth program of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has won the 2019 International Innovation Award for sustainable food and Agriculture. The award is in recognition of IITA’s commitment to improving both agribusiness opportunities and creditworthiness of youth across Africa. The award which is the first of its kind …

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NISS calls for policy, investment conditions to achieve food security 

  The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), has harped on the need to develop technical, policy and investment conditions to achieve sustainable agricultural development for food security under climate change.   Professor Victor  Chude, the Registrar of NISS made the call in Abuja at the ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop …

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IITA, sensitises farmers on Aflasafe to boost maize, groundnut exportation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Harvest Field industries on Monday sensitized farmers on Aflasafe which is a chemical used to control aflatoxin which contaminates Maize and groundnut while in the farm. Aflatoxin is a fungi which grow alongside crops especially maize and groundnut in the field and …

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