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Over 4m Nigerians expected to be in crisis through December 2019- FAO

  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) disclosed that over 4 million Nigerians are expected to be in crisis or worse through December 2019. The FAO Representative in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma who made this known while presenting Cadre Harmonisѐ (CH) in Abuja, explained that it has been a regional …

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FEPSAN targets expansion of fertilizer, insurance package to 3.9 million farmers  

The Fertilizer Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has engaged over 60 stakeholders in the agricultural sector at a workshop on Tuesday in Abuja to discuss the potential of adding Area Yield Index Insurance as part of their offering to farmers. The potential partnership, which would bundle insurance with up to …

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IITA unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled a suite digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App. Dr Nteranya Sanginga, …

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Technology necessary to curb food crisis in Africa- AATF

Dr Issoufou Kollo Abdourhamane, Regional Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), has encouraged African countries to embrace technologies capable of solving the food crisis confronting the continent. Dr Abdourhamane, in a keynote address at the 4th edition of the South West Agroecological Biosafety Awareness workshop hosted by the Ife Biotechnological …

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Stakeholders meet to dissect Nigeria’s agricultural policies

  Nigeria’s agricultural policies are in focus as stakeholders gather for the forthcoming 21st Annual Lecture of the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI). ARMTI said in a statement that the forum, billed for Thursday in Ilorin, Kwara, would see participants brainstorming on emerging challenges in implementation of the …

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17 countries meet in Abuja over free movement of seeds across borders

Representatives from 17 Countries are meeting in the Federal Capital Territory  (FCT) to seek free movement of seeds across the borders within the region. Tribune also learnt that the meeting would also assess and evaluate the progress made by member countries in implementing harmonized regulations on Seed production and trade. …

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