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Stakeholder faults Northern Governors’ adoption of NLTP

A stakeholder in the agricultural sector, Ihechukwu Chima said the recent adoption of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), by Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) led by its Chairman and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, in place Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy is a step taken in the wrong direction. Chima while speaking with …

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Buhari has outperformed any govt in agriculture- Nigeria agric Minister 

The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono on Wednesday, said that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had outperformed any other government in the past. Nanono disclosed this at a National Agriculture Retreat with the theme ‘Harnessing our Next Level in Agricultural Development’ organized by Northern …

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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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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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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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Development without borders: a global partnership for Africa

By Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) In today’s world of blurring borders, development knows no boundaries. By 2050, estimates show that there will be 10 billion people living on a planet increasingly grappling with urbanization, weakening food systems, and the dwindling …

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Nigeria unlikely to achieve food safety due to unhygienic abattoir

Professor Morenike Dipeolu, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has said the country’s plan to achieve a high level of food safety and quality of life may not be achievable, unless the current challenges militating against the establishment, management hygienic abattoirs are addressed. Professor Dipeolu who stated …

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