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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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  FG/IFAD projects impacts over 3 million households in Nigeria.

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government through the United Nations’ International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has impacted a total number of 3,912,180 households through its various  Agricultural programmes and Projects in the country. The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr.  Mohammed Bello Umar …

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Nigerian govt urged to replicate Fadama II Project approach for speedy development

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government has been urged to replicate the Fadama II approach in the execution  of its community projects and other intervention programmes to aid speedy development in the country. Mr Ephraim Nkonya, a Senior Research Fellow, with Environmental and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research …

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Agriculturalist urges Buhari to adequately fund agricultural sector in 2nd term

An Agriculturalist, Mr Sodiq Daware, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to give farmers access to more funds and inputs. Daware, the Chairman of the North-East Commodities Association (NACAS) gave the advice in an interview with journalists in Abuja. The agriculturalist, who is the Chairman, Board of Trusting, National Sorghum Producers, …

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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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