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FG, HarvestPlus move to address aflatoxin in Maize production 

By Edwin Nwanojuo Concerned about the level of rejection of Nigerian Maize by industries due to Aflatoxin contamination, the Federal Government and HarvestPlus have engaged stakeholders in order to adopt safest ways of planting and storing Maize to avoid contamination. Nigeria produces about 12 million metric tons of maize annually, …

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Oyo State Governor–Elect, Makinde reveals his plans for agriculture sector

  By Edwin Nwanojuo The Oyo State Governor-Elect, Engineer, Oluseyi Makinde has pledged to give agricultural development priority attention when he is sworn-in on the 29th May, 2019. He gave this assurance at the opening of a two-day workshop on Human Resource Development of Rural Farmers through Innovative Information Technology at …

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Nigerian Govt, Kiyasa farms sign MoU on cattle improvement project

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kiyasa Farm Ltd, on cattle breeders Improvement Project, and Cikasoro Farm Ltd, on Livestock Market. The ceremony was performed at the Minister’s conference hall in Abuja. The Minister …

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NAQS, Stakeholders seek collaboration between Federal, states on policy formulation, adoption

  By Glory Monday The just concluded National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD) provided platform for states and the Federal Government including the private sector to deliberate on issues concerning the agricultural sector, formulate, adopt policies and strategies to move the sector forward. The era when the government …

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NASC partners mPedigree to launch new technology for tracking agricultural seeds

  By Edwin Nwanojuo The National Agricultural Seeds Council, which is Nigeria’s seed regulator in the agriculture sector, in partnership with mPedigree Network Nigeria, has introduced an innovative platform for electronic quality verification of seeds and planting materials in Nigeria. mPedigree was selected as NASC strategic innovation partner to deploy …

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