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May, 2019

  • 21 May

    GMOs: Between science and myth-based skepticism who to believe?

      By Dr Rose M. Gidado In recent times, the anti GM crusaders, as usual, circulated misleading information on the efficacy of GMOs with the aim of causing panic and to threaten the core fabrics of our society, this development has given rise to the question of whether the group …

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  • 20 May

    How PBR Cowpea can increase yield, reduce money spent on cultivation

    Cowpea, popularly called beans is a food eaten in almost all the households in Nigeria, and it is one of the major source of plant protein that is why it is widely eaten across the Sub-Saharan Africa. Cowpea is a nutritious legume that is staple for over 200 million people …

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  • 20 May

    How GM crops can save the environment, ensure food security 

    There has been a long debate on how safe Genetically Modified (GM) crops are to the environment and humans, following the processes involved in developing the crops and the perceived ‘danger’ it may poses. Meanwhile, many studies have revealed that contrary to the claims by the anti-GMO activists, the GM …

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  • 18 May

    Rice Production: RIFAN commend Buhari over Emefiele’s reappointment 

    Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent reappointment of Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emiefele for another 5 year term in office. The President, RIFAN Alhaji Aminu Goronyo while addressing journalists on Friday in Abuja,  expressed optimism that the reappointment of the CBN Governor …

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  • 17 May

    Nigeria, UNDP, GEF commit $58m to nation’s value chain development 

    The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in collaboration with the Federal Government and 7 state governments have set aside $58 million to Integrated Approach Programme for value chain development which targets at Food Security (IAP-FS) project in Nigeria. Engr Abdullahi Abubakar, National Coordinator, National Programme Management …

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  • 17 May

    Ogun distributes 5000 improved kolanut seedlings to farmers

    By Edwin Nwanojuo Ogun State Government has distributed 5,000 improved Kolanut seedling to farmers across the State in an effort to upscale the production of the produce in the State. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye said the up scaling is necessary …

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  • 16 May

    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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  • 15 May

    NBMA has ensured safe deployment of GM crops- Environment Minister 

    By Edwin Nwanojuo Minister of Environment Surveyor Suleiman Hassan Zarma has said that the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has delivered on its targets in line with its mandate of ensuring that modern biotechnology practices and its products are well used and deployed safely in Nigeria. The Minister said this …

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  • 10 May

    FCT Fadama III Project Has Increased Domestic Rice Production

    NIGERIA  The Acting Project Coordinator, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Fadama III Additional Financing Project, Rotimi Ajayi, has disclosed that the project has so far contributed in no small measure to the domestic production of rice in the nation’s capital through trainings and funding support of rice farmers in the area …

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  • 8 May

    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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