Sunday , December 8 2019

TAAT showcases high-yielding hybrid rice varieties adapted to African conditions 

A set of four high-yielding hybrid rice varieties with excellent grain quality have elicited strong interest from key stakeholders, especially seed companies and farmers. The rice varieties were showcased during field days held recently at AfricaRice research station in M’bé, Côte d’Ivoire. The field days to showcase the performance of …

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INTERVIEW: Why Govt need to empower cassava farmers- Adeyemi

Harvest Feeds and Agro Processing received the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Program (MANCAP) from the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Chairman of the company, Goke Adeyemi speaks on the important of the certificate and on cassava starch production Nigeria. The Standard Organization of Nigeria has given you the MANCAP certificate, …

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Ogun cassava farmers can earn N5m daily through industrialization 

The Chairman Harvest Feeds Agro Processing, Goke Adeyemi has said cassava farmers within his cassava processing factory could earn N5 million daily if the government empower them to cultivate cassava in commercial quantity. Adeyemi who disclosed this while speaking at his factory in Ajura, Ogere, Ogun State noted that his …

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We will continue to support govt to boost rice production- RIFAN

Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has said it would continue to support the government in its quest to boost rice production in the country. The National President of RIFAN Alhaji Among Goronyo stated this while commending President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointing Mallam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (CoS). …

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Harvest feeds targets to inject N5bn to GDP from Cassava starch

Harvest Feeds Agro Processing Company has said that that in the next few months, they Company would be injecting about N5 billion annually into the nation’s Gross Demostic Products. The Chairman of the company Goke Adeyemi disclosed this while speaking with Nigerian Tribune at the company’s headquarters in Ajura Community, …

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Quality seed: NASC trains certification officers on Seed Tracker

In its bid to improve the seed system in the country, the National Agriculture Seeds Council (NASC), has commenced sensitisation of Certification Officers on operations and uses of the ‘National Seed Tracker’. Speaking during a three-day Sensitisation and Training Workshop on operations and uses of ‘National Seed Tracker’ in Ahmadu …

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Biotechnology: NBMA, sign MoU Agric ministry, customs

By Edwin Nwanojuo The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to regulate animal biotechnology with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Speaking at the event held at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development the Director General/CEO, NBMA, Dr Rufus Ebegba …

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IITA Youth Agripreneur program wins the 2019 International award

The youth program of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has won the 2019 International Innovation Award for sustainable food and Agriculture. The award is in recognition of IITA’s commitment to improving both agribusiness opportunities and creditworthiness of youth across Africa. The award which is the first of its kind …

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