Monday , July 22 2019

TAAT highlights Agricultural Transformation, as National Farmers Forum begins in Togo

With more than 3.4 million hectares of land available, the Togolese government is worried that only 45% is being used presently. The government is equally concerned that despite Togo’s natural comparative advantage in agriculture when compared to other countries, its inability to maximise technologies that will increase productivity and diversify …

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Agric extension can end farmers-herders conflict — Professor Yahaya

By Edwin Nwanojuo An agriculturist, Professor Kuta Yahaya, says extension services are critical to the search for lasting solution to incessant farmers-herders conflicts in the country. Yahaya, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, stated this in an interview with newsmen at the sidelines of the 24th Agricultural Extension Society …

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FG train laboratory technologists, technicians on quality farm inputs 

By Edwin Nwanojuo As part of efforts to ensure that Nigerian farmers have access to high quality inputs, the federal government through the Farm Inputs Support Services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is training the laboratory technologists and technicians on harmonised methods of fertiliser analysis to boost agricultural …

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Maize production increases to 20 millions tonnes – Association

Alhaji Bello Abubakar, the President, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), says maize production in Nigeria  has increased tremendously from eight to 20 million metric tonnes from 2015 to date. Abubakar made the disclosure on Wednesday at the Nigerian Maize Conference organised by BAYER Middle Africa Ltd., to sensitise agriculture stakeholders …

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USAID Launches Agribusiness Investment Activity To Promote Private Sector Investment in Agriculture

Under a new contract with Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international agricultural development organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched the new Feed the Future Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Activity. This activity aims to help Nigeria develop and strengthen a more business-enabling environment through promotion of …

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GMOs: NUJ ready to partner NBMA on biosafety awareness   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Abuja Council has said it’s willing to partner the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to create awareness and educate the general public on its mandate which is ensuring the safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Vice Chairman, NUJ, Mr. Patrick  Osadebamwen, …

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Inputs from Anchor Borrowers Programme substandard — Stakeholders

Dr Tunde Arosanyin, National Coordinator of the Zero Hunger Commodity Association of Nigeria, has expressed concerns over the quality of inputs supplied under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme. Arosanyin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that fertilizers, herbicides and other inputs distributed to farmers under the …

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