Friday , September 20 2019

TAAT, ACAI join forces to deliver improved technologies on cassava to farmers

  By Edwin Nwanojuo The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) trained persons drawn from universities, research institutes, Oyo State Cassava Growers Association (OYSCGA), and other development partners on the use of the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management toolkit. The toolkit was developed …

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More measure to boost agriculture coming, Buhari assures 

      By Edwin Nwanojuo President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Daura promised to introduce new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians and increase jobs in the sector. Speaking to representatives of community and development associations from Daura Emirate in Katsina State who came to …

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Setting the stage for cassava disease monitoring: a baseline for Vietnam and Cambodia

  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Researchers tracked Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus in Cambodia after its discovery in 2015. The potentially devastating virus threatens 3.5 million hectares, highlighting the need for disease-resistant varieties and rapid epidemic management. Southeast Asia is the source of 95 percent of global cassava exports, …

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NAQS urge farmers to use Methyl Bromide to control crop pest for export

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has called in farmers and exporters of agro products to disregard the early warning of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of Methyl Bromide to control pest.   NAQS, however said the use of Methyl Bromide to control crop …

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