Monday , July 22 2019

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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Farmers unable to sell over 10,000 MT of maize due to aflatoxin infection- MAAN

THE Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) has said that their members have been unable to sell over 10,000 metric tons of maize due to high concentration of aflatoxin Jame Kolo who is Zonal Coordinator Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), North Central, said that breweries, poultry farmers, and fish farmers have …

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NISS calls for policy, investment conditions to achieve food security 

  The Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), has harped on the need to develop technical, policy and investment conditions to achieve sustainable agricultural development for food security under climate change.   Professor Victor  Chude, the Registrar of NISS made the call in Abuja at the ‘Train the Trainers’ Workshop …

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