Sunday , December 8 2019

ACAI, GIZ/SEDIN organizes training for 35 lead farmers to boost cassava yield

  By Edwin Nwanojuo  Recognizing the devastation caused by weeds to cassava farming systems, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) has organized training of trainers for its 35 lead farmers, farmer cooperatives, extension agents and the N-power youths in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The objective of the training of trainers which …

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Nigerian govt commences grazing reserve project with 31,000 hectares in Niger State 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government has commenced the resettlement of herdsmen which is targeted at bringing to an end the continued farmers/herders feud in the country, as Niger state in North Central Nigeria taking the lead with the establishment of a 31,000 hectares of grazing reserve in the state. …

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Scrapping Biosafety agency not good for Nigeria, DG NBMA tells critics

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Director General of National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba has said the scrapping of Biosafety Agency in Nigeria will result in dumping of unapproved and unwholesome Genetically Modified products in the Nigerian market. He said that the Biosafety Agency has been on top of …

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Suppliers of fake fertilizer to get stiffer penalties, Nigerian Govt warns 

By Edwin Nwanojuo In a bid to curtail the rampant cases of fake and adulterated fertilizers in the markets, the Federal Government has put in place stiffer penalties for the suppliers of these unwholesome farm inputs. Registrar, Nigerian Institute of Soil Science, Prof. Victor Chude, revealed this on Monday at …

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Why plant health should be prioritised- NAQS, ECOWAS raise alarm

  By Edwin Nwanojuo Concerns about plant health is gathering momentum in Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) region, as it has been established that negligence of plant health would definitely lead to food shortage especially in developing countries. Plants in the West African Sub region …

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Farmers/herders feud: FG to re-create grazing reserves- Ogbeh  

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh said Federal Government will soon embark on re-creation of Grazing Reserves in the country. Chief Ogbeh disclosed this when he received a sixty-four (64) participants of Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve (EIMC12) and Faculty Members of the …

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