Monday , July 22 2019

FAO implements Norwegian funded project to stop spread of antimicrobial resistance

THE Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has said it would deploy its expertise in countries to mitigate the effect of antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture. The project which was funded by Norwegian government through NORAD is expected to cover Nigeria and other countries in Africa. …

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NBMA SIGNS MoU WITH AGRIC MINISTRY, CUSTOMS

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 in Abuja today (2nd July), the Director General/CEO, NBMA, Dr …

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SEC begins implementation of report on commodities market development — official

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it has commenced the implementation of the report of its Technical Committee on Commodities Trading Ecosystem. The Acting Executive Commissioner (Operations) of SEC, Mr Isyaku Tilde, disclosed this when a delegation of the Commodity Brokers Association of Nigeria (CBAN) led by its Registrar, …

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Osinbajo urges FG, states to harmonise Agric policies

The Vice President,Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday called for agricultural policy alignment between the federal and state governments in order to eliminate duplicity and enhance full implementation. Osinbajo made the call in Abuja at an event to wrap up the pilot phase of the State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) Programme, implemented …

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IITA, sensitises farmers on Aflasafe to boost maize, groundnut exportation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Harvest Field industries on Monday sensitized farmers on Aflasafe which is a chemical used to control aflatoxin which contaminates Maize and groundnut while in the farm. Aflatoxin is a fungi which grow alongside crops especially maize and groundnut in the field and …

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OCP Africa, ABU Zaria partner to assist 5000 farmers on maize production

By Edwin Nwanojuo A Fertilizer company, OCP Africa and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost Maize production in the Kaduna state through providing fertilizer, seeds, funds and extension services to farmers. The MoU which targets 5000 farmers in communities in the …

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  FG/IFAD projects impacts over 3 million households in Nigeria.

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government through the United Nations’ International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has impacted a total number of 3,912,180 households through its various  Agricultural programmes and Projects in the country. The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr.  Mohammed Bello Umar …

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Buhari pledges support to private sectors to boost agro-produce export

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government would continue to support the private sector to improve the agricultural sector through export expansion plan. President Buhari also said that the support for the private sector would also come through other forms like emphasizing backward integration. Buhari who disclosed this in his …

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