Friday , September 20 2019

FAO distributes 3976 farm implements, agro-inputs, train 280 farmers in Kaduna 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the government of Kaduna state, through the United Nations Joint Project Food Africa Project has built the capacity of 280 vegetable farmers and distributed 3,976 various farming implements and agro inputs to enhance productivity …

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Development without borders: a global partnership for Africa

By Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) In today’s world of blurring borders, development knows no boundaries. By 2050, estimates show that there will be 10 billion people living on a planet increasingly grappling with urbanization, weakening food systems, and the dwindling …

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Nigeria unlikely to achieve food safety due to unhygienic abattoir

Professor Morenike Dipeolu, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has said the country’s plan to achieve a high level of food safety and quality of life may not be achievable, unless the current challenges militating against the establishment, management hygienic abattoirs are addressed. Professor Dipeolu who stated …

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Flood Alert: NAIC tasks farmers on good agricultural practices

Following the ‘Red Flood Alert’ issued by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NHISA), the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), has called on Nigerian farmers to strictly adhere to best agricultural practices, thereby reducing the risks of flooding. The Managing Director/CEO, NAIC, Mrs. Folashade Joseph, made this known in a statement issued by the  Head, Corporate Affairs …

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Nigeria’s agriculture in underperforming- Minister Laments

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono has said that the Nigerian agricultural sector is characterized by low productivity.  Nanono who spoke while inaugurating the National Agcelerant Technical Committee said the agricultural value chains was underperforming.  Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the Central Bank of …

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Implementing seed act would guarantee quality yield- NESG DG

THE Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has said proper implementation of the newly signed National Agriculture Seed Council Act would ensure farmers get the best yield. The Chief Executive Officer of NESG, Mr. ‘Laoye Jaiyeola disclosed this during Regional Consultative Meeting on Popularising the National Agricultural Seeds Act in Lagos and …

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Amarava rice mill to double capacity, targets 500MT production daily 

As the efforts towards achieving self-sufficiency in rice production in Nigeria thickens, one of Nigeria’s indigenous rice milling company based in Kano, Amarava Rice Mill, has said it is targeting to double its production capacity by September 2019. The Rice Mill which was commissioned in 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari, …

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Nigeria won’t tolerate seed adulteration- Agric Minister 

By Edwin Nwanojuo Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono has assured of the Federal Government’s total support to the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), to implement the just signed seed bill, saying the government would not tolerate proliferation of adulterated seeds. Nanono who gave the assurance at …

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