Wednesday , July 24 2019

Nigerian Agric Minister charges NCARD on policy direction towards achieving food security 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has charged the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD) to articulate and provide policy direction that would improve enabling environment for investors in Agriculture sector and strengthen the development of the sector to ensure food …

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TAAT: Scaling up of heat-tolerant wheat transforms food production and policy in Sudan

Sudanese wheat farmers are in a joyous mood. They are celebrating the success of new heat-resistant wheat varieties which have transformed their country’s food landscape. Thanks to the scaling up of proven technologies by the Wheat Compact of Technologies for African Agriculture Transformation (TAAT), the farmers can now boast of new cultivars …

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PAKISTAN ANNOUNCES NATIONAL COORDINATED TRIALS OF 85 BT COTTON VARIETIES

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) has announced that 93 new cotton varieties will undergo National Coordinated Varietal Trials (NCVT) in four provinces in Pakistan. The NCVT is the near-end stage of the performance evaluation process of any crop variety before Pakistani authorities make their decision to allow commercial cultivation. The 93 varieties …

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Nigerian farmers to obtain free advisory services on cassava via mobile phone

By Edwin Nwanojuo  Nigerian farmers can now access extension and advisory services related to weed control, best planting practices and other aspects of cassava production on their cell phone free of charge, thanks to the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). The mobile telephony service is powered by Airtel using the …

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Nigerian Stakeholders to assess policies, strategies towards achieving food security   

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar has said that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Commissioners of Agriculture in all the states of the federation, other stakeholders in Agriculture sector and partners are meeting to assess the …

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ACAI/IITA-CWMP signs MoU with Viamo to promote ‘Six Steps’ toolkit via mobile phones

By Edwin Nwanojuo The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI)/IITA- Cassava Weed Management Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Viamo to promote the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management extension toolkit via the 3-2-1 mobile service of Airtel. The 3-2-1 mobile service will allow Nigerian farmers to have access …

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