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The Federal Government has been urged to improve fisheries management systems, infrastructure, value chain investments, and encourage private sector investment to increase the availability and quality of sea fish. At the Workshop on Review of National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policies for Coherence /Alignment with the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) for Fisheries and Aquaculture […]

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Despite the destruction of over 122,653 hectares of farmlands across states by flood, the National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kabir Ibrahim has assured that there will be no food crisis. While speaking to journalists in Abuja, Ibrahim said AFAN rather expects bumper harvest this year, and that farmers would be more […]

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The Ogun State government has promised to provide land to the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) if it was interested in medium to large scale farming operation. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, made this known at the council’s annual World Food Day programme and the Global Church Week of Action on Food […]

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The Coordinating Director of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isegbe, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government to resume the export of hibiscus (zobo leaves) to Mexico. Dr Isegbe disclosed this during a visit to the agency by the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco, at the weekend in […]

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Dr (Mrs) Olapeju Phorbee is the Country Manager of the International Potato Centre and Senior Country Coordinator of Building Nutritious Food Basket in Nigeria. She explains to Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA that crops-based approach to tackling malnutrition has been complementing other approaches. She clarifies that bio-fortified foods being promoted in Nigeria and other countries […]

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As part of the efforts to reduce monumental post-harvest losses in the agricultural sector, the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI) has unfolded an improved multi-purpose solar dryer it calls multi-crop dryer. Dr Olayemi Folorunsho, Head of the Engineering Research of the institute, explained that the solar dryer is made of transparent acrylic polythene materials […]

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Pork is a universal meat, and its consumption is on the increase despite religious perceptions about the animal. It, therefore, presents an opportunity to business-minded individuals. The risk is minimal compared with poultry and crop production. Why investing in piggery? The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), an agency of the United Nations (UN), had estimated […]

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The Bauchi office of FADAMA II additional financing project has distributed empowerment and food items to 1000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. The state project manager Professor Ali Garba while addressing the IDPs during the distribution, said the FADAMA Additional Financing Project II was designed to address some of the challenges facing people […]

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Hordes of Quela birds coming from Baturiya wet land in Guri have destroyed a number of rice farms in Auyo Local Government Area of Jigawa State. This is in addition to the menace of a rice pest popularly known as ‘blight,’ that was already destroying rice farms in the area. Many rice farms in the […]

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There has been massive cultivation of beans, also known as cowpea, in Katsina State this year. This is in contrast to what was obtainable in the state in the past years. Our correspondent in the state reports that in the past 10 years, farmers only planted the crop as an attachment to their main crops, […]

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