• April 4, 2020

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COVID-19: What Nigeria, Others Should Do to Protect Food and Agriculture

Countries need to meet the immediate food need of their vulnerable populations, UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has said. This is among other measures the international food agency said countries around the world must take reduce the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. FAO in a recent statement on its website said countries...

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Anchor Borrowers Programme: 2,403 Cassava Farmers Receive Credit In Ogun

2,403 Cassava production farmers have been credited with a sum of N210,273,00k each as credit under the Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Programme across the 20 local government areas of the state. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, said the beneficiaries are the first batch of the programme. The commissioner described the development as...

Why mushroom farmers should expect brighter days

If the current effort to develop lovastatin drugs that can help to control cholesterol levels from a certain mushroom type are intensified, then better days are ahead for mushroom farmers. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood. Medical experts believe that the body needs cholesterol to build healthy…

‘FG hasn’t released silos to operators one year after payment’

Indications have emerged that the Federal Government has not released the 20 strategic national grain reserves that were leased to private sector operators over one year after they paid for the lease. It will be recalled that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the lease of 20 of the 33…

Institute wants herdsmen, other livestock farmers excluded from lockdown

The NIAS President, Emeritus Professor Isreal Adu and the Registrar, Professor Eaustace Iyayi, in Abuja said herdsmen/pastoralists should be allowed to graze their animals freely. The institute, in statement, called on government to ensure that the livestock industry was exempted from the movement restriction. “We also call on the government…

Coronavirus Pandemic: Quarantine boss urges Nigerians to obey lockdown order

The Director General of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service, NAQS, Dr Vincent Isegbe, Tuesday, urged Nigerians to obey government’s lockdown order to contain spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, across the country. Dr Chigozie Nwodo, which he noted that COVID-19 remains the most perplexing public health challenge that the world has…

COVID-19: What Nigeria, Others Should Do to Protect Food and Agriculture

Countries need to meet the immediate food need of their vulnerable populations, UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has said. This is among other measures the international food agency said countries around the world must take reduce the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. FAO in a recent statement…

Anchor Borrowers Programme: 2,403 Cassava Farmers Receive Credit In Ogun

2,403 Cassava production farmers have been credited with a sum of N210,273,00k each as credit under the Ogun State Anchor Borrowers Programme across the 20 local government areas of the state. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, said the beneficiaries are the first batch of the programme. The…

3 Years After, NFGCS Using Local Technology To Improve Agriculture

Nigeria has huge potential in agriculture, as it has over 84 million hectares of arable land which is currently underutilised. The climate friendly environment is an added advantage to Nigeria’s agriculture, because majority of the staple crops could be grown in all parts of the country. Nigeria agriculture is suffering…

Osun Govt Supports Tomato, Pepper Farmers With N2.2m Grant

SELECTED tomato and Pepper Growers in Osun State have been empowered with a total of N2.2 million to begin the production of the two essential commodities in the state. The farmers numbering 14, were given the funds by the government, through the Osun Micro Credit Agency, to aid food security…

Why mushroom farmers should expect brighter days
‘FG hasn’t released silos to operators one year after payment’
Institute wants herdsmen, other livestock farmers excluded from lockdown
Coronavirus Pandemic: Quarantine boss urges Nigerians to obey lockdown order
COVID-19: What Nigeria, Others Should Do to Protect Food and Agriculture
Anchor Borrowers Programme: 2,403 Cassava Farmers Receive Credit In Ogun
3 Years After, NFGCS Using Local Technology To Improve Agriculture
Osun Govt Supports Tomato, Pepper Farmers With N2.2m Grant
COVID-19: Lagos Starts Emergency Food Markets in Schools Amidst Lockdown
‘Over 7m Nigerians face food crisis from June-August
How insecurity threatens Nigeria’s rice export plans
What poultry farmers need to know about Newcastle disease
Why mushroom farmers should expect brighter days
‘FG hasn’t released silos to operators one year after payment’
Institute wants herdsmen, other livestock farmers excluded from lockdown
Coronavirus Pandemic: Quarantine boss urges Nigerians to obey lockdown order
COVID-19: What Nigeria, Others Should Do to Protect Food and Agriculture
Anchor Borrowers Programme: 2,403 Cassava Farmers Receive Credit In Ogun
3 Years After, NFGCS Using Local Technology To Improve Agriculture
Osun Govt Supports Tomato, Pepper Farmers With N2.2m Grant
COVID-19: Lagos Starts Emergency Food Markets in Schools Amidst Lockdown
‘Over 7m Nigerians face food crisis from June-August
How insecurity threatens Nigeria’s rice export plans
What poultry farmers need to know about Newcastle disease