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Cotton farmers target 300,000 tonnes production under CBN agric programme

The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) says it is targeting the production of between 240,000 and 300,000 tonnes of cotton in 2019. Mr Anibe Achimugu, the President of NACOTAN, made the disclosure in an…

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Egusi: The hidden treasure melon farmers ignore

Egusi melon, botanically called Citrullus colocynthis, also has many names such as colocynth, bitter apple, bitter cucumber, desert gourd, vine of Sodom, or wild gourd. Although egusi is consumed in Nigeria, the cultivation hardly attracts…

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Ginger processing hub to take-off in Kachia soon – Official

The Kaduna State Government, on Monday, said it was collaborating with the Federal Government and the World Bank to establish a world-class ginger hub in Kachia Local Government Area of the state Malam Dahiru Abdullahi,…

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How Katsina farmers perfect potato production

Farmers in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State have over the years been improving their technical skills in Irish potato production, a development that has attracted many buyers from within and outside the country…

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Short term measures to check impact of hot weather on your birds

For us in Nigeria, extreme weather conditions can make it very difficult for poultry farmers to attain set target. Dr. Bala Mohammed, a poultry expert in Abuja, advises farmers on some of the short term…

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Improved seeds: Research institutes strategise for 2019 farming season

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has started strategizing on how to improve cereal crop productivity in the 2019 farming season. Speaking…

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Institute introduces modern irrigation technology for wheat farmers

African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a tree that lives for many years and has various uses. Some of the trees are thought to be over 1,000 years old. They are neither grown agronomically nor…

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Why some countries reject Nigeria’s exports – Presidential Aide

The federal government on Sunday attributed trade politics amongst nations as one of the reasons why some of the country’s exports were facing challenges in their destination countries. Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President…

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