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Stakeholders task FG on improved fisheries management

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…

AFAN allays fears on food crisis

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…

Ogun promises CCN land for farming

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,…

Nigeria to begin export of zobo leaves to Mexico, says NAQS

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…

‘How sweet potato can be processed into gari’

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…

NSPRI develops cost-effective multipurpose solar dryer

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,…

Starting a sustainable pig rearing business

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…

1000 Bauchi IDPs get empowerment, food Items from FADAMA II Project

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…

Quela birds add to threats on rice farms in Jigawa

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…

Katsina records massive beans cultivation

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…