• December 15, 2019
  1. Home
  2. News Update

Category: News Update

News Update
Agriculturist Advises Farmers To Cultivate Cassava With Vitamin A Nutrients To Curb Malnutrition

Agriculturist Advises Farmers To Cultivate Cassava With Vitamin A Nutrients To Curb Malnutrition

An agriculturist, Mrs Bola Adeyemo, has called on more local farmers to embrace the cultivation of Cassava with Vitamin nutrients to address malnutrition and hunger. Adeyemo, also a food processor, made the call on Thursday in Lagos…

News Update
Yuletide: Lagos to rid live birds of swine disease, targets 17 markets

Yuletide: Lagos to rid live birds of swine disease, targets 17 markets

The government of Lagos state is embarking on a disinfection and decontamination exercise in 17 major live bird markets across the state. State Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal explained that the exercise is targeted at…

News Update
Federal University of Agriculture Zuru takes off next year

Federal University of Agriculture Zuru takes off next year

The Federal Government has said the newly established Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State will take off in September, 2020. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, who stated this…

News Update
‘Farmers must adopt new technologies for profit’

‘Farmers must adopt new technologies for profit’

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture is committed to refocusing the agricultural sector by educating farmers on the right technologies to adopt during production, processing, packaging and marketing. The Director, Extension Services of the Ministry, Dr.…

News Update
UK Institute honours Nigerian on cassava post-harvest technology

UK Institute honours Nigerian on cassava post-harvest technology

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich has recognized a local technological device developed by a Nigerian on the transformation of the cassava value chain development and other crops in Africa. The…

News Update
7yrs after, FCT Fish Farm Estate still unattractive to farmers

7yrs after, FCT Fish Farm Estate still unattractive to farmers

Located at Barangoni village in Bwari Area Council, the 10-hectare fish farm estate was a well-conceived model that would have triggered massive production of fish not only in the estate, but also the surrounding areas.…

News Update
Why ‘big men’ acquire, lockup large farmlands

Why ‘big men’ acquire, lockup large farmlands

One of the major eye-catching features along the highways leading into Abuja,  Nigeria’s federal capital city, is the number of large expanses of farmlands which the well-to-do in society acquire, fence and lock up. The…

News Update
Re-bagging of Rice: Consumers call for clampdown on ‘unpatriotic’ act

Re-bagging of Rice: Consumers call for clampdown on ‘unpatriotic’ act

There have been calls by consumers of rice in Plateau state for an investigation on the re-bagging of local rice by dealers in the city of Jos. Urging the government of Plateau to act on…

News Update
Farmers’ Group Urge Govt To Increase Investment In Agriculture

Farmers’ Group Urge Govt To Increase Investment In Agriculture

A group, Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) has urged the federal government to increase investment in agriculture in order to create jobs and ensure food security. The group also noted that increased investment in agriculture…

News Update
GAIN: PLAN bows out in grand style, to officially wind up Dec 31st

GAIN: PLAN bows out in grand style, to officially wind up Dec 31st

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has announced that its project, the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) project will officially phase out on December 31st, after the tremendous successes it achieved in its…