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Dangote Fertiliser begins pre-testing of $2bn plant ahead of inauguration

Dangote Fertiliser begins pre-testing of $2bn plant ahead of inauguration

Dangote Fertiliser Limited has begun the countdown to the inauguration of its $2 billion Granulated Urea Fertiliser complex located in the Dangote Free Zone. With a capacity of three million tonnes per annum, the plant…

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‘Enzymes in poultry feeds prevent environmental pollution, boost growth’

‘Enzymes in poultry feeds prevent environmental pollution, boost growth’

Animal scientists have found that that pretreatment of feed with commercial enzymes is effective for increasing absorption, conversion ratio, growth and bioavailability of phosphorus, which could decrease excretion of phosphorous and, therefore, environmental pollution. This…

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‘Poor varieties of seeds affecting tomato production’

‘Poor varieties of seeds affecting tomato production’

Poor planting materials have been identified as a factor retarding production, higher yield and profitability of tomato production.Apart from this, poor agronomical practices have also hampered productivity of farmers per hectare. To tackle the challenges…

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Nanono Tasks NASC with Provision of Quality Seeds to Boost Crop Production

Nanono Tasks NASC with Provision of Quality Seeds to Boost Crop Production

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, has tasked the National Agricultural Seeds council (NASC) with providing increased number of quality seed to farmers. Nanono said the Council plays a major role…

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OYSADEP: Newly Inaugurated Oyo Young Agropreneur Group to Contribute to Economic Growth

OYSADEP: Newly Inaugurated Oyo Young Agropreneur Group to Contribute to Economic Growth

The Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme (OYSADEP) has launched the Oyo Young Agropreneur (OYAP) initiative – a strategy put in place to galvanise youths in the state to take advantage of the potentials in agriculture.…

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“Peaceful Coexistence, Key to Food Security”, Taraba Ministry of Agric Entreats Farmers, Herders

“Peaceful Coexistence, Key to Food Security”, Taraba Ministry of Agric Entreats Farmers, Herders

Peaceful coexistence among farmers and herders will create an enabling environment for Nigeria to accelerate her food security course, and achieve it optimally. This assessment was made at a workshop organized for farmers and herders…

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Jubilation as RIFAN Launches Mini Rice Pyramid in Taraba

Jubilation as RIFAN Launches Mini Rice Pyramid in Taraba

With the aim of restoring Nigeria’s popular commodity pyramids, the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Taraba chapter, has announced its first-of-its-kind rice pyramid in the state. The mini pyramid currently houses over 40, 000…

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REFILS: Stakeholders Urge Funding of Agricultural Extension and Research Programmes

REFILS: Stakeholders Urge Funding of Agricultural Extension and Research Programmes

Agricultural stakeholders have called on the government to leverage the REFILS strategy in order to create innovative platforms for agro-commodities to thrive in the local & global markets. REFILS which stands for Research Extension-Farmers-Input Linkage…

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52 ministers failed to achieve agric revolution in 54 years

52 ministers failed to achieve agric revolution in 54 years

Between 1966 and 2020, Nigeria has had 52 ministers of agriculture. But 54 years down the line, Nigeria’s agriculture has not changed much. Hoes and cutlasses still dominate production; animal traction still common in the…

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How Lugu dam collapse crushed rice, onion production

How Lugu dam collapse crushed rice, onion production

A decade after, farmers are lamenting the collapse of the Lugu dam and the irrigation scheme in the Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto State. “Wurno, a significant producer of garlic, rice, and onions, is…