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Why mushroom farmers should expect brighter days

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…

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

‘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…

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Institute wants herdsmen, other livestock farmers excluded from lockdown

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…

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Quarantine boss urges Nigerians to obey lockdown order

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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3 Years After, NFGCS Using Local Technology To Improve Agriculture

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…

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

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…

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COVID-19: Lagos Starts Emergency Food Markets in Schools Amidst Lockdown

COVID-19: Lagos Starts Emergency Food Markets in Schools Amidst Lockdown

The Lagos State Government has set up makeshift neighborhood food markets across the state as part of measures to promote social distancing to curb the further spread of novel coronavirus, Covid-19. Lagos State governor, Babajide…

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‘Over 7m Nigerians face food crisis from June-August

‘Over 7m Nigerians face food crisis from June-August

Over seven million people are expected to be in food crisis between June and August, the March 2020 Cadre Harmonisѐ (CH) Analysis Outcome for 16 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT, on the projected food…