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Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture

Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture

The Government of Akwa Ibom State has fashioned a concerted strategy to incorporate more women into agriculture as it seeks to achieve optimal productivity from this year’s dry season farming. This development stems from the…

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FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun

FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun

The Federal Government is to site a specialised agricultural produce and international fish market in Ijebu –Jesa in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun. Mr Adedayo Adewole, Osun Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, said…

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Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

The Nigerian government has solicited partnership with the United States of America to improve food production and sufficiency in the West African country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement sent…

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Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures

Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has assured farmers that they will get the best genetics and varieties of seeds in 2020 in order to boost productivity. Dr Philip Ojo, the Director General of NASC,…

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6000 Jigawa farmers to grow maize this dry season

6000 Jigawa farmers to grow maize this dry season

The Jigawa Chapter of the Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria says it has so far registered 1,500 farmers for 2020 dry season farming in the state. Alhaji Yusuf Hassan, the state Chairman of the association…

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Shaky agreement threatens CBN’s loan recovery from cotton farmers

Shaky agreement threatens CBN’s loan recovery from cotton farmers

The recovery exercise of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after the inclusion of cotton production into its agricultural intervention programme of Anchor Borrower, with a view to reviving textile industries in the country is beginning…

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Paddy dealers want FG to work on Adesina’s model on rice mill

Paddy dealers want FG to work on Adesina’s model on rice mill

Paddy Dealers Association of Nigeria, Farmers’ Cooperative, Rice millers and other private investors have charged the federal government to take seriously, Paddy Aggregation Centres (PACs) model introduced by the ex-agric minister, Akinwumi Adesina, to boost…

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Why FG’s policy on mechanisation is not working

Why FG’s policy on mechanisation is not working

For over 60 years, Nigeria has been importing tractors yet less than 30 per cent of farmers in the country have access to mechanisation. Since 2007, the number of tractors has remained less than 29,000…

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GM Crops: “Nigeria in perfect position to lead Africa’s biotech revolution” – Cowpea Farmer/Expert

GM Crops: “Nigeria in perfect position to lead Africa’s biotech revolution” – Cowpea Farmer/Expert

Nigeria on the 7th of October last year reached a significant milestone when it became the first country in the world to approve Biotech (BT) Cowpea and usher the commercial release of the insect-resistant crop.…

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Stakeholders in agriculture sector commend Akwa Ibom’s transformation

Stakeholders in agriculture sector commend Akwa Ibom’s transformation

Stakeholders in the nation’s agricultural sector have commended the various transformation programmes, initiated by the Akwa Ibom State government to reposition the sector in the state. At a media briefing with journalists in Uyo, the…