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Why protein deficiency is a national emergency, by stakeholders

Why protein deficiency is a national emergency, by stakeholders

The world is hungry, but ironically, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, argues that Nigerians are not. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) noted that about 795 million people globally do…

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GAIN intensifies fight against ‘hidden hunger’

GAIN intensifies fight against ‘hidden hunger’

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has trained some selected public institutions in scientific ways of fortifying foods with micro-nutrients to reduce what it calls hidden hunger. Dr Olapeju Phorbee, Senior Programme Manager, Large…

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Excessive Rains: Farmers Predict Poor Harvest, Food Shortage In 2020

Excessive Rains: Farmers Predict Poor Harvest, Food Shortage In 2020

Stakeholders in the Nigerian agricultural value chain have predicted poor harvest and a shortfall in food supply across the country next year due to the excessive rainfall recorded this year. Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune,…

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NDE Charges Trainees To Embrace Farming For Self-Employment

NDE Charges Trainees To Embrace Farming For Self-Employment

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Rivers state has charged intending trainees of its Sustainable Agricultural Development Scheme to embrace crop farming and animal husbandry as a source of employment and financial empowerment. Giving…

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Tomato Production: TOPAN to train 1,000 young farmers

Tomato Production: TOPAN to train 1,000 young farmers

As part of its youth empowerment programme, the Tomatoes and Orchard Processors Association of Nigeria (TOPAN) has said it will train no fewer than 1,000 young farmers in tomato production. The Managing Director of the…

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Why I set up mango farm in Benue- Obasanjo

Why I set up mango farm in Benue- Obasanjo

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his mango farm located in Howe village of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State with capacity to employ at least 1000 personnel would in no distance…

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FG can’t shoulder dams development alone- Minister

FG can’t shoulder dams development alone- Minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that the financial requirements for the development of dams and associated structures are so enormous that the federal government alone can meet. The minister made…

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‘Why FG is working to revive cotton farming’

‘Why FG is working to revive cotton farming’

The Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar Abubakar, said efforts at reviving cotton production are aimed at restoring the contribution of the produce…

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‘Roadside drying is harmful to grains’

‘Roadside drying is harmful to grains’

The persistent and extended rains experienced this year as well as drying of grains by the roadside would surely pave way for contaminants like aflatoxin and fumonisins to thrive in grains thus diminishing quality. This…

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Agriculture in Africa is affected by climate change – Abir Lemseffer

Agriculture in Africa is affected by climate change – Abir Lemseffer

Mrs Abir Lemseffer is the Director General of the Initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture to Climate Change (AAA). The AAA was a launched upstream of COP22 organised in Morocco, the initiative for the…