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How insecurity threatens Nigeria’s rice export plans

How insecurity threatens Nigeria’s rice export plans

Rice is a goldmine. In fact, it is gold. It means staple for millions of people and it costs the millions a large portion of their disposable incomes. And Asian countries which have perfected production,…

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What poultry farmers need to know about Newcastle disease

What poultry farmers need to know about Newcastle disease

Poultry rearing is one of the most important activities in the agricultural sector of the country. It contributes substantially to the volume of employment, poverty alleviation and internal trade in the country. Experts believe poultry…

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Coronavirus: AFAN President charges members on food production, safety measure

Coronavirus: AFAN President charges members on food production, safety measure

The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Thursday, charged members to take responsibility to produce more food for Nigerians during this period of Coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. Kabir stated this in…

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Ogun Targets 50,000 Young Farmers for Poultry Project

Ogun Targets 50,000 Young Farmers for Poultry Project

At least 50, 000 farmers in Ogun State, especially youths would benefit from the second phase of the Ogun State Broiler Project, the state government has announced. Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture,  Adeola Odedina made…

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NIHORT, IITA Partner on Production of New Varieties of Hybrid Plantain, Banana

NIHORT, IITA Partner on Production of New Varieties of Hybrid Plantain, Banana

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) is set to commence the evaluation of Hybrid plantain and banana germplasm for immediate distribution to Nigerian farmers. In partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the…

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Kwara govt suspends top civil servants over extortion of farmers

Kwara govt suspends top civil servants over extortion of farmers

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has directed the immediate suspension of all officials named in alleged extortion of farmers in the state’s ministry of agriculture through the sale of unauthorised registration forms. Rafiu Ajakaiye, Chief Press…

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Covid-19: Why vet scientists should check livestock

Covid-19: Why vet scientists should check livestock

Years back, while in veterinary school, our public health professor of zoonosis warned that failure to recognise diseases in wild and domestic animals that could be transmitted to humans was the greatest sin a vet…

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Why Kebbi fishermen leave, return for festival

Why Kebbi fishermen leave, return for festival

Out of the 30,000 fishermen who participated in the recent Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi State, 12,000 are from Argungu and environs. The Argungu Fishing Festival, which takes place once in a year, is the…

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‘About 70,000 Tractors Needed for Mechanized Agriculture’,as Researchers Proffer Bailout

‘About 70,000 Tractors Needed for Mechanized Agriculture’,as Researchers Proffer Bailout

The Agricultural Equipment Hiring Operators Association has disclosed that efforts to upscale agriculture in Nigeria has been stalled by a deficit in the number of tractors available to practice mechanised farming. In a report contained…

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Nigeria doing poorly in agric research — Senate President

Nigeria doing poorly in agric research — Senate President

Nigeria is doing poorly in agricultural research despite the country’s high poverty level and and food insufficiency, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has said. The senate president said this on Thursday as the Senate considered…