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World Bank APPEALS project targets 10,000 direct jobs In Kaduna

World Bank APPEALS project targets 10,000 direct jobs In Kaduna

Kaduna State deputy governor Hadiza Balarabe said the  World Bank’s Agro- Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement support  (APPEALS) project could provide up to 10,000 direct jobs to farmers and residents in Kaduna. She explained…

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Sasakawa trains 5,500 peasant farmers in Cross River

Sasakawa trains 5,500 peasant farmers in Cross River

A Japanese farming group, the Sasakawa Africa Group, has trained 5,500 farmers in Cross River State since 2015. The training is on how to adapt modern technology to increase agricultural yields. The group clustered the…

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Why farmers need ecosystem to export – Kenechukwu Nnamani

Why farmers need ecosystem to export – Kenechukwu Nnamani

Dr Kenechukwu Nnamani is the chief executive officer of Kvas Group, which has been involved in the exportation of Agric produce from Nigeria to China, then from Senegal to China, in the last seven years.…

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How absence of long fibre pulp crippled Nigeria’s paper industry

How absence of long fibre pulp crippled Nigeria’s paper industry

The absence of long fibre pulp has been identified as one of the major factors that incapacitated Nigeria’s efforts to be self-sufficient in paper production. Experts believe it has led to the closure of the…

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‘Adulteration by big seed companies sabotaging rice productivity, sufficiency’

‘Adulteration by big seed companies sabotaging rice productivity, sufficiency’

Dr Olabisi Awoniyi is in charge of the Directorate of Agriculture, Lower Niger River Basin Authority, Ilorin (covering Kwara and Kogi states). He spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA on challenges that the country should resolve to…

Over 200,000 Nigerians die of food poisoning yearly, say researchers

Researchers have said more than 200,000 persons die of food poisoning in Nigeria yearly through contaminated foods. The cost of illnesses associated with foodborne diseases in the country, they added, also is estimated at $…

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PAN, others demand egg powder ban, government intervention

PAN, others demand egg powder ban, government intervention

They said this as the world celebrates the 2019 edition of the International Egg Day today. The enabling environments, they said, include a ban of or restriction of forex for egg powder importation by international…

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Why Nigeria should promote youth-driven, technology-supported agriculture for SDGs

Why Nigeria should promote youth-driven, technology-supported agriculture for SDGs

Agriculture has the potentialities to provide jobs for young people and help African countries to achieve sustainable development goals. Based on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG12) that seeks to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns,…

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Green agriculture can conserve biodiversity and ensure food security – FAO

Green agriculture can conserve biodiversity and ensure food security – FAO

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stressed the need to conserve biodiversity and ensure food security to enable access to nutritious food for everyone on the planet, adding that green agriculture has…

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FG to distribute genetically modified cowpea seeds to farmers

FG to distribute genetically modified cowpea seeds to farmers

The Federal Government, in its persistent effort to improve the agricultural sector, has revealed its plans to dispense Genetically Modified cowpea seed known as PBR to farmers in Nigeria, by December. Executive Director, Institute for…