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FEC Approves $1.2bn Loan for Statewide Agric Mechanisation

FEC Approves $1.2bn Loan for Statewide Agric Mechanisation

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a loan facility of 1.2 billion dollars for the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The approval came after the the virtual FEC meeting presided over by…

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Wildlife habitat destruction, deforestation may worsen future pandemics — Scientists

Wildlife habitat destruction, deforestation may worsen future pandemics — Scientists

UPDATE: This position was pushed by Arthur Wyns who specialises on climate change, environment and human health with the World Health Organisation (WHO).   Mr Wyns who spoke in his personal capacity with PREMIUM TIMES…

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Coronavirus: Another chance to transform the global food trade

Coronavirus: Another chance to transform the global food trade

For many, though, that crisis neither began nor ended in 2008. Now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the fragility of the globalized system of trade in food is apparent again. In addition to conflict, climate change…

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Alwan Hassan is new BOA Managing Director

Alwan Hassan is new BOA Managing Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alhaji Alwan Hassan as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). Until his appointment, Hassan was an erstwhile Executive Director of Bank PHB…

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Delta Farmer Harvests World’s Largest Cassava Tuber

Delta Farmer Harvests World’s Largest Cassava Tuber

A farmer, Mr. Chuwudumebi Innocent Nwogwonuwe of Onitcha-Okpe Quarters, Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, has harvested what is considered the largest tuber of Cassava in the world. The cassava…

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Tackling Child Labour In Cassava Farming Through Improved Weed Control

Tackling Child Labour In Cassava Farming Through Improved Weed Control

WEEDS are major constraints to cassava production in Africa, contributing to yield reduction and placing a huge burden on the lives of farmers, especially women and children. Because cassava is a long duration crop, women…

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Nigerian Farmers Call for Repair of Earth Dams

Nigerian Farmers Call for Repair of Earth Dams

Fadama farmers in Kano State have called on the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) to repair and rehabilitate earth dams across the country. This, they said, would help to reduce the spate…

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Shareholders urge bank to review sectoral allocation to agriculture

Shareholders urge bank to review sectoral allocation to agriculture

Amid predictions that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may trigger food shortages in Nigeria, Shareholders of FBN Holdings Plc have urged the bank to review its sectoral allocation to agriculture. Specifically, the Former Secretary-General, Independence Shareholders…

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Kano opens food market twice weekly

Kano opens food market twice weekly

To ensure availability of food to Kano State residents and avert post-harvest losses of farmers, the state government has indicated that markets would be open on Mondays and Thursdays during the lockdown. The state governor,…

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IITA harps on tackling child labour with improved weed control

IITA harps on tackling child labour with improved weed control

Weeds are major constraints to cassava production in Africa, contributing to yield reduction and placing a huge burden on the lives of farmers, especially women and children. Because cassava is a long duration crop, women…