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Federal University of Agriculture Zuru takes off next year

Federal University of Agriculture Zuru takes off next year

The Federal Government has said the newly established Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State will take off in September, 2020. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, who stated this…

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‘Farmers must adopt new technologies for profit’

‘Farmers must adopt new technologies for profit’

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture is committed to refocusing the agricultural sector by educating farmers on the right technologies to adopt during production, processing, packaging and marketing. The Director, Extension Services of the Ministry, Dr.…

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UK Institute honours Nigerian on cassava post-harvest technology

UK Institute honours Nigerian on cassava post-harvest technology

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich has recognized a local technological device developed by a Nigerian on the transformation of the cassava value chain development and other crops in Africa. The…

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7yrs after, FCT Fish Farm Estate still unattractive to farmers

7yrs after, FCT Fish Farm Estate still unattractive to farmers

Located at Barangoni village in Bwari Area Council, the 10-hectare fish farm estate was a well-conceived model that would have triggered massive production of fish not only in the estate, but also the surrounding areas.…

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Why ‘big men’ acquire, lockup large farmlands

Why ‘big men’ acquire, lockup large farmlands

One of the major eye-catching features along the highways leading into Abuja,  Nigeria’s federal capital city, is the number of large expanses of farmlands which the well-to-do in society acquire, fence and lock up. The…

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Re-bagging of Rice: Consumers call for clampdown on ‘unpatriotic’ act

Re-bagging of Rice: Consumers call for clampdown on ‘unpatriotic’ act

There have been calls by consumers of rice in Plateau state for an investigation on the re-bagging of local rice by dealers in the city of Jos. Urging the government of Plateau to act on…

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Farmers’ Group Urge Govt To Increase Investment In Agriculture

Farmers’ Group Urge Govt To Increase Investment In Agriculture

A group, Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) has urged the federal government to increase investment in agriculture in order to create jobs and ensure food security. The group also noted that increased investment in agriculture…

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GAIN: PLAN bows out in grand style, to officially wind up Dec 31st

GAIN: PLAN bows out in grand style, to officially wind up Dec 31st

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has announced that its project, the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) project will officially phase out on December 31st, after the tremendous successes it achieved in its…

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Group Partners Japanese Firms To Introduce Modular Rice Milling Machine

Group Partners Japanese Firms To Introduce Modular Rice Milling Machine

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) has entered into partnership with Ino Inc, Japan and Kanryu Industry Co Ltd, also in Japan to produce a compact rice milling plant basically for smallholder farmers in the rural…

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Blind Agribusiness Entrepreneurs Beg Oyo Govt For Assistance

Blind Agribusiness Entrepreneurs Beg Oyo Govt For Assistance

Three blind agribusiness entrepreneurs in Ago-Are, Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State have sent a Save-Our-Souls (SOS) message to Governor Seyi Makinde seeking assistance to enable them to overhaul their ageing multi-purpose grinding machine…