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Dairy Value Chain: FG establishes Milk Collection Center in Kano

Dairy Value Chain: FG establishes Milk Collection Center in Kano

In a bid to alleviate the plights of milk vendors and grow the milk value chain in the country, the Federal Government has opened a mini milk collection center in Kano. During the inauguration of…

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Cattle rustling: Police retrieve 36 Cows stolen in Kebbi

Cattle rustling: Police retrieve 36 Cows stolen in Kebbi

The Police Command in Kebbi has revealed that 36 cows out of 43 have been recovered from cattle rustlers in Zamfara. The Commissioner of Police, Garba Danjuma, while speaking to journalists in Birnin-Kebbi revealed that…

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Lagos to encourage large scale coconut farming

Lagos to encourage large scale coconut farming

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has committed to supporting investors in the coconut value chain, with assurances of net breaking return on their investments. The Governor made the declaration at the maiden edition of the…

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Snail Breeder Advocates Cluster Establishment To Boost Nigeria’s Economy

Snail Breeder Advocates Cluster Establishment To Boost Nigeria’s Economy

A snail breeder, Mr Ukonu Ukonu, has urged the Federal Government to establish snail value chain that would boost the country’s economy through the export of snail slime extraction to earn forex. Ukonu, the owner…

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Nigeria can feed itself, say FIIRO, others

Nigeria can feed itself, say FIIRO, others

One of them, the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. Chima Igwe. said zero hunger could be achieved  through a collaborative effort, noting that the government cannot do it all.…

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How to tackle malnutrition

How to tackle malnutrition

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies cause colossal economic losses through morbidity and mortality of women and children, reduced cognitive development in children, decreased work productivity in adults and increased disabilities. This has prompted oil fortification, involving…

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Creating sustainable work opportunities for refugees

Creating sustainable work opportunities for refugees

Many refugees in the North have farming backgrounds and still strongly identify with their farming roots. In recognition of this, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in partnership with other organisations, is investing in refugees’…

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FG endorses new livestock census strategy

FG endorses new livestock census strategy

The Federal government has endorsed a new approach for collecting reliable data on livestock across the country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, made the endorsement at the public presentation of…

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Smallholder women farmers seek review of FCT agric budget

Smallholder women farmers seek review of FCT agric budget

The Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON) has called for a comprehensive review of the 2020 agriculture budget for the FCT. It made the call in its communique after the 2019 FCT Consultative/Citizens…

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Nigeria loses 80% of agricultural revenue to raw exports

Nigeria loses 80% of agricultural revenue to raw exports

Nigeria has been losing about 80 per cent of the value of its agricultural products through the export of raw crops to industrialised countries which process and export the finished products back to the country.…