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Poor Post-Harvest Activities Cause Losses, Hamper Quality Farm Produce —Experts

Poor Post-Harvest Activities Cause Losses, Hamper Quality Farm Produce —Experts

Agricultural experts have linked poor post-harvest activities such as improper harvesting, transportation and storage to agricultural losses among farmers in the country. Speaking at a five-day workshop on skills acquisition and vocational training on grains…

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Mechanized farming: CRS invests massively

Mechanized farming: CRS invests massively

Cross River State Governor Sir Ben Ayade has disclosed his administration’s commitment to boosting agriculture in the state through mechanized farming. The governor made the disclosure at the weekend while taking part in the harvesting…

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FAO restates commitment towards curbing soil erosion in Nigeria

FAO restates commitment towards curbing soil erosion in Nigeria

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has revealed that it is throwing its full weight behind Nigeria in the face of the environmental challenges daunting the country. It says that it will extend…

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RIFAN lauds border closure, charges FG on sustaining policy

RIFAN lauds border closure, charges FG on sustaining policy

Chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Niger State chapter, Idris Abini has urged the Federal Government to be unflinching in its decision to close Nigeria’s land borders, while also calling for the…

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Farmers, processors lament challenges of rice production, ask for help

Farmers, processors lament challenges of rice production, ask for help

Rice farmers and processors have lamented high cost of transportation, shortage of electricity supply and expensive planting inputs as challenges confronting the industry despite the market created through the government policies on food importation.Marketing Manager…

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‘Publishing industry deserves special attention like agriculture, petroleum, power’

‘Publishing industry deserves special attention like agriculture, petroleum, power’

He stated that a major challenge confronting the book industry is piracy. According to him, much as book publishers strive to exist and meet the country’s educational requirements, book pirates had been undermining such efforts,…

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Yuletide: Anambra Govt Warns Residents Against Bush Burning

Yuletide: Anambra Govt Warns Residents Against Bush Burning

As Christmas and the new year celebration draws closer couple with the harmatan season, the Anambra state government has warned it residents against bush burning. The Commissioner for Utilities/Water Resources, Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne, gave the warning on…

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Your Body May Develop Resistance To Antibiotics After Consuming Chicken, Eggs ― Expert

Your Body May Develop Resistance To Antibiotics After Consuming Chicken, Eggs ― Expert

As the yuletide sets in, it is pertinent that Nigerians should know that consuming chicken or chicken eggs from an unprofessional poultry farmer may expose their body to resisting antibiotics treatment. This is because birds…

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Obaseki expands Agripreneur Scheme to cover piggery, cassava,oil palm production

Obaseki expands Agripreneur Scheme to cover piggery, cassava,oil palm production

In a move to sustain the Agripreneur Scheme designed to boost food security and create wealth for farmers in the state, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has expanded the scheme to cover piggery, cassava…

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Boosting food production through biotechnology

Boosting food production through biotechnology

Nigeria has the largest population in Africa, and it is growing at 3.2 per cent a year. According to the United Nations’ (UN) projections for West Africa, Nigeria will be the world’s third most populous…