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Farmers-Herders: Civil Defence inaugurates special division to curb clashes

In a bid to check and curb Farmers-Herders clashes, The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Oyo State has inaugurated the Agro-Ranger Squad. During the inauguration in Oyo state, the NSCDC Commandant, Iskilu…

FACAN urges Minister of Agric to tackle post-harvest losses

National President of Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association of Nigeria (FACAN), Dr. Victor Iyama, has appealed to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sabo Nanono, to make every essential adjustment and decision to…

RUGA: Zamfara to spend N8.6bn on construction of settlements

The Zamfara State Government has revealed that over N8.6 billion will be spent in the construction of modern RUGA settlements in the state. This was disclosed by the State Governor, Bello Matawalle, at the inauguration…

Quelea invasion: FG commences aerial pesticide spray in affected states

Following the recent invasion of Quelea birds on rice and Sorghum farms in the North-East zone of Nigeria, the Federal Government said that it has begun aerial spray of pesticides to curtail the birds. Coordinating…

TICAD7: Investing in Africa’s food markets, key to victory against malnutrition – AfDB

By investing in food markets, Africa has what it takes to win the war against stunting and improve nutrition across the continent. This is according to the African Development Bank (AfDB) Vice President for Agriculture,…

TICAD7: Digital Agriculture, a major game changer for Africa’s economy – Stakeholders

Stakeholders at a plenary session during the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) has agreed that prioritizing the digital space will help shift the development focus for Africa’s agribusiness sector and overcome its…

Zamfara state introduces fresh approach to grazing areas

The Governor of Zamfara state,Bello Matawalle  has given a directive for the initiation of a new approach to rural grazing settlements in the state. The Governor gave the order in Gusau, after receiving the proposed…

BT Cowpea: AATF urges Nigeria to maintain giant lead

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation  (AATF) has charged Nigeria not to rest on her laurels as the first country in the world to approve biotechnology for cowpea. AATF Regional Manager, Abuja, and Head of Cowpea,…

Beverages, baby food, other edibles that could be affected by Buhari’s Forex directive

On August 13, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation into the country. Simply put, foreign currencies will no longer be provided by any…

AfDB to prepare Africa’s agriculture sector for 2030

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed that it is investing over $25 billion in Africa’s agriculture and agribusinesses in preparation for 2030, when the sector is expected to be worth over a trillion dollars.…