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Farmers in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State have over the years been improving their technical skills in Irish potato production, a development that has attracted many buyers from within and outside the country to the area. Improvement in the production of the crop in the area which started about 10 years ago, saw […]

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For us in Nigeria, extreme weather conditions can make it very difficult for poultry farmers to attain set target. Dr. Bala Mohammed, a poultry expert in Abuja, advises farmers on some of the short term measures they could take to protect their farm birds. “One of the measures is that you give high energy feeds […]

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has started strategizing on how to improve cereal crop productivity in the 2019 farming season. Speaking at a two-day workshop recently organized for the key players in the seed sub-sector, a Seed System Specialist with the […]

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African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a tree that lives for many years and has various uses. Some of the trees are thought to be over 1,000 years old. They are neither grown agronomically nor properly domesticated yet they provide food, shelter and clothing as well as material for hunting and fishing. Every part of […]

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The federal government on Sunday attributed trade politics amongst nations as one of the reasons why some of the country’s exports were facing challenges in their destination countries. Adeyemi Dipeolu, Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Office of the Vice President, made this known at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos. Mr […]

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The Federal Government has been urged to improve fisheries management systems, infrastructure, value chain investments, and encourage private sector investment to increase the availability and quality of sea fish. At the Workshop on Review of National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policies for Coherence /Alignment with the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) for Fisheries and Aquaculture […]

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Despite the destruction of over 122,653 hectares of farmlands across states by flood, the National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kabir Ibrahim has assured that there will be no food crisis. While speaking to journalists in Abuja, Ibrahim said AFAN rather expects bumper harvest this year, and that farmers would be more […]

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The Ogun State government has promised to provide land to the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) if it was interested in medium to large scale farming operation. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, made this known at the council’s annual World Food Day programme and the Global Church Week of Action on Food […]

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The Coordinating Director of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isegbe, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government to resume the export of hibiscus (zobo leaves) to Mexico. Dr Isegbe disclosed this during a visit to the agency by the Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco, at the weekend in […]

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Dr (Mrs) Olapeju Phorbee is the Country Manager of the International Potato Centre and Senior Country Coordinator of Building Nutritious Food Basket in Nigeria. She explains to Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA that crops-based approach to tackling malnutrition has been complementing other approaches. She clarifies that bio-fortified foods being promoted in Nigeria and other countries […]

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