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FARMERS from Oyo and Osun states have benefitted from an empowerment programme on kenaf programme by the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Moor Plantation, Ibadan. Speaking during the empowerment programme which held on the premises of the institute, the programme director, Dr Dotun Ogunniyan, said:”Since last year, we have ben producing seeds sponsored […]

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The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) has intensified efforts to stem the spread of adulterated seeds across Nigeria. This was the focus of a two-day training of seed inspectors and seed law enforcement officers. The council, which draws its existence from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, has repeatedly shown commitment to ensuring the use of […]

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Professor Lateef Bamidele Taiwo, is a research scientist and works at the grain legume improvement programme department of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan. He is also the chairman, Local Organising Committee, underutilised legumes conference scheduled to hold next month. In this interview by NURUDEEN ALIMI, he narrates how some legumes aside […]

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The Principal Programme Officer for African Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE) of African Union Development Agency –New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), Mr. Sam Timpo has described the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), as a leader in biosafety matters in Africa. Timpo said this at a training on Biosafety Communication organised by the NBMA in […]

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Sterling Bank Plc has reiterated its commitment to the empowerment of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), particularly those in the food sector, to further exploit potentials in the industry. Marketing Manager, Specialised Products of the bank, Daphne Akatugba who disclosed this at the sixth edition of the Eat Drink Festival in Abuja, said the […]

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Globally, a total of over two billion people currently suffer ‘hidden hunger,’ a condition of lack of vitamins and micronutrient in food. With this, farmers have been called to pay more attention to the nutrition value of foods grown, rather than the quantity. A Professor of Plant Nutrition, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, Prof. Ismail Cakmak, […]

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Xtralarge Farms has launched a new initiative called Xtralarge Agritech City, where all methods of farming activities and projects will be executed with the aid of advanced technology and machineries. It is a privately owned company that is into crop and animal farming, investment services and land sales for farming. At the unveiling ceremony held […]

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The Edo State Government through its Agriprenuer programme has distributed seedlings, fertilizers and other farm inputs to farmers in Edo Central and Edo North Senatorial districts, ahead of the new planting season. The programme, with technical input from Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), is in support of the administration’s plan to drive […]

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The Federal Government’s renewed plan of outright ban of palm oil importation is receiving conflicting reactions from stakeholders in the industry. While some consider it as a right step towards developing local production, other said it is ill timed, as it might translate to high cost of the commodity in the long run. A fortnight […]

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• ‘Farming with cutlasses and hoes can’t feed Nigeria, Africa’  In a bid to provide total farm solution to agriculture in Nigeria, UPL, an agrochemical conglomerate, has collaborated with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Springfield Agro to introduce ‘Lifeline’, a pre-emergence herbicide for weed management and control on cassava farms. At the launch […]

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