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Borno farmers to unveil rice pyramid

groundnut pyramid

Farmers in Borno State on Monday, February 19, 2018 in Maiduguri announced plans to unveil rice pyramid sequel to the bumper harvest recorded this cropping season. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 18,000 farmers were supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), under its Anchor Borrower scheme in the state. Anchor Borrower is a critical component ...

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How to end farmers/herdsmen conflict, by group


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Synergos Nigeria, on Thursday, February 15, 2018 said it was developing new controlled grazing mechanism to address the herdsmen and farmers conflict in parts of the Northern Region. The Field Manager of Synergos, Victor Adejoh, disclosed this at the presentation of a research study in Kaduna to support the development of a comprehensive policy and action ...

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Group sensitises on dangers of bush burning, tree felling

Bush burning

An international non-government organisation (NGO), African Climate Reporters, has embarked on a public sensitisation campaign on the effects of bush burning and tree felling on the environment. Mr Mohammed Zakariyya, Director of the organisation in West Africa, made this known in Kaduna on Friday, February 16, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Zakariya, who said that ...

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HarvestPlus urges Nigeria to engage in crop bio-fortification

bio-fortified crop

A Partner of HarvestPlus, an international agricultural organisation, Mr Pelumi Aribisala, says that Nigeria stands to gain a lot through the bio-fortification of crops. He said this in Ibadan on Friday, February 16, 2018 at a training organised for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Akinyele Local Government Area, Oyo State, on bio-fortification of crops. Aribisala ...

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Ranching only solution to herdsmen/farmers clashes, says Ishaku

Darius Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Thursday, February 15, 2018 said that the open grazing prohibition and ranches establishment law was the only way out of the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in rural communities. Ishaku said this when he received the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr William Stuart, who paid him a courtesy call in Jalingo, the state ...

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Sokoto donates land to Dangote to establish rice mill

Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 promised to handover 27 hectares of land for immediate establishment of Dangote Rice Mill in the state as the company prepares for production this year. Tambuwal stated this when he received a delegation from Dangote Industries Limited led by Mansur Ahmed, Director, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Communications in Sokoto. ...

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Don urges fish importation ban to save $700m yearly

Frozen fish

A university lecturer,  Dr Aderonke Lawal-Are, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 told the Federal Government to ban the importation of frozen fish, to save some $700 million spent annually on fish importation. Dr Lawal-Are, an associate professor in the Department of Marine Science, University of Lagos, Akoka, made the call in an interview with a correspondent of the News Agency ...

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Senate wants government to ban importation of palm oil

Palm oil

The Senate on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Abuja urged the Federal Government to ban importation of palm oil into the country in order to protect local production as well as encourage farmers. This followed the unanimous adoption of a motion entitled: “Urgent Need to Halt the Importation of Palm Oil and its Allied Products to Protect Palm Oil Industry ...

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Grazing cattle destroy varsity’s research farms, poison dam

University of Ilorin

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the university’s multi-million-naira research and training farms by cattle illegally grazing on the campus, and poisoning the dam with chemicals. According to the university’s weekly bulletin issued on Monday, February 12, 2018, the management of the institution last Thursday held a security meeting with the ...

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Harvestplus plans to reach 1.2m households with vitamin A cassava, maize


International agricultural organisation, HarvestPlus, says it will reach 1.2 million households in Nigeria in 2018 with vitamin A cassava and maize, with increased delivery activities in expansion states. The HarvestPlus Country Manager, Dr Paul Ilona, who made this known on Monday, February 12, 2018 in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan, said the expansion states ...

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