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FADAMA: Enugu land for irrigation, Borno livestock farmers get support

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The state Project Co-ordinator for FADAMA III in Enugu State, Mr Jude Ogboke, said over 350 hectares of rice farms in the state would be  irrigated for all-year farming in 2018 farming season. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that FADAMA is a modern agricultural and agro-allied project, meant to boost local food production and sponsored by the World ...

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Ghanaian legislators schooled on biotechnology

Biotechnology Ghana MPs

To heighten awareness about biotechnology among key stakeholders, the National Biosafety Authority (NBA), under the auspices of the Ghana Chapter of the Open Forum on Agriculture Biotechnology (OFAB), and the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF) in Kenya, sensitised a cross section of Members of Parliament (MPs). It was the last in the lineup of activities for the last quarter of ...

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Christmas: Lagos records 45% drop in tomatoes, pepper prices


Ahead of Christmas celebration, prices of tomatoes, pepper and onions have reduced by about 45 per cent in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN price checks at Mile 12, Whitesand, Iddo and Oko Oba markets in Lagos on Monday, December 11, 2017 revealed that the drop in prices was due to bumper harvest of agricultural produce. NAN ...

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Biosafety agency signs MoU with standards organisation to regulate GMOs

Dr. Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) on Friday, December 8, 2017 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on collaboration of ensuring safe practice of modern biotechnology. Director General/CEO of NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, while addressing the team from the SON underscored the need for government agencies to work together to serve the people ...

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No law banning importation of maize, says minister

Heineken Lokpobri

Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobri, on Thursday, December 7, 2017 said that there was no law banning importation of maize into the country . He made this known when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja. While responding to questions on why maize importation was being allowed into the country, Lokpobri ...

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IITA, NSE launch Nigeria Stockbrokers Agribusiness Group

Kwesi Atta-Krah

As agribusiness thrives in Nigeria, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the Corporate Farmers International (CFI) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday, December 7, 2017  launched the Nigeria Stock Brokers Agribusiness Group (NSBAG). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the official launch was held in Lagos at the IITA premises in Ogba. Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah, Director, ...

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Government urged to resuscitate Ghari irrigation scheme

Abdullahi Ganduje

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on Federal Government to resuscitate the Ghari Irrigation Project in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state to boost food production. Ganduje made the call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at an interactive session with President Muhammadu Buhari and community leaders, held at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano. He said ...

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Enhance productivity using communication skills, IFAD challenges farmers

Gilbert F. Houngbo

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has urged farmers in the country to adopt effective communication and knowledge sharing strategy to enhance productivity. Mr Emmanuel Aguncha, the State Programme Coordinator (SPC) of VCDP in Anambra State, made the call during a workshop organised for lead farmers, processors and marketers in Awka, the state capital, ...

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Seek proper accreditation before importing GMOs, biosafety agency warns traders


The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has urged genetically-modified (GM) seeds and grains dealers to follow the due process. Director General/CEO of the NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, who said this at a consultative forum with Nigerian GM seeds and grain dealers in Abuja on Monday, December 4, 2017, pointed out that the agency would not hesitate to penalise any erring ...

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Poultry farmers in Kogi to get N4.2m loan each

Poultry farming

Poultry farmers in Kogi State are to get N4.2 million loan each for egg production under the Federal Government’s National Egg Production (NEGPRO) Scheme. Chief Tunde Badmus, the Scheme Manager and National Anchor of the programme, disclosed this at a town hall meeting with poultry farmers in Lokoja, the state capital, on Friday, December 1, 2017. Badmus said that NEGPRO ...

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