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FADAMA coordinator urges youths to engage in agriculture


Coordinator of the FADAMA scheme in Anambra State, Mr Chukwuka Egbueh, has called on the youth to engage in farming so as to support the government’s efforts to develop the agricultural sector. Egbueh made the call on Monday, January 8, 2018 in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the state capital. He stressed that government had made ...

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New 50m-tree North of England forest to gulp £500m

England forest

A 25-year plan to plant 50 million trees across the North of England has been backed by the Government. The Northern Forest will connect five community forests across the north of the country, creating a band of native broadleaf trees such a oaks, and conifers like spruce and pine. Planting will span a 120-mile stretch along the M62 corridor between ...

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1,000 farmers in Edo to benefit from cassava programme


One thousand farmers including the youths in Edo State will benefit from cassava programme by the state government, an official has said. Alhaji Abdullahi Oshiobugie, Edo North Coordinator, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, January 7, 2018. He said ...

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Factors inhibiting all-year round farming in Nigeria

Adetunji Oredipe

Agriculture experts have identified dearth of irrigation systems, lack of political will, policy inconsistency and paucity of funds as some of the major factors militating against all-year round farming in Nigeria. Mr Ike Ubaka, an agriculturist, says that Nigeria is endowed with vast arable lands, favourable weather as well as abundance of water and river basin resources that could stimulate ...

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Delta poultry farmers lament high cost of feeds


Poultry farmers in Delta State on Friday, January 5, 2018 lamented the increase in price of feeds in 2017, saying it led to high cost of poultry during the Yuletide and New Year festivities. Some poultry farmers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Asaba that the price of feeds increased by 34 per cent in ...

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Farmers call for more government support to boost production


Farmers, under the aegis of Zero Hunger Commodities, have called for increased support from the Federal Government to enable farmers to engage in massive food production across the country. They made the call in separate interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of their recent meeting in Abuja. Dr Tunde Arosanyin, the National Coordinator of Zero Hunger ...

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Benue massacre: Speaker blames government, police for negligence

Terkimbi Ikyange

Speaker, Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange (Ushongo/APC), has blamed the recent massacre of Benue people by Fulani herdsmen on the inability of the Federal Government to take threats by the Cattle Breeders Association serious. According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr Bem Abunde and availed EnviroNews, Mr Ikyange stated this while ...

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AFAN calls for extensive irrigation to complement seasonal farming in 2018

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos State  Chapter, Mr Femi Oke, has called for the introduction of extensive irrigation for farmers to complement seasonal farming in 2018. Oke told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 that farmers needed government’s encouragement to exploit irrigation and other aspects of agriculture value chain to ensure ...

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Community lauds anti-open grazing law in Benue


Some prominent residents of Mbakyoondu in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State have said that the Anti-Open Grazing Prohibition Law enacted in the state will guarantee security. The residents made the observation when Mr Terver Wever, Group Head, Real Estate and Infrastructure Development of Benue Investment and Property Company, hosted them on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 as part ...

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Impact of ECOWAS free movement treaty on Nigeria’s agric sector

Chief Audu Ogbeh

For a very long time, agriculture was the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. As a matter of fact, a lot of countries across the world depend solely on agriculture for their survival and sustenance. The importance of agriculture in Nigeria can never be over-emphasised, as agriculture still provides livelihoods for a larger percentage of the citizens. The determination of the ...

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