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Food security: Group wants 10 per cent allocation to agric sector

ActionAid Agriculture

The Association of Small-Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria (ASSAPIN) has advocated the full implementation of 10 per cent national budget allocation to the agricultural sector to ensure food security. Agriculture Mr Joshua Jonathan, ASSAPIN National President, made the appeal at a two-day interactive forum for budget monitoring groups and stakeholders on the 2022 state and local government budgets in Lafia, ...

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Farmers in Kano record bumper harvest despite little rainfall

rice-farming

Rice farmers in Dakasoye Settlement of Garun Malam local government area of Kano State have said they recorded bumper harvest despite the shortage of rain in 2021 season. Rice farming The farmers said this was possible through their use of  improved seedlings. They added that the seedlings had boosted their production by about 25 per cent. Mr Iliyasu Garba said ...

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South-West stakeholders express mixed feelings over irregular rainfall

Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar

Stakeholders in South-West Nigeria have differed in their views on the possible effects of the irregular rainfall patterns in year 2021 on agricultural harvest, a survey has shown. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar The survey was conducted in Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo. Ekiti and Kwara, with some expressing optimism that the rainfall recorded in 2021 ...

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How climate change affects 2021 harvest – Nigerian farmers

Farming

Farmers in the North-Central and Taraba have narrated different experiences from the effects of irregular rainfall patterns on harvest during the 2021 farming season, as the cropping season rolls to an end. Farming In a survey conducted in the zone, some of the farmers said the rains impacted on their crops positively as they were already recording bumper harvest. Others, ...

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Nigeria, UAE to partner on renewable energy, agriculture others

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the offer by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to partner with Nigeria in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture, and infrastructure logistics. President Muhammadu Buhari The partnership also include provision of vaccines to further control the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman in a statement, said Buhari expressed his feelings at a meeting ...

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Nigeria, 44 others, 95 businesses commit to create sustainable agriculture and land use

Mahmood Abubakar and Sharon Ikeazor

Governments and businesses joined farmers and local communities on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at COP26 in Glasgow, securing new agreements to protect nature and accelerate the shift to sustainable agriculture and land use practices by making them more attractive, accessible and affordable than unsustainable alternatives. Minister of State for the Environment, Ms Sharon Ikeazor (left), and Minister of Agriculture and ...

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Increasing food bank through adequate mobilisation of soil nutrients

ActionAid Agriculture

Recently, some maize farmers in Ibadan and nearby communities experienced heavy flooding of their farms, causing fear of washing away of soil nutrients needed for their crops to grow optimally. Agriculture This brings to the fore, the importance of land preparation or tillage practice in farming. Land preparation is the mechanical manipulation of the soil to bring about the best ...

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Cost of farming: How Iseyin women farmers cope with climate change, credit crunch

Alice Omotosho

In response to COVID-19 emergency food security in 2020, the Oyo State Government created a database of 10,000 smallholder farmers as part of the Oyo Agricultural Micro-Enterprise Scheme. Over 9,300 small-scale farmers in the database received support from the state government through inputs. Alice Omotosho, a smallholder farmer of okra, pepper and leafy vegetables, heard about a grant package in ...

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Western govts, private foundations urged to stop funding AGRA

Agnes Kalibata

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) on Thursday, September 2, 2021, called on donors to stop funding the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other programmes that promote industrialised agriculture on the continent. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA AFSA leaders said they would deliver their letter to AGRA donors, with hundreds of endorsements from international ...

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Agroecology as a viable option to addressing climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

The world is grappling with the challenge of how to address climate change. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underpins the urgency of taking global action to halt climate change and deal with its growing effects. The report which was released on August 9, 2021, cautions that without immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse ...

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