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FCMB, Mercy Corps to uplift 500,000 farmers, vulnerable in North-East Nigeria

FCMB, Mercy Corps

About 500,000 farmers and vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-East zone can now access farming friendly and demand-driven financial services, courtesy of a collaboration involving First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Mercy Corps, an international aid organisation. Chief of Party of RRA, Margarita Aswani, speaking on the potential benefit of the MoU Supported by USAID-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience ...

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820 farmers picked to plant GM cowpea in national demonstration


A total of 820 Nigerian farmers selected from 36 states in the country will participate in a nation-wide demonstration of the recently released SAMPEA 20-T by planting it on their plots to create awareness about the variety. A farmer in Rurum area of Rano LGA of Kano state weeding his SAMPEA 20-T farm intercropped with maize SAMPEA 20-T was commercially ...

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Insurance for farmers is imperative due to climate change – NAIC

Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC)

The Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says insurance for farmers is imperative due to the negative impact of climate change. Participants at the workshop Manager of NAIC in Enugu State, Mr Andrew Uzomah, disclosed this on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Enugu, the state capital. Uzomah spoke on the sideline  of a lecture on “The Need for Insurance for Smallholder ...

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Farmers to get insect-resistant, high yielding cowpea this season, says NABDA

Abdullahi Mustapha

Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 has said that the recently released and commercialised Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpeas will get to Nigerian farmers this planting season. Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) The PBR cowpeas were released by the Federal Government to facilitate high yield of the crop ...

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Expert charges farmers on soil profiling, composition


An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has called for the training and equipping of farmers on soil profiling and composition to boost their harvests. Farming Olawale, a fellow at the National Agriculture Extension and Research Liaison Services (NEARLS), said this in an interview on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Lagos. He noted that local farmers had from time past applied ...

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Farmers dialogue on healthy, resilient food system in Nigeria


A resilient food and farming system is highly dependent on the protection and preservation of biological diversity. While industrial agriculture and market-based technologies destroy biodiversity, real farmers (small holder farmers) are faced with the challenge of making healthy food available in large quantities. Participants at the event In recognition of the vital role of small holder farmers, Health of Mother ...

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Reactions as Dutch court orders Shell Nigeria to compensate farmers over spills

Chief Fidelis A. Oguru-Oruma

A Dutch Appeal court in the Hague, on Friday, ordered the Nigerian branch of Shell to compensate four farmers for damage to their land caused by leaks in 2004 and 2005. Two of the four Nigerian farmers (Chief Fidelis A. Oguru-Oruma (left) and Eric Dooh) sit in the law courts in The Hague on October 11, 2012. The four farmers ...

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Foundation to release 10 tons of PBR cowpea to farmers


The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has said that it will release 10 tons of Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea before the beginning of the  farming season, to assist farmers get the best yield. Cowpea Dr Issoufou kollo, the Regional Coordinator of AATF, said on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Abuja that this would be the first generation of PBR ...

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Group unveils solar dryer to curb post-harvest losses

Solar Dryer

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Developmental Association for Renewable Energies (DARE), has introduced the first Solar-Bubble-Dryer (SBD) for Nigerian farmers, to enable them reduce post-harvest losses, the organisation has announced. A solar bubble dryer Yahaya Ahmed, the director, told journalists on Thursday, January 14, 2021 in Kaduna that the machine was specifically developed, to help the farmers curb the huge post-harvest ...

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Germany to reward farmers over environmental performance

Svenja Schulze

At the Agricultural Congress organised by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze presented concrete proposals as to how farmers in the country can be rewarded for valuable achievements in climate, environmental and nature conservation. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The proposals serve to implement ...

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