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Researchers to make drought-resistant tomato available to farmers

tomatoes

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) in Ibadan, Oyo State, has said that it will soon make a drought-resistant tomato variety available to farmers in the country. Dr. Olagorite Adetula, Director of Research and Head of Vegetable and Floriculture Department of NIHORT, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Adetula said the drought-resistant ...

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Benue growers get farm equipment

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The Benue State FGN/IFAD-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has donated farm equipment to VCDP farmers associations in the state. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony which held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the premises of the Benue State Agricultural Development Agency (BNARDA), Makurdi, State Programme Coordinator FGN/IFAD-VCDP, Mr Emmanuel Igbaukum, stated that it had become imperative to support their farmers ...

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Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty

Kenya farmer

A new case study by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance shows how agriculture non-profit organisation, One Acre Fund, in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance, successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya. This move, it was gathered, significantly boosted transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholder farmers and their families. One Acre Fund, supported by Citi, enabled farmers ...

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NIMET advises Borno farmers on early crop planting

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The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on Thursday, May 11, 2017 advised farmers in Borno State to tarry a little before planting crops following the recent rainfall in the state. NIMET’s North East Coordinator, Sabo Bitrus, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri. Bitrus was reacting to the ongoing planting of crops by farmers in ...

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Relocate Benue dry season farmers to riverside – IFAD/VCDP

Samuel-Ortom

The State Programme Coordinator IFAD/VCDP Benue State, Emmanuel Igbaukum, has made a case for harmonising and relocating dry season farmers in Iye-Uvir in Guma Local Government of the state to a central point to be served by the Ake Lake to enhance cost effectiveness and productivity. Mr Igbaukum, who made this known in a chat with news men shortly after ...

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FAO clamours support to help small farmers adapt to climate change

Jose Graziano da Silva

Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “seriously compromise” food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, warned on Monday, February 13 2017. “Agriculture holds the key to solving two ...

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Stakeholders explore avenues to resolve Benue farmers, herdsmen rift

Fulani herdsmen

Besides the branding of cows to avoid incidences of rustling, a gathering of civil society players has also demanded for the fast-tracking of the enactment of the legislation against open grazing of livestock in Benue State. These ideas formed part of a series of recommendations arrived at last Tuesday after a daylong Dialogue On Peace-Building between indigenous farmers and insurgent ...

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Nairobi forum seeks to better farmers’, families’ lives

Uhuru Kenyatta

Organisers of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2016 say the forum will advance policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families – 70% of the population Today, across Africa, big things are happening on the millions of small family farms that are the continent’s main source of food, employment, ...

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Africa planted millions of hectares of GM crops in 2015 – ISAAA

Dr. Margaret Karembu

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) has said that, during the last year, African farmers planted a total of 3.5 million hectares of Biotech/GM Crops. This was also during the 20th year of global GM crops commercialisation. Director of the Afri-Centre of ISAAA, Dr. Margaret Karembu, who presented Africa’s report during the launch of the 2015 Annual ...

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How to reclaim Nigeria’s lost cocoa glory, by experts

Cocoa

Ways to boost cocoa produce in the country dominated discussions at a recent gathering in Ibadan, Oyo State, where stakeholders explored measures to address the dearth of planting materials for the cash crop. Courtesy of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria, major service providers in key producing states were drilled on issues related to vegetative propagation ...

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