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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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Motivating farmers to nurture naturally occurring trees gains fresh momentum

Chestnuts trees

The protracted discussions on how best to motivate farmers to nurture and not destroy trees on their farms has gained fresh momentum. This follows a strategic meeting on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Aburi in the Ghana Eastern Region, of representatives of key stakeholder groups such as government, industry/private sector and civil society who include farmers. Chestnuts trees They were ...

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COVID-19: Group calls on govt to support farmers

Voices for Food Security (VFS)

Members of civil society and non-government agricultural stakeholders operating under a group called Voices for Food Security (VFS) have called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of farmers, who are facing challenges following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Members of the Voices for Food Security (VFS): Sulaimon Arigbagu, Executive Director of HEDA Resource Centre ...

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Researchers to make drought-resistant tomato available to farmers


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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