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Food security: Farmers asked to plan operations on NiMet’s weather predictions

Prof Mansur Matazu

 The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Thursday, December 30, 2021 advised stakeholders in the agriculture value chain in Ogun State to take advantage of its weather prediction information to plan their farming activities and crop planting calendar. Director General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), Prof. Mansur Matazu Numerical Weather Prediction Expert from NiMet, Mr Charles Olubiyi, gave the advice ...

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NiMet urges Nasarawa farmers to utilise weather prediction to plan calendar


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 advised farmers in Nasarawa State to take advantage of its weather prediction to plan their farming activities and crop planting calendar. Farmers Mr James Adamu, the Chief Agricultural Meteorologist of the agency, gave the advice in Lafia, the state capital, at a one-day agriculture stakeholder’s workshop on climate change information ...

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Edo farmers flay chemical fertilisers, insist on agroecology


Farmers in Benin City, the Edo State capital, have said that the solution to climate change and food crises is agroecology. Participants at the HOMEF dialogue and practical agroecological training for farmers The submission was made at a dialogue and practical agroecological training organised by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) for over 50 farmers on how to improve ...

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Climate change has made agricultural insurance imperative for farmers – NAIC

ActionAid Agriculture

The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says the current effect of climate change has made agricultural insurance imperative for all farmers in the country. Agriculture Mr Andrew Uzomah, Branch Manager of NAIC in Enugu State, said this on Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Enugu during the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) three-day Capacity Building Training Programme for Anambra, Ebonyi, ...

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Stakeholders want govt to declare State of Emergency on herders-farmers clashes


Stakeholders at an Inclusive Forum for Accountable Society (IFAS) meeting want the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on herders and farmers clashes to avert food crisis. Herdsmen The stakeholders met on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Lokoja, Kogi State, where they observed that the crisis had been allowed to linger for too long and affected almost every ...

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Farmers in Kano record bumper harvest despite little rainfall


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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Genetically modified maize variety tagged a ‘win-win’ for Nigerian farmers

TELA Maize

The newly released TELA Maize variety in Nigeria will expand farmers options to either grow GM TELA varieties or conventional Drought TEGO varieties or their local open-pollinated varieties just like farmers in other part of the world, the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, has said. Dr Muyideen Oyekunle, Breeder, in charge of Trait and Pipeline ...

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An ecosystem restoration approach to solving farmers-herders conflict


Many have attributed the clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria to the lackadaisical attitude of the present government. They are wrong! History has proven that it is a crisis that has existed for a while – with varying degrees of casualties. Herdsmen The history of the farmers and herdsmen crisis in Benue, for example, could be traced to within ...

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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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