Saturday 28th November 2020
Saturday, 28th of November 2020
Home / Tag: Farming

Tag Archives: Farming

Farmers, scientists advocate use of biotechnology to boost food production

agricultural biotechnology

Following the impact of COVID-19 and banditry activities in the country, agriculturalists and scientists have advocated the use of biotechnology to be deployed to scale up food production in the country. Agricultural biotechnology involves the use of genetic engineering, molecular markers, diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms Some of the experts made this known during a webinar ...

Read More »

Nigeria: Agriculture and nation building

rice-farming

For a country to be ideally independent, it must be self-sufficient. When a country has difficulty in producing what it consumes, then there is imbalance of trade and that will affect the per-capital income of the country. Rice farming If a country cannot achieve self-sufficiency in technology, resources, or other sectors due to environmental location and/or other factors, it should ...

Read More »

Expert links cognitive decline to use of agricultural pesticides

Indian farmer

Prof. Suleiman Ambali of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in Nigeria has warned that use of organophosphate pesticides, especially by arable and livestock farmers, could cause psychomotor and cognitive dysfunction. An Indian farmer uses pesticide on his fields in 2015. Some farmers have reportedly died in Maharashtra from poisonous spray. Photo credit: AFP/NOAH SEELAM Organophosphate insecticides are a type of pesticide that ...

Read More »

Partnership to educate farmers on use of GM cowpea technology

Cowpea

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is collaborating with the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) to provide useful and timely information to farmers across Nigeria on the appropriate use of the PBR Cowpea technology. Cowpea The PBR Cowpea (SAMPEA 20-T), a genetically modified cowpea variety, developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in ...

Read More »

AfDB supports Nigerian youths with dry season farming irrigation technologies

Ayuba Abimiku, a young rice farmer at Gidan Mai-Akuya community in Nasarawa State, North-central Nigeria, is excited. Nigerian youth farmers Ayuba is witnessing the operation of a pressured plastic-piped sprinkler for the first time. “This system allows for proper water management and the farmer can determine the right amount of water needed in the field per time,” he enthused. “With ...

Read More »

Farm practices must change to protect endangered species, habitats

Scott Vaughan

Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the “Standards and Biodiversity” report released recently by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Agricultural production currently accounts for 40 per cent of global land surface and is responsible for 70 per cent of projected losses ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser in planting season push

Nourou Macki Tall

Seeds and fertiliser for more than one million people are being distributed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that began in June, 2017. It is part of efforts, led by the Federal Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by Boko Haram violence. ...

Read More »

Guinea launches study on financing pineapple farmers’ irrigation schemes

Guinea Delivery Unit

The Delivery Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea has launched a study on financing irrigation schemes for farmers in the pineapple value chain. Through the pilot initiative, the Delivery Unit will target several farmer cooperatives in Maférénya and Kindia regions, with the goal of increasing their farm yield (from 30 to +50 tons per hectare), farm ...

Read More »

IITA inaugurates 205.5ha farm, expands research investment

IITA

As the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) marks its 50th anniversary, the Institute on Monday, June 12, 2017 inaugurated a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun State, Nigeria, as part of efforts to expand its research agenda and create impact at the farm level. The Ago-Owu research station is located in Ayedade Local Government Area, Osun state, and ...

Read More »