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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 ...

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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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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Federal varsity urges commitment to agriculture, inaugurates farm

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The Faculty of Agriculture of the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State on Thursday, May 18, 2017 inaugurated its farm, even as it called on the various stakeholders in the country to show greater commitment to agriculture and allied activities to end hunger and poverty in the land. Declaring the event open, the Vice Chancellor of the University, ...

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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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Farm inputs gulp N9.5b during dry season cultivation

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The Federal Government spent more than N9.5 billion for the distribution of farm inputs to farmers during the dry season farming, an official of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said. Ohiare Jatto, the Director, Farm Input Support Services Department in the ministry, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on ...

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Panelists demand equal opportunities for women in oil palm sector

oil-palm-worker

Key players involved in oil palm in Indonesia have highlighted the need for equal rights and opportunities for women and men. Panelists at a policy dialogue on gender and oil palm in Jakarta on Friday, March 3 2017 outlined the need for women to have a bigger say in decisions related to land, employment and smallholder inclusion. The Centre for ...

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How Ethiopian farmers harvest data to boost farming

Dangila woreda

What’s the weather doing? It is a question that obsesses many. But, for many Ethiopians, it is a question that makes the difference between plenty and destitution. Ethiopia is a rich and diverse country that is home to around 100 million people, 88 different languages and imbued with long, diverse history. Its highlands are seasonally wet and fertile and its ...

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