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Federal varsity urges commitment to agriculture, inaugurates farm


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


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


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


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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Five-year agriculture roadmap emerges

Chief Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a roadmap for the agriculture sector, tagged: “The Green Alternative: Agriculture Promotion Policy, 2016-2020.” Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the occasion, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said the vision was to revive the agric sector to boost food production in the country. According to Ogbeh, the policy would ...

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‎Sustaining tomato production in Nigeria amid climatic threat


The Mile 12 Market is reputed to be the largest perishable food market in West Africa. The market is characterised by a beehive of activities at the various food section. However, in May, the usual hustling and bustling that typifies the perishable food market was missing. Most of the traders were seen hanging around with few produce displayed for sale. ...

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Vulnerable South Sudanese families get FAO seeds, tools

cassava tubers

Ahead of the 2016 farming season and in order to give farmers enough time for proper land preparation and planting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and its partners have so far distributed seeds and agricultural tools to about 200,000 vulnerable farming households, which benefitted about 1.1 million people in South Sudan. A statement issued by ...

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Farming, forestry top list of jobs most linked to suicide


A US study has listed farmers and foresters among the people most likely to take their own life. The research carried out by America’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that those who work in farming, fishing, and forestry are the top most likely to commit suicide, compared to those in other jobs. Published last week, the data was gathered from 17 US ...

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Weed control: 11,000 farmers for IITA’s on-farm trials


For the 2016 farming season, the Steering Committee of the Cassava Weed Management Project, which is managed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA-CWMP) has approved the establishment of 58 on-farm trials across Nigeria. The plan, accordingly to the decision that formed part of resolutions and recommendations of the 2016 Steering Committee meeting held in IITA, Ibadan 28-29 April ...

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