By Thursday, June 29, 2017, Nigeria will formally export its first consignment of certified yams to the UK and US, as part of efforts aimed reclaiming the country’s share of agricultural export market.
NAFDAC lauds IITA-CWMP for training 659 spray service providers
The trainings, which were conducted with about 659 trained participants, built the capacities of spray gangs already existing in local communities on the safe use and application of herbicides.
Agric sector gets boost of $65.9m private financing
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, under whose watch this progress was recorded, has expressed the full commitment of his ministry “towards the development of the agricultural sector.”
IITA affirms tenacity to addressing food security challenges
The foremost agricultural institute, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State has affirmed its doggedness to addressing Africa’s most pressing challenges...
Agric ministry, FECA kick-off Vitamin A cassava stems distribution in Ondo
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FARD), in collaboration with Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), has begun free distribution of high yielding...
FAO launches to increase access to agriculture information
The CAPI system would also enhance transparency and policy coordination in international food market, help prevent unexpected price hikes and strengthen global food security and provide detailed assessment of crops statistics like market prices, stocks and production forecast in the country.
15,000 farmers to benefit from WASIL/WACOT, BIF collaboration
Fifteen thousand maize and soy farmers in Katsina and Kaduna States will benefit from the collaboration between the West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL) and the Business Innovation Facility (BIF), to enhance maize and soy farmers’ productivity.
Gowon, Obasanjo, Adesina, others to grace IITA's 50th anniversary celebration
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in collaboration with IITA has launched a research and training farm institute at Ago Owu area in Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state, as part of his administration’s commitment to transform agricultural sector.
Anambra FADAMA boss lists topography, poor irrigation as challenges
Another challenge is irrigation. Before now, the state was low on irrigation infrastructure. The government made it clear that without irrigation we are going nowhere and we cannot afford to farm only once.