A cassava breeder with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Peter Kulakow said the beauty of the technology is its rapid multiplication ratio.
Katsina will involve youths to revive cotton production, says Yakubu
The sum of N2 billion was set aside in 2016 for the rehabilitation of our dams and construction of new ones. So cotton production, among others, will definitely have a boost.
Agronomist calls for channeling of wastes into agric production
A Professor of Agronomy and Farming Systems, at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Dr. Cosmas Osita Muoneke has called for the development of appropriate agricultural waste disposal systems.
Veterinary council advocates international standard for abattoirs
Chairman of the body’s continuing education, Prof. Gabriel T. Ogundipe, stated this in Yola, at a one-day refresher seminar organised by the council to educate its members on modern techniques of detecting diseases in animals.
Flour mills sets to maximise local content
"Reacting to the challenging economic realities, which began some years ago, Northern Nigerian Flour Mills in early 2015, temporarily suspended milling of imported Wheat. With the advantage of hindsight, it is clear that this was a perceptive decision."
Osinbajo commissions N10b WACOT rice mill in Kebbi
The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has commissioned WACOTRice Limited’s state-of-the-art rice mill, with capacity of processing over 120,000 metric tonnes of paddy per annum.
Diseases, pests threaten Nigeria’s $6b annual turnover from Maize
The maize industry is currently challenged by an array of diseases and pests, especially armyworm caterpillar, stem borers; and Corn earworms, among others, which have dealt deadly and devastating blows on maize plantations across the country.
No justifiable reason for high cost of garri, says Agboola
Concerned by the high cost of Garri, a common staple food, the Managing Director, S&P farms and Ranch, Agboola Banji, said there is no justifiable reason for the 100 per cent price increase, considering the labour, input and processing costs.
IITA yam multiplication research to boost supply
Research being conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in seed yam multiplication holds promise to quadruple yam production in the country. This was disclosed as the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, ended a two-day visit to Ibadan last week.
Osun broilers outgrowers scheme produces 5m birds
The Osun State Broiler Outgrowers Production Scheme (OBOPS), has produced at least five million birds in the last three years, the scheme managers have said.Revealing this at the weekend, Mr. Kolawole Ogini, who is the facilitator of the second phase of the scheme stated that OBOPS....