It is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.
Nigeria can earn additional N15tr from cassava
The President of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Pastor Segun Adewumi has appealed to the Federal Government to boost cassava production, for the country to get additional N15tr to enhance the economy.
Stakeholders appeal to FG on accessible infrastructure
According to him, some of the major challenges stakeholders are facing in the rice sector include, unavailability of modern tractors, parboiling machine, drying machine, access roads and boreholes.
Kano produces 60 percent of Nigerian seed
“Kano produces 60 per cent of the seeds in Nigeria. Whereas, Nigeria produces 65 per cent of seeds used in West African sub-region. And most of these seeds are produced in Kano,” he said.
TMD Synergy launches natural clean farming technology to assist farmers
Fish, poultry and pig farmers, who have been battling endlessly to ensure odourless and flies free environment, due to their farms activities...
At food summit, stakeholders chart path to agric revival
The ‘Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS) 2017’, first in its annual series, has been held in Lagos.
NRCRI commissions seeds rapid multiplication laboratory
The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, has formally commissioned a multi million naira Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH) Seed Multiplication Laboratory...
NBMA signs MoU with NAQS, NASC on GMO regulation
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), as part of efforts aimed at regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country.
VCDP begins inputs distribution to rice, cassava farmers in Anambra
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), has commenced distribution of farm inputs worth N728 million to 4,515 rice and cassava farmers for the 2017 wet-season farming in Anambra.