Kebbi flags-off aerial spray of Quelea birds
Kebbi State government has commenced the seasonal aerial spray of pestiferous parasites birds known as Quelea birds that are destroying rice farms in the state.
Tomato Ebola: Firm recommends bio-organic solution
Following the devastating impact of Tuta Absoluta outbreak on tomato farms in the country, an agriculture firm has advised farmers to embrace bio-organic solution to combat its spread on their farms.
IITA cassava weed management project trains 105 spray service providers in Abia
The training, which came at the onset of cassava planting season, was conducted in partnership with the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike; National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); and the Abia State Agricultural Development Program.
Lagos acquires 500ha for farm estate
The Lagos State government has acquired 500 hectares of land in Eluju-mowo, along Itoikin-Epe road for Farm Estate Initiative, to address the various challenges facing agriculture in the state.
UYOTA partners traditional rulers on improving agric in communities
Uplifting youths through agriculture (UYOTA), an organisation committed to promoting and improving lives of people at the grassroots, is partnering traditional rulers to improve the standard of living of their people through agriculture.
Michigan state university, MasterCard launch AgriFood youth opportunity lab
The Michigan State University (MSU), in partnership with MasterCard Foundation has launched a five-year AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to increase youth employment in Nigeria and Tanzania.
Cocoyam: Still cultivated far below potential yield
With rising cost of yam, rice, garri, yam flour and other food crops, Nigerians are desperately looking for alternatives to overcome the current economic crunch. One of the food items gaining attention at the moment is Cocoyam.
The Lagos Leather Fair: The narrative within the Nigerian leather industry
The Lagos Leather Fair is the first of its kind and a private initiative borne out of the need to draw attention to the untapped possibilities within the leather industry, identify the current challenges and discuss possible innovative solutions to move the industry forward.
Rockefeller Foundation develops solution for increasing cassava shelf life
The development is part of YieldWise, Rockefeller Foundation’s $130m initiative launched in January 2016, aimed at reducing food loss by at least 50 per cent by 2030 in representative value chains.