Osun explains plans to dominate Southwest agriculture
Sometime ago, when the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola said his state had devised strategies to tackle agricultural needs of his state and also provide jobs, it sounded like a political statement.
IAR&T trains 4,000 farmers
The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, said no fewer than 4,000 farmers had benefited from the institute’s training programmes in the last one-year.
Group accuses Delta of neglecting Agric sector
At a meeting to review the state’s 2017 agricultural sector budgetary allocation, the group expressed fears that the price of staple foods could go higher, if government continues to neglect the sector.
Health risks of illegal abattoirs, slaughter slabs
Despite series of campaigns for improved operations and promotion of healthy environment for meat business in Lagos State, government appears to be losing the war...
Minister tasks research institutes to commercialise findings
The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has urged agricultural research institutes to intensify their researches and commercialise their findings to realise the Federal Government’s economic blueprint.
Price of rice to drop in June-rice farmers
Rice farmers under the auspices of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) have assured Nigerians that by June; a 50kg bag of rice will sell at N10, 000. The national president of RIFAN, Aminu Goronyo...
BASICS targets sustainable seed system to transform cassava production
Part of the resolutions reached was the need for seed sector professionals to have in mind that business selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity.
FECA tasks investors on value chain curriculum
Provost of the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), Dr. Samson Odedina has urged investors to utilise the newly introduced value chain curriculum to bail the nation out of the present economic recession.
Researchers unveil techniques for controlling weeds in Cassava
Declaring the meeting open, IITA Deputy Director General, Partnership for Delivery, Dr. Kenton Dashiell, said the goal of the project was to take off drudgery due to weeding in cassava farming systems.