HarvestPlus injects over 200,000mt of vitamin a maize into markets
In a move to address malnutrition in the country, HarvestPlus, a global bio-fortifier of nutritious crops has introduced about 200,000mt of vitamin A maize into the Nigerian market.
Oyo state, IITA seal pact on agric policy, agribusiness park
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Oyo State government have signed a treaty to develop an agricultural blueprint for the state, and the establishment of Agribusiness Park.
‘Farmers, herders’ conflict depleting animal population’
The Federal Government has raised concern that the increasing farmers/herders’ conflict across the country was depleting animal population. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bukar Hassan, who stated this in Abuja yesterday during the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) workshop for livestock experts in Nigeria, said the potential promises of the sub-sector…
‘How value chain project links farmers to industrial processors’
The Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA) is currently in the second phase, which will end in March, 2019. It is operational in five countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda and the fund for C:AVA project is provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
How to start snail rearing business
Raising snails for food is called heliculture. Snails are hermaphroditic and this means that each snail has both the male and female reproductive organs to reproduce fertile eggs. Snail is a very healthy source of protein, phosphorus, calcium and iron, and low in fats, sodium and cholesterol.
Nutritionist advocates utilisation of bio-resources
Professor of Biochemical Nutrition and Toxicology, Dr Ifeoma Irene Ijeh, has expressed concern that Nigeria’s bio-diversity/resources, which include abundant green and leafy vegetables, have not been fully utilised.
Farmers protest, seek probe of NIRSAL’s transactions
Hope Concept Cooperative Union (HCCU) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the activities of the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL). The farmers’ group in Lagos and Ogun states alleged that NIRSAL had been delaying release of about N298 million loan for them from the Central…
Developing human capacity via practicals at University of Ibadan
There have been serious concerns on the growing number of unemployable graduates churned out by Nigerian universities and other higher institutions of learning. It is imperative, therefore, to redesign the educational programmes with graduate skill sets that could ensure self-employment and sustenance after school.
Taking advantage of off-taking, anchor borrowing agric schemes
Off-taking of farm produce has been described as a means to deepen crop industrialisation, impetus to rev up agricultural productivity and solution to poor agricultural financing in the country.
FAO trains 51 extension service officers to boost agric in Northeast
The Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has said that the graduation of 51 agricultural trainees was to support conflict affected farmers to boost productivity via extension services in Northeast.