15,000 farmers to benefit from WASIL/WACOT, BIF collaboration
Fifteen thousand maize and soy farmers in Katsina and Kaduna States will benefit from the collaboration between the West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL) and the Business Innovation Facility (BIF), to enhance maize and soy farmers’ productivity.
IITA, KIFFCO sensitise farmers on production of toxic free maize
On his own part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) KIFFCO Project, Kefas K. Mayaki, noted that the presence of Aflatoxins in maize has prevented maize grown in Nigeria from been exported to other parts of the globe.
Gowon, Obasanjo, Adesina, others to grace IITA's 50th anniversary celebration
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in collaboration with IITA has launched a research and training farm institute at Ago Owu area in Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state, as part of his administration’s commitment to transform agricultural sector.
Anambra FADAMA boss lists topography, poor irrigation as challenges
Another challenge is irrigation. Before now, the state was low on irrigation infrastructure. The government made it clear that without irrigation we are going nowhere and we cannot afford to farm only once.
Pearl Universal Impex enhances rice production with 20,000mt
The company had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Niger State, Upper Niger Basin Development for the cultivation of 7,500 ha of farmland in New Bursa.
IITA unfolds plans to rebuild Borno
The Institute of International Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has unfolded plans to rebuild Borno State and the insurgency ravaged Northeast sub-region...
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.
Why farmers are unable to access fertiliser
Two months after the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative commenced across the country, farmers in some states are yet to access the much-hyped fertiliser, and where available...
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.