Agronomist calls for channeling of wastes into agric production
A Professor of Agronomy and Farming Systems, at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Dr. Cosmas Osita Muoneke has called for the development of appropriate agricultural waste disposal systems.
Grow Africa signs pact with NABG, others to increase investment in Agric
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Grow Africa, William Asiko, who disclosed that the collaboration would bring together different actors in the value chain, said they have agreed to focus on Cassava, Rice and horticulture.
Flour mills sets to maximise local content
"Reacting to the challenging economic realities, which began some years ago, Northern Nigerian Flour Mills in early 2015, temporarily suspended milling of imported Wheat. With the advantage of hindsight, it is clear that this was a perceptive decision."
Government must evolve friendly policies to support production, says Oluleye
Oluomo Oluwole Oluleye, an indigene of Efon Alaye, Efon Local Council, Ekiti Central Senatorial District, Ekiti State and a livestock farmer, is the Chairman, Daytin Ventures Limited Efon-Alaaye.
Diseases, pests threaten Nigeria’s $6b annual turnover from Maize
The maize industry is currently challenged by an array of diseases and pests, especially armyworm caterpillar, stem borers; and Corn earworms, among others, which have dealt deadly and devastating blows on maize plantations across the country.
No justifiable reason for high cost of garri, says Agboola
Concerned by the high cost of Garri, a common staple food, the Managing Director, S&P farms and Ranch, Agboola Banji, said there is no justifiable reason for the 100 per cent price increase, considering the labour, input and processing costs.
IITA yam multiplication research to boost supply
Research being conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in seed yam multiplication holds promise to quadruple yam production in the country. This was disclosed as the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, ended a two-day visit to Ibadan last week.
Osun broilers outgrowers scheme produces 5m birds
The Osun State Broiler Outgrowers Production Scheme (OBOPS), has produced at least five million birds in the last three years, the scheme managers have said.Revealing this at the weekend, Mr. Kolawole Ogini, who is the facilitator of the second phase of the scheme stated that OBOPS....
Institute partners Oyo to train 100 graduates in farming
No fewer than 100 graduates are currently receiving training in various agricultural areas at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Oyo State.