Anambra: ‘We surpassed 210,000mt target for 2016’
Anambra recorded huge harvest in rice production in 2016. The achievement was due to government’s heavy investment through the donor-assisted projects, coupled with the prompt regular settlement of counterpart funds for take-off of the projects.
Simple motorised weeders lessen cassava farmers’ burden
Initially acquired as tillers, the simple tools are being modified and adapted as weeders by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) led Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP).
Nigerian food safety & investment forum to hold in Lagos
As part of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation-UNIDO-EU-FGN Food Safety Capacity Building Programme for Nigeria, the first Nigerian Food Safety And Investment Forum has been billed to...
Farmers seek government intervention for land acquisition
Speaking at their end of year party in Lagos, the President of Ifako-Akute Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Abayomi Odusami disclosed that due to failure of some state governments to assent to their request for land...
Cucumber farm opens in Epe
Sellers and consumers of Cucumber, Cucumis sativus, a green and roughly cylindrical shaped fruit, known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress, need not go far again...
Experts proffer solutions to agric challenges
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Architect Kabir Ibrahim, has stated that for the sector to perform credibly well, 10 per cent budgetary allocation, as stipulated in Maputo Declaration should be strictly adhered to.
Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030
Nigeria may have taken the bold step to end hunger, achieve food security & improved nutrition and to promote sustainable agriculture, with the launch of a strategic plan and roadmap to achieve zero hunger by 2030.
Coconut: Depletion of trees raises fear of extinction
Coconut farmers have raised the alarm over the imminent depletion of coconut trees, if urgent steps are not taken by stakeholders to urgently block the identified loopholes.