Kano Set To Host National Council On Agric Conference
KANO state is set to host 2016 National Conference on Agriculture for all Commissioners of Agriculture from the 36 states of the federation, some agricultural companies and institutions and other stakeholders from within and outside the country.
Ogbeh Launches Agric Mechanisation Scheme
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, flaged-off of the second phase of the Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprise (AEHE), under the Mechanisation Intervention Programme (MIP), on Tuesday, at the National Centre For Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), in Ilorin, Kwara State. The Minister commended his “predecessor, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, now President of the African Development Bank AfDB), in repositioning agriculture to the present level. He has laid…
Nigeria Should Embark On Climate Smart Agriculture Now
Wilfred Ifeanyi Okonkwo, scholar and professor of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka spoke to FABIAN ODUM on his concern about the toll climate change is taking on agricultural productivity. He thinks climate smart agriculture, as a tool would help reverse adverse effect of changing climate. WHAT is the general outlook…
FISH SUPPLY DEFICIT: Bridging Gap, Boosting Protein Access
FISH remains the cheapest source of good protein in the diet of a greater population of Nigerians, and its quality, in terms of the nutritional value is impressive because of its rich display of amino acids (protein/body builder).
IITA Intensifies Awareness On Banana Disease
TOWARDS stemming the tide of the ravaging Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) prevalent in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), held a one-day Awareness and Launching of the ‘Stop Bunchy Top’ workshop and campaign in Abeokuta, the state capital, to stop the spread of the disease.…
Animal College Empowers 220 Trainees In Poultry Production
• Receive 100 Broiler-Feed-Veterinary Drug Pack Each
MADE: Linking Markets For Cassava Production
• 20,000 Agricultural Loans For Nigerian Farmers FACED with infrastructural deficit and an aging workforce, Nigeria’s agricultural sector has suffered from inconsistent policies and disjointed development programmes. The country is largely at the mercy of food imports, while its vast arable land is under-farmed. Strikingly, Cassava, which is Nigeria’s major produce, is largely underutilised, as…
Adesina, AfDB President, Urges Support For Ogbeh
The former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and President, African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has called on stakeholders in the agriculture to stand behind his successor, Chief Audu Ogbeh to enable him succeed in the assignment.
ACE, Ohio Partner On $30m Agricultural Investment
WORRIED by the spate of unemployment in the country and the fate of over 15, 000 students of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo, after graduation, the Provost of the college, Prof. Olukoya Ogen has resorted to agriculture for employment opportunities and bail-out from the oil recession.
Abia Introduces E4E Programme, To Benefit Agric Stakeholders
AGRICULTURE practitioners in Abia state, at a meeting held in Umuahia North LGA have approved the Education for Employment programme (E4E) recently created by the governor of the state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
The Journey so far – The hope for the nation’s future
The clamour for Nigerians to take centre stage in industrialization and home-grown businesses is not new. In fact, as early as 1970s, Nigerians started seeking for the Nigerianisation of the strategic sectors of the economy, especially the Oil and Gas Industry.