IFAD Spends N5.4Bn To Lift Livelihood Of Rural People
To lift the living conditions of rural poor in 12 states of the country, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has spent USD27 million (about N5.4Bn). The states include Adamawa, Bauchi, Katsina, Zamfara, Benue, Nasarawa, Lagos, Oyo, Anambra, Imo, Akwa Ibom and Edo.
New High-Yielding Maize Varieties Emerge From Ile-Ife
DR. Samuel Adelowo Olakojo and his team at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IART), Obafemi Awolowo University in Ibadan, have successfully released two new maize hybrids – Ife Maizehyb-07 and Ife Maizehyb-08.
FG Seeks Local Manufacturing Of Agricultural Machinery
THE Federal Government has challenged local fabricators to come up with locally fabricated agricultural equipment and machinery to promote indigenous technology.
IITA On Prevalence Of Banana Bunchy Top Disease
IN its bid to manage the invasion of the Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) in Nigeria, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), has begun the implementation of control measures for the eradication of infected plants and recovery of production in BBTD-infested areas.
Commodity Exchange Partners Agric Ministry To Develop Markets
IN what promises to be economically beneficial to agri-business stakeholders and investors, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has resolved to partner the Nigerian Commodity Exchange Commission to develop the commodity market. To make this happen, the Commission wants to secure several warehousing and storage facilities, and seeks a working relationship with…
Revamping Agricultural Sector, Our Urgent Task, Says Obada Votu
A sensitisation exercise tagged ‘Revamping Agricultural Sector in Nigeria Through Aggressive Industrial Farm Park Project’ took place in Lagos, recently to discuss ways of revamping the agricultural sector in the country. At the event, held in partnership with Chinese Government Export Credit, the CEO of 1.2 Green Ltd, Mr Obada Votu expressed the company’s readiness…
FIIRO DG, Elemo, Appointed To Africa Rice Center Board
elemoTHE Director General/Chief Executive of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Nwakaegho Elemo, has been appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice). In a release by the Institute, the appointment conveyed through a letter from the Board Chair, Dr. Peter Matlon, will…
Devt Partners To Spend $500m In Agriculture Sector
N an effort to improve food and nutritional security in the country, development partners, including European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany and US have committed $500million to the sector between 2013-2016 The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arc. Sonny Echono disclosed this during a workshop on Public Validation of the Annual…
JABU Provides Pathway For Entrepreneurial Agriculture
A vast land of 21 hectares, which include 10,000 heaps of yam, 4,000 suckers of plantain, seven hectares of maize, 62 pigs and 370 egg producing layers, is being cultivated by Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), as part of its econo-practical pathway for entrepreneurial agriculture.