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Despite concerted efforts by successive administrations to put the Agriculture sector in its pride of place, its growth has been retarded over the years, jeopardising the much anticipated food security dream. Of great concern currently, is the fact that after 63 years of independence, Nigeria is still not food sufficient, relying on food and agro…
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The African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has called on President of the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC) to create an African Cashew Development Fund, which will help develop a system where Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) are processed in Africa instead of shipping them to Vietnam and India.
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The Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Edo State chapter has distributed 60 poultry birds and six bags of 50kg of feeds to six vulnerable farmers in Edo, as part of its efforts to guarantee nutrition and food security in the state.
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The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State, has developed a new variety of potato to tackle outbreak of blight in North Central Zone.
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The Kaduna State AGRA consortium project has opened three processing centres for maize and rice in Kaduna, as part of efforts to empower women farmers in rural communities.
To mitigate a looming shortfall in poultry farming, the Dangote Cement Plc has commenced a poultry skill acquisition and empowerment programme for youths . According to the General Manager, Community Affairs/Special Duties of the company, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi, the exercise is part of the 2023 community empowerment scheme for youths in host communities in the…
• Says 23 states have indicated interest The African Development Bank (AfDB) has disclosed plans to commence the phase II of the Staple Crop Processing Zone project (SCPZ). The Director General of AfDB, Lamin Barrow, who revealed this during the inception workshop of the SCPZ in Abuja, said owing to the success of the first…
As drivers of food provision in the home, women must thrive to return to the old ways of practicing gardening and farming in homes, to sustain their families. This will not only restore agriculture to the homes to address food security, it is also capable of solving the challenges facing the agriculture sector to reduce…
The Global agricultural and food systems account for more than 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, just as the role of impactful food system innovations related to climate change is becoming increasingly critical. Founder of Seeding The Future Foundation, Bernhard van Lengerich, who stated this, said the Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge…
The Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project in Lagos State has been commended by beneficiaries for their support towards enhancing farmers’ productivity in Lagos State.
Anchor Borrowers Programme: Sector players express reservation over Tinubu’s renewed loan recovery drive
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have described the renewed resolve by the Federal Government to recover the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) loan disbursed to farmers as a daunting task, which might face some sort of resistance.
A Fresh call has been made on the need for streamlined trade, harmonised standards and improved infrastructure in African agriculture to foster food security across the continent. President, Rest of Africa at AFEX, Sanne Steemers, who disclosed this, lamented that Africa lacks essential infrastructure for inter-continental trade, which is hindering the achievement of robust food…
.Demand palliative support directly to farmers, farm hands Following fuel subsidy removal, devaluation of the naira and the attendant negative impact on poultry business, poultry farmers across the country, particularly, in Lagos State, have called on government at all levels to urgently intervene to prevent the imminent collapse of the poultry industry. The farmers, under…