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13 Dec 2015
IN an effort to compliment federal government’s policy in rice production, the Kano state government has reintroduced marketing board for wheat and rice producers in the state, affirming, too, that a plan was in pipeline to partner Nigeria Commodity and Exchange Commission for produce warehousing.
13 Dec 2015
Away from the conventional inorganic fertilizer, widely used in crop farming, a group of farmers in Katcha Local Government of Niger State, under the investment and technical watch of Contec Global Agro Ltd are deploying organic fertilizers and pesticides in a pilot scale of over 30 hectares farmland to grow rice.
12 Dec 2015
STAKEHOLDERS in the Nigeria cocoa value chain have called on government at different levels to be involved in the initiation, implementation and monitoring of intervention projects and aid packages in the industry.
6 Dec 2015
TO create an opportunity for farmers from different parts of Lagos and the Southwest to get ready market for their produce, Corporate Farmer’s Market opened last week in Gbagada, New Garage Field, Lagos. Corporate Farmers’ Market is one in which farmers bring their fresh produce to sell directly to consumers. The corporate farmers’ market, which…
6 Dec 2015
• What Agric Minister Should Know • FMARD, CBN Urged To Better Network RISING from the National Wheat planning conference at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, in July 2015, the signals were clear that stakeholders need no further conviction of the nation’s capacity to grow wheat. It had been…
29 Nov 2015
To fully tap into the pool of requisite manpower expected of the various universities of Agriculture in the country and be equipped to turn the sector around in the event of sliding petro-dollar, the Federal Government is to bring these institutions to face their core mandate.
29 Nov 2015
The 2015 Nigerian Agricultural Awards (NAA), organised by AGRONIGERIA magazine have revealed individuals and corporate entities that had made remarkable contributions to the agricultural sector.
29 Nov 2015
The European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, HE Michel Arrion, has dispelled rumours of the ban of the exportation of all fresh agricultural products from Nigeria to European markets. He stated categorically that only dry beans was banned, and this was done to protect the health of European consumers.
22 Nov 2015
The N40billion agriculture Anchor Borrower’s Programme, an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), another dry season rice farming effort by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration may have opened doors for small and medium holder rice farmers, it also raised the issue of seed production in Nigeria.
21 Nov 2015
Statistics has it that Nigeria consumes whooping five to six million metric tons of rice annually. It is however unfortunate that a country like Nigeria with abundant land and water still imports over three million metric tonnes of rice, while government spend a billion dollars annually on rice importation.
15 Nov 2015
BELL Apple. Here comes another species, which happens to grow quite well in the humid tropical climate as we have in parts of Nigeria, different from that in the Mediterranean type that favours the ‘usual’ apple.
15 Nov 2015
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), under the auspices of its Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) has handed over an Aeroponics System Facility to the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, Abia state, which it set up at the insitute.


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Britain on Monday promised "full support" to US investigators after it emerged that the man behind a hostage taking at a Texas synagogue
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Adekunle Gold has announced the scheduled release date for his album Catch Me If You Can.  Real name Adekunle Kosoko, Adekunle Gold took to Twitter on Saturday to announce the release date of his new single Mercy, which he said will precede his album.  "_New Single' Mercy’-Out, January 21. New Album, 'Catch Me if you can’-Out, February…
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Chief (Prof.) Sam Ayodele Olaiya, the Majeobaje of Ode Ekiti and past president of the Rotary Club of Ado Ekiti, has lost his wife, Princess Adefunke Adesegun Olaiya (nee Olaneye). Christian wake holds at her residence, 8th Avenue House 28, Federal Housing Estate, Ado-Ekiti by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. The funeral service will…
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The Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland has issued a fresh call for pregnant women to get vaccinated. The warning comes as the spread of the Omicron variant continues to cause high case numbers in Northern Ireland. Professor Sir Michael McBride, who has served as the Chief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland since 2006, said…
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At least 15 people have died in separate attacks by armed groups in DR Congo's troubled northeastern province of Ituri, local sources