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30 May 2015
The IITA/Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC) project’s Mid Term Review by the African Development Bank(AfDB) has highlighted some successes in terms of implementation and in the development of the value chains of the four mandate crops- rice, wheat, cassava and maize. This was revealed at a two-day Stakeholders Consultation Workshop…
30 May 2015
FISHING activities in Ewhokoroafor Community, in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State has received a major boost with the donation of hundreds of fishing nets to the community dwellers, by All Seasons Agro-Allied Development Initiative (ASAADI), an non government organisation for Agriculture. ASAADI is an NGO for Agriculture that targets farmers who are…
24 May 2015
Nigeria’s rising population, presently put at 170m puts increased pressure on its demand for staples like maize, rice, wheat, millet and cowpea.
goodluck jonathan
17 May 2015
A GROUP, Nigeria Against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has faulted the recently signed National Bio-safety Agency Bill into law by the outgoing-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as a ruse, scam, charade and a veil under which Monsanto, Dupont, Sygenta and similar foreign Bio-tech companies can achieve a strong foothold in the country.
16 May 2015
THE Polish Minister of the Economy Mr. Dycha has said that Poland can work with Nigeria to achieve self-sufficiency in fish production because of the availability of modern fish processing facilities in Poland.
16 May 2015
Although Nigeria has vast arable land suitable to grow enough wheat to meet its national demand and Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) poised to stimulate substantial quantities by its 2017 projection, facts on ground point to the contrary.
gloria elemo
10 May 2015
THE Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) Dr. Mrs. Gloria Elemo has been reappointed for another four-year tenure.
Cucumber Farmer
10 May 2015
IN Nigeria, it is unusual to use farming in the same sentence with youths. The grueling crudeness of farm work, man-hour and patience required to harvest the fruits of farming are not just unattractive, they have, over the years, driven young people out of farms and villages.
women rice farmers at Bokolori
9 May 2015
In the rash of misinformation being peddled in the media, it has become necessary to separate the wheat from the chaff, as some entrenched interests seem bent on truncating the genuine strides made so far by the President Jonathan Administration to make the nation self-sufficient in rice production. The rice industry was characterised by opacity…
3 May 2015
TUMUSIIME Rhoda Peace, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture has received Dr. Howarth Bouis, Director of Harvest Plus and Dr. Anna-Marie Ball the Head of Africa Strategic Alliances, Harvest Plus.
3 May 2015
THE Triton Group of companies has invested $64million into the Nigerian Aquaculture industry as part of effort to boost local production of Tilapia and Catfish in the country.
26 Apr 2015
DIVERSIFICATION of the agriculture sector has begun, but in some areas, the progress has been slow, hindered by a number of factors. Bureaucratic and financial bottleneck as well at an environment some stakeholders consider to be hostile have been manifest.


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On a day that the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists shattered the peace of Borno State with multiple bombings, the Federal Government charged the intelligence community...
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A much-changed AC Milan saw off bottom side Salernitana 2-0 on Saturday to take top spot in Serie A as previous leaders Napoli lost 3-2 to Atalanta, while Inter Milan cruised to victory at Roma.
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Electricity stakeholders in the country, yesterday, insisted that removal of subsidy in the power sector was feasible if the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
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The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has canvassed a national rebirth founded on recurring resonance of a renowned statesman and foremost Northern political leader, Mallam Aminu Kano
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Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win at second-placed Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.