IITA BoT lauds Sanginga-led growth initiatives to transform agric in Africa
For the eighth time, the Board of Trustees (BoT), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has given a vote of confidence and commendation to the institute’s management...
Ogun ABP: Stakeholders agree on production cost of commodities
Ogun State Government and stakeholders in the Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP) have agreed on production cost of commodities.
Flawed Anchor Borrowers’ scheme, RUGA, others marred agric sector
Indications have emerged that lopsided implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ scheme, the proposed RUGA settlement debacle, very epileptic power supply and appointment of the current minister of agriculture were some of the policies and actions that marred food production and agro-economic development of the country in 2019. Head, Commercial Agriculture and Training, Lower Niger River…
Study finds enzymes aid cassava by-product inclusion in poultry feeds
A study by some Brazilian scholars has proven that adding certain enzymes to cassava residues as substitutes for energy-giving ingredients in poultry feeds at a certain age of the birds enhances weight gain, feed conversion ratio, and growth rate.
Flawed Anchor Borrowers’ scheme, RUGA, others marred agric sector in 2019
Indications have emerged that lopsided implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ scheme, the proposed RUGA settlement debacle, very epileptic power supply and appointment...
ACAI unveils Akilimo to support cassava growers
The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) has unveiled a new agronomic advisory service, called Akilimo to support cassava growers with knowledge and recommendations to intensify their cassava-based cropping systems.
Food: Experts move to facilitate access through technology
The need for Nigeria and other African countries to get easy access to affordable food, to end hunger and malnutrition has again being brought to fore.
Different strokes for poultry farmers as yuletide yields boom
It was a case of different strokes for different players in the poultry industry during the festive season. While some smiled to the banks with high proceeds, it wasn’t so for others, as they struggled to sell off their stock at give-away prices, to manageably realise their investment.
Lagos live chicken dealers demand processing hubs, empowerment
Live poultry dealers in the Lagos metropolis have called on the state and local government authorities to provide mini processing and storage facilities in each of the marketplaces to enhance wholesomeness...