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31 Jan 2015
TO curtail the scourge of bird flu, sound hygiene on animal farms, bio-security, movement restriction on the farm, provision of footbaths with disinfectants and personal hygiene of the poultry farmer are some of the ways Professor Isaac Adebayo, animal virology and immunology specialist at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has recommended.   Adebayo said…
31 Jan 2015
THE government of Japan has given a grant of N46 million for the processing of rice, cassava and the construction of a skills acquisition centre in Nigeria.   While the rice-processing project is located in Lafia, Nasarawa state, the casava processing plant is located in Oyo state while the skills acquisition centre is to be…
31 Jan 2015
• Test-runs factory in readiness THE Staple Crop Processing Zone Development ‘SCPZ’ Team of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), in the company of officials of the Kano State government, on Thursday, visited the new Dangote Farms Tomato Processing Factory.  The visit to the 1,200 metric ton capacity factory, described as the…
bread
24 Jan 2015
Bakers Criticise Hike, Millers Blame Naira slide As consumers return to settle down for business in the New Year, there is likelihood they may soon find the price of their beloved staple breakfast, bread, on the upside if bakers make good their veiled threat of turning their baking ovens off.   This would be in…
24 Jan 2015
IN furtherance of its objectives, among which are the promotion and adoption of Vitamin A biofortified staple crops, and delivery to Nigerians especially the rural poor, HarvestPlus Nigeria has intensified effort to reach many Nigerian young school leavers with a view to making them partners through sustainable agricultural entrepreneurship.  At a monthly National Youth Service…
24 Jan 2015
IN his continued efforts to mentor the youth to engage in agriculture as a viable business, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, IITA’s Director General, has planned a three-day entrepreneurial and business training workshop, which is set to make those in the IITA Youth Agripreneurs scheme icons in the world of agricultural entrepreneurship.    The beneficiaries of the…
17 Jan 2015
THAT there is bio-security breach in the operations of some poultry farms is no longer in doubt, and again the threat of Avian influenza, also known as Bird flu, is real as poultry farms and possibly, markets in Lagos and Kano have their birds tested positive for the disease.   In a release by the…
17 Jan 2015
• Cassava bread policy on course FOLLOWING the cassava-wheat composite flour policy of the federal government, which expects all indigenous milling and baking industries to include 10 per cent high quality cassava flour in the production process by 2016, Honeywell Flour Mill Nigeria Plc has turned on its rollers. In the process, multi-purpose flour consisting…
17 Jan 2015
IN line with the economic realities in the nation, the Fisheries Society Office of Nigeria (FISON) is organising a stakeholders’ meeting to deliberate on challenges facing the Fisheries subsector, while expecting multi-dimensional solutions proffered to government, which  has committed a lot of resources to its transformation agenda to assist the private and public sectors.  …
Kanayo-Odoe
17 Jan 2015
Kanayo Adesina Odoe is the Chief Executive Officer of Alchemist Energy Ltd, an outfit that focuses on alternative forms of energy and wastewater treatment. In this interview with KEHINDE OLATUNJI, Kanayo, who is a chemist, chemical engineer and a trained lawyer bares his mind on how waste can be converted to energy. Excerpt. ABOUT Alchemist Energy  My passion for…
8 May 2010
A veterinarian has underscored the need to feed pets on formulated foods, just like it is done in poultry, to ensure a balanced nutrition, better health and performance. Explaining this in Lagos last week, Dr. Mark Obinwa, in a chat with The Guardian, indicated that pet nutrition needs to follow scientific rules.While explaining the rationale…
8 May 2010
A VETENARIAN has underscored the need to feed pets on formulated foods, just like it is done in poultry, to ensure a balanced nutrition, better health and performance. Explaining this in Lagos last week, Dr. Mark Obinwa, in a chat with The Guardian, indicated that pet nutrition needs to follow scientific rules.While explaining the rationale…

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