Pig farmers task NASS on piggery colonies bill
The National Association of Piggery Farmers (NAPF) has called on members of the National Assembly (NASS) to pass a law on piggery colonies in the Northern states, to put an end to what they termed as the marginalisation of their members.
House sets up committee to probe cassava bread fund
Sequel to The Guardian’s exclusive report on the implementation of the Cassava Bread Fund titled “Cassava Bread Fund Going The Way Of Failed Interventions,” published last year, the House of Representatives Committees on Agricultural Production & Services and Banking & Currency....
Ogbeh wants scientists to advise FG on way forward
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has called on Nigerian scientists to advise the Federal Government on the acceptability or otherwise of Genetically Modified Orgsnisms (GMOs).
Making cassava safe for human, animal consumption
Grown on about seven million hectares, cassava is a major staple in Nigeria, which has transited from a food security crop to a cash crop. It has well-established multiplication and processing techniques for food products and cattle feed. The root crop is a source of commercial animal feed, fiber for paper and textile manufacturers, and…
Don seeks focus on employable agricultural economy
Worried about the high rate of youth unemployment, a professor of Agricultural Economics, at the Michael Opkara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Uzochukwu Onyebinama, has urged the Federal Government to embrace the model of the Umunwaoha Renaissance Forum (URF), Ohii, Owerri West Local Council of Imo State, by establishing an agro-based scheme to tackle…
Still a long way to attaining self-sufficiency in sugar production
Despite Nigeria’s potential in producing sugar for local consumption, the country’s reliance on the importation of the commodity has become worrisome...
Poultry farmers lament high cost of feeds
Poultry farmers in Delta on Friday lamented the increase in price of feeds in 2017, saying it led to high cost of poultry during the Yuletide and New Year festivities.
NEPC set to address inadequacies in cocoa export
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is set to address inadequacies and raise awareness of farmers on processing high-quality cocoa for export. Executive Director of NEPC, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, stated this in Ikom Local Council Area, Cross River State....
Researchers, policymakers meet in Tanzania to discuss cassava agronomy
Scientists across Africa and their colleagues in other parts of the world met with policymakers in Tanzania, under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) to discuss the progress made in the last two years in providing clues to the agronomy of cassava.
FAO rekindles food sustainability in Northeast through dry season farming
The launch of the dry season farming in the Northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), appears to be the right step in supporting the populations in the northeast who are faced with a food crisis.
MITROS Rice’ll be available at affordable prices, says Amosun
The Ogun State government has joined the league of rice-producing states in the country, with the launch of the MITROS Rice processing factory and formal launch of the rice, in Asero, Abeokuta, the state capital, boosting the Federal Government’s dream of attaining food sufficiency.....