‘Egg powder machine is simple to make if we have support’
In this interview with FEMI IBIROGBA, Managing Director of Nobex Tech Company Ltd, Mr Adeoya Idowu, says the quality of locally fabricated agric equipment is better than most of the imported ones and Nigerian fabricators can make any machine if supported. What is the idea of developing cheaper African technologies to solve agricultural problems? Most…
Cassava: FUNAAB, C:AVA, others empower farmers on best practices
A total of 100 farmers have been trained on ‘Best Practices in Cassava Cultivation’ by the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, in collaboration with Cassava Adding Value for Africa ....
Don tasks government on enabling environment
A Prof of Agriculture from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, Kolawole Adebayo, has descried youths lack of interest in agriculture.
Dwarf technology opens new window for cash crops farmers
Based on the current drive to use Agriculture as one of the channels to revitalise the economy, encouraging cash crop production, considered as a money spinning aspect of the sector, remains inevitable.
70 entrepreneurs get GAIN’s Lagos post-harvest training
No fewer than 70 participants, comprising entrepreneurs, members of cooperative societies, research and agricultural departments of academic institutions, financial service providers and regulatory agencies, have completed training with the Post-harvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) programme in Lagos.
Centre boosts Nigeria’s agric productivity with initiative
Worried by the nation’s growing population which may trigger food and humanitarian crisis, the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Monday, announced a partnership with Alluvial Agriculture, a collective farming business grouping thousands of smallholders...
Farmers, scientists reel off strategies for optimal fish productivity
Aquaculture farmers and experts have enumerated factors that boost fish farming as good water management, feeding, and stocking source, among others.They described fish farming as raising fish commercially within enclosures built in replica of their natural habitat with ultimate aim of being sold as food.
Government, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dangote set for food fortification
The Federal Government, Dangote Group, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have identified food fortification as one of the major strategies to decrease the number of over ten million children suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria.
Northwest governors hold agriculture forum in Kaduna tomorrow
Governors of the seven Northwest states will meet in Kaduna from Wednesday, August 1 to Thursday, August 2, to brainstorm on ways of improving agriculture for enhanced food security in the country. The planning committee of Arewa Research and Development Project (ARDP) said in a statement that the governors are to attend a workshop for…