NRCRI commissions seeds rapid multiplication laboratory
The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Abia State, has formally commissioned a multi million naira Autotrophic Hydroponic System (SAH) Seed Multiplication Laboratory...
Why price of garri has continued to soar
Despite the reported downward slide in prices of food commodities across the country, Garri, a popular staple food, extracted from processed cassava tubers, is still beyond the reach of many.
NBMA signs MoU with NAQS, NASC on GMO regulation
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) and the National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), as part of efforts aimed at regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and its products in the country.
VCDP begins inputs distribution to rice, cassava farmers in Anambra
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), has commenced distribution of farm inputs worth N728 million to 4,515 rice and cassava farmers for the 2017 wet-season farming in Anambra.
Expert tasks government on mechanised farming to attract youths
Government at all levels have been advised to mechanise agriculture to take away the drudgery associated with it, so as to attract young people to the farms and change the economic narrative.
Yoruba group canvases return to full scale agriculture
The Yoruba Leadership And Peace Initiative (TYLPI) has urged the six states in the Southwest to improve on their economies by exploiting their natural potential in agriculture, as part of strategies for full revival.
Afreximbank opens new vista for Belarus-Africa pact on agric, others
Belarus has been identified as the young sovereign and developed country that could “walk the talk with Africa”, especially in the area of agriculture, where the continent has comparative advantage.
Nigeria to formally export yam to UK, US this week
By Thursday, June 29, 2017, Nigeria will formally export its first consignment of certified yams to the UK and US, as part of efforts aimed reclaiming the country’s share of agricultural export market.
NAFDAC lauds IITA-CWMP for training 659 spray service providers
The trainings, which were conducted with about 659 trained participants, built the capacities of spray gangs already existing in local communities on the safe use and application of herbicides.