Stakeholders combat Banana bunchy top disease
The International Institute of Agriculture (IITA) has intensified efforts aimed at preventing the further spread of Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD), that is debilitating banana production in sub-Saharan Africa.
RCCG holds Agric seminar on sustainable economic growth
The seminar, held at Apapa, Lagos, with the theme: “Agriculture: The Next And Viable Alternative To Sustainable Economic Growth,” was supported by Excel Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited and Lagos State government...
Agriculture should be seen as business, not development programme - Okonkwo
This must form the basis for total reformation in the country’s agricultural system, which must be structured, financed and developed as a business, to fully unlock the potentials of making Nigeria the food basket of the world.
Muhammad: We do more than groundnut pyramids of those days
Professor Sanusi Gaya Muhammad is the Deputy Director, Training, Centre for Dry Land Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano, who specialises in Plant Breeding-Development ...
Ebegba: Genetically modified organisms are safe for consumption
Genetically Modified Organisms are products of modern biotechnology, which is a simple technique, whereby a favoured trait or characteristic of one organism ...
Local fish farmers bemoan challenges hampering growth
Despite the country’s marine endowment, manpower and conducive climate, a whopping sum of N97bn is spent annually for fish imports, which is hampering growth of the sector.
Abia acquires land for oil palm revolution
Abia State government has acquired about 8,000 hectares of land to effect oil palm revolution in the state.The Commissioner of Agriculture, Uzor Azubuike, who announced this during the flag off of the two million oil palm seedlings planting....
Stakeholder commends government’s new drive in agriculture
A social commentator, educationist and pioneer Rector of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) College, Jos, Malam Abdulkarim Abdullahi has disclosed that the country’s agricultural policies, have over the years, have caged, trapped and under-developed the sector.
Katsina set to revive cotton, rice production
The Katsina State government has announced its determination to revive cotton and rice production, as part of its diversification plans.According to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, the state would concentrate on the value-chain in cotton and rice production...
Worries over produce export ban
The extension of the European Union (EU) ban on export of beans from Nigeria has started to take its toll on agricultural produce exporters, especially those who trade in beans, as they continue to generate less foreign exchange.