Revamping Agricultural Sector, Our Urgent Task, Says Obada Votu
A sensitisation exercise tagged ‘Revamping Agricultural Sector in Nigeria Through Aggressive Industrial Farm Park Project’ took place in Lagos, recently to discuss ways of revamping the agricultural sector in the country. At the event, held in partnership with Chinese Government Export Credit, the CEO of 1.2 Green Ltd, Mr Obada Votu expressed the company’s readiness…
FIIRO DG, Elemo, Appointed To Africa Rice Center Board
elemoTHE Director General/Chief Executive of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Dr. (Mrs.) Gloria Nwakaegho Elemo, has been appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice). In a release by the Institute, the appointment conveyed through a letter from the Board Chair, Dr. Peter Matlon, will…
Devt Partners To Spend $500m In Agriculture Sector
N an effort to improve food and nutritional security in the country, development partners, including European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany and US have committed $500million to the sector between 2013-2016 The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arc. Sonny Echono disclosed this during a workshop on Public Validation of the Annual…
JABU Provides Pathway For Entrepreneurial Agriculture
A vast land of 21 hectares, which include 10,000 heaps of yam, 4,000 suckers of plantain, seven hectares of maize, 62 pigs and 370 egg producing layers, is being cultivated by Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), as part of its econo-practical pathway for entrepreneurial agriculture.
Stakeholders Urge FG To Modify Reforms, Sustain ATA
IN the assessment of stakeholders, the capacity of the reforms introduced in the agricultural space by the former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to truly boost food production, is not in doubt.
Eruwa Community Applauds HarvestPlus For Vit.A Cassava Initiative
THE Monarch of Okolo village in Eruwa area of Oyo State, Pa David Olasunkanmi, and his subjects have expressed satisfaction in the introduction of Vitamin A cassava by HarvestPlus and the transformation in the livelihood of the rural farmers.
Seeds Council Raids Kano Markets
DISTURBED by the flow of fake and adulterated seeds into the Nigerian markets, the National Agricultural Seeds Council has embarked on raids of such markets, with Sabon Gari market, Kano being the latest in the clamp down.
Amosun Affirms Commitment To Reviving Agriculture In Ogun
OGUN State government has re-affirmed commitment towards reviving agriculture to boost industrial base and restore lost glory, and return it as the main source of the revenue base. The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun stated this at the flag-off and symbolic distribution of Agro-Inputs to the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) supported beneficiaries of the…
Don Identifies Methods To Attain Food Sustainability
TOWARDS the realisation of food sustainability, as well as reduction of poverty in developing countries like Nigeria, food technology, technical cum vocational education and entrepreneurship have been identified as inevitable mechanisms required by the Polytechnic system to make education practical-oriented. This is submission by the Deputy Rector, Yaba College of Technology, Mr Innocent Akhuemonkhan, while…
Expert Tasks Imo Farmers On All-Year-Crops
FARMERS across the 27 Local Government Areas of Imo State have been advised to cultivate crops that can germinate and grow irrespective of the season of the year. They were also enjoined to establish agro-based industries to generate revenue for themselves and the state. Speaking in Owerri, the Acting Programmes Manager of the Agricultural Development…