FISH SUPPLY DEFICIT: Bridging Gap, Boosting Protein Access
FISH remains the cheapest source of good protein in the diet of a greater population of Nigerians, and its quality, in terms of the nutritional value is impressive because of its rich display of amino acids (protein/body builder).
IITA Intensifies Awareness On Banana Disease
TOWARDS stemming the tide of the ravaging Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTD) prevalent in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), held a one-day Awareness and Launching of the ‘Stop Bunchy Top’ workshop and campaign in Abeokuta, the state capital, to stop the spread of the disease.…
MADE: Linking Markets For Cassava Production
• 20,000 Agricultural Loans For Nigerian Farmers FACED with infrastructural deficit and an aging workforce, Nigeria’s agricultural sector has suffered from inconsistent policies and disjointed development programmes. The country is largely at the mercy of food imports, while its vast arable land is under-farmed. Strikingly, Cassava, which is Nigeria’s major produce, is largely underutilised, as…
Adesina, AfDB President, Urges Support For Ogbeh
The former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and President, African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has called on stakeholders in the agriculture to stand behind his successor, Chief Audu Ogbeh to enable him succeed in the assignment.
ACE, Ohio Partner On $30m Agricultural Investment
WORRIED by the spate of unemployment in the country and the fate of over 15, 000 students of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Ondo, after graduation, the Provost of the college, Prof. Olukoya Ogen has resorted to agriculture for employment opportunities and bail-out from the oil recession.
Abia Introduces E4E Programme, To Benefit Agric Stakeholders
AGRICULTURE practitioners in Abia state, at a meeting held in Umuahia North LGA have approved the Education for Employment programme (E4E) recently created by the governor of the state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
The Journey so far – The hope for the nation’s future
The clamour for Nigerians to take centre stage in industrialization and home-grown businesses is not new. In fact, as early as 1970s, Nigerians started seeking for the Nigerianisation of the strategic sectors of the economy, especially the Oil and Gas Industry.
Nigerite – A 56 years Success Story demonstrating that local manufacturing is possible in Nigeria.
Nigerite Limited has been set up in April 1959 by three shareholders, Etex Group, worldwide leader of the fibre-cement industry, the five States of Western Nigeria now represented by Odu’a Investment and PZ Cussons, the well-known FMCG group.
Kano Establishes Marketing Board For Wheat, Rice Producers
IN an effort to compliment federal government’s policy in rice production, the Kano state government has reintroduced marketing board for wheat and rice producers in the state, affirming, too, that a plan was in pipeline to partner Nigeria Commodity and Exchange Commission for produce warehousing.
Organic Rice Harvest Commences In Niger
Away from the conventional inorganic fertilizer, widely used in crop farming, a group of farmers in Katcha Local Government of Niger State, under the investment and technical watch of Contec Global Agro Ltd are deploying organic fertilizers and pesticides in a pilot scale of over 30 hectares farmland to grow rice.