Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases
West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), the body in charge of addressing diseases of root/tuber crops, on Monday raised alarm over two emerging cassava diseases in Nigeria.
Akwa Ibom: Planning big for agriculture
Akwa Ibom State has started production of tomatoes, cucumber and other crops that were not hitherto grown in the state.Commenting on the improvement, Chairman Technical Committee on Agriculture and Food Sufficiency, Prof. Edet Udoh....
Improved weed control records 27tons/ha from demonstration farms
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) says its on-farm demonstrations in Ogun State have produced average yields of 27 tons per hectare, surpassing the national average of about eight tons/ha.
GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually
Despite its position as the largest producer of tomato in Africa, Nigeria is said to be importing tomato paste worth over $360m annually, according the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS4) reports.
Ogun acquires three mills to boost rice production
The state has also procured tractors and land clearing equipment to complement the existing fleet, to make agricultural equipment accessible to farmers. The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who disclosed this at the 2017 Trade Promotion and Knowledge Fair.....
Foundation raises alarm on importation of dangerous food into Nigeria
The Taylor Odeje Foundation, has raised alarm over increase importation of dangerous food contents into the country.The founder of the organisation, Chef Taylor Odeje raised the alarm that the nation is enriching and helping other countries’ economy to grow by allowing exportation of jobs....
South Africa to woo investors at IMF meetings
South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago head to Washington this weekend to meet ratings agencies and international investors in a bid to boost growth in an economy that is emerging from recession.
Agriculture: Oyo introduces ‘Zero-tolerance on idle land’ policy
Oyo State Government has appealed to residents to allow investors in Agriculture to use their lands on mutually agreed terms, as the government has commenced “zero tolerance on idle land” policy in the state.
Ogun communities get N21m compensation for land
Ogun State government has paid the sum of N21m as compensation to seven communities in Ewekoro Local Council Area, whose lands were acquired for agricultural purposes.
GAIN-PLAN advocates end to postharvest losses
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has initiated the Post-harvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition...