Poor management responsible for bird flu resurgence
It is a potentially devastating disease, predominantly of chickens and turkeys, although the virus can also affect game birds (pheasants, partridge and quail), ratites (ostrich and emu), psittacine and passerine birds.
Nigeria can earn additional N15tr from cassava
The President of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Pastor Segun Adewumi has appealed to the Federal Government to boost cassava production, for the country to get additional N15tr to enhance the economy.
Experts list challenges to aflatoxin elimination
Stella Denloye, who revealed this at the AgResults Pilot Year Three Innovation Platform and Market Linkages Workshop, in Lagos, lamented that majority of African consumers (poor and rich) are not aware of dangers of contaminated food.
Kano produces 60 percent of Nigerian seed
“Kano produces 60 per cent of the seeds in Nigeria. Whereas, Nigeria produces 65 per cent of seeds used in West African sub-region. And most of these seeds are produced in Kano,” he said.
Poultry farmers lament multiple challenges
The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has identified sourcing of raw materials, high foreign exchange rate, and cost of production, among others, as challenges presently confronting the sector.
At food summit, stakeholders chart path to agric revival
The ‘Feed Nigeria Summit (FNS) 2017’, first in its annual series, has been held in Lagos.
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.