ACAI sets-up 563 trials in Nigeria, Tanzania to solve cassava agronomy puzzle
Five hundred and sixty-three trials were established by the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) in 2016 across Nigeria and Tanzania, to help unlock the agronomy of cassava.
Ebonyi: ‘2016, a litmus test for Ebonyi’
To make the goal of economic diversification achievable, the Ebonyi State government launched a one-man, one- hectare scheme, with the target of capturing 80,000 farmers and providing them with soft loans.
Simple motorised weeders lessen cassava farmers’ burden
Initially acquired as tillers, the simple tools are being modified and adapted as weeders by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) led Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP).
USAID partners private sector on agriculture
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Chi Farms and Niji Foods, has launched two new agribusiness partnerships.
Farmers seek government intervention for land acquisition
Speaking at their end of year party in Lagos, the President of Ifako-Akute Cooperative Multipurpose Society, Abayomi Odusami disclosed that due to failure of some state governments to assent to their request for land...
Pig farmers cry out over diseases, high cost
Since the outbreak of the dreaded plague-African Swine Fever (ASF) ravaged Piggery farms in some parts of the country in 2007, those who fled the business due to the serious setback never looked back.
Experts proffer solutions to agric challenges
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Architect Kabir Ibrahim, has stated that for the sector to perform credibly well, 10 per cent budgetary allocation, as stipulated in Maputo Declaration should be strictly adhered to.
Bird flu: Government, stakeholders strategise to combat disease
This doesn’t appear to be the best of time for poultry farmers, with the array of challenges plaguing the industry.From the soaring price of livestock feeds, which led to drastic drop in the profit margin....