Business Opportunity Opens For Paw-Paw Growers
As the nation’s economic fortune, perennially tied to oil, is dropping almost irreversibly, more people are turning to agriculture. However, the agriculture drive is mainly by private sector organisations and individuals, who are taking the bull by the horns.
Dangote At FIIRO, Pledges To Tackle Malnutrition
The Dangote Group has pledged to partner with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO) to fight the menace of malnutrition in Nigeria. The group said it wishes to adopt indigenous technology fabricated in the Institute to address health, skills development and poverty alleviation challenges in the country. This was disclosed during a courtesy…
FG Releases 15 New Crop Varieties
The Federal Government has approved for release 15 new variety of hybrid crops for Nigerian farmers to boost agriculture in the country. The crops were officially released at the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan, during the 22nd meeting of National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of Crop Varieties, Livestock Breeds/Fisheries.…
Lawal, Turner Wright CEO, Bags Leadership Award
THE Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Wright Ltd, Dr. Tunde Lawal has been conferred with the African Leader of Integrity Award in recognition of his exemplary leadership and position as a model in veterinary medicine practice, as well as his company’s immense contributions to animal healthcare delivery in Nigeria and the West African…
Youths For Agriculture Tasks Governors On Youths Participation
THE Director of Youths For Agriculture Nigeria (YFAN) in Abia State, Obinna Ibiam has called on governors to key into youths’ agricultural employment programmes through YFAN, saying if youths are effectively empowered to engage in agricultural activities, Nigeria’s food value chain would increase to reduce unemployment. Ibiam said this in his Uzuakoli country home in Bende Local Government Area, after receiving 3,000…
From Basket To Plastic Crates, Mile-12 Tomato Dealers Turn New Leaf
FROM the political to the commercial, change is the name of the game, and for stakeholders in the fruits and vegetable value chain in popular Mile 12 market in Lagos State, it is daybreak.
Oriendu Community Benefits From WAAPP’s Technologies
THE West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP)-Nigeria has adopted Oriendu Village, a rural Community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State for the establishment of Biogas Digester.
IITA/SARD-SC Workshop Reveals Emerging Shifts In Countries’ Agricultural Policy
The IITA/Support for Agricultural Research and Development of Strategic Crops (SARD-SC) project’s Mid Term Review by the African Development Bank(AfDB) has highlighted some successes in terms of implementation and in the development of the value chains of the four mandate crops- rice, wheat, cassava and maize. This was revealed at a two-day Stakeholders Consultation Workshop…
ASAADI Boosts Ewhokoroafor Fishermen With Fishing Nets
FISHING activities in Ewhokoroafor Community, in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State has received a major boost with the donation of hundreds of fishing nets to the community dwellers, by All Seasons Agro-Allied Development Initiative (ASAADI), an non government organisation for Agriculture. ASAADI is an NGO for Agriculture that targets farmers who are…
Nigeria’s Wheat Production Capability Contends With Several Factors
Nigeria’s rising population, presently put at 170m puts increased pressure on its demand for staples like maize, rice, wheat, millet and cowpea.
Group Berates FG Over Bio-Safety Law
A GROUP, Nigeria Against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has faulted the recently signed National Bio-safety Agency Bill into law by the outgoing-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as a ruse, scam, charade and a veil under which Monsanto, Dupont, Sygenta and similar foreign Bio-tech companies can achieve a strong foothold in the country.