FAO Donates Materials To Contain Bird Flu
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has supported Federal Government’s on-going response to control and curtail the spread of Bird Flu by donating some disease surveillance and containment materials to the Ministry. Receiving the materials on behalf of the ministry at the weekend, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sen.…
Farmers Warned Not To Start Planting
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMet) has said the recent and first rainfall of the year 2016 in Lagos, was not early rain because it would not continue, and there would also be period without any rainfall in the early weeks. Aside this, Chief Meteorologist, NIMet, Forecast Office Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. Adewale Ajuyomi, stated that farmers…
Ondo Graduates Take To Cassava Cultivation, Get PIND Sponsorship
CHEVRON Corporation through its subsidiary, Partnership for Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), has collaborated with Ondo State in its numerous programmes to encourage youth participation in agriculture.
2016 BUDGET: Tackling Hurdles Of Agribusiness SMEs
If the nation were truly persuaded on diversifying from crude oil business, then the N76billion budget for agriculture in 2016 would raise eyebrows. For instance, the ambitious national wheat production project, alone, would gulp about N2.5billion to source certified seeds if that target fully set sail last November.
Ogbeh Launches Agric Mechanisation Scheme
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, flaged-off of the second phase of the Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprise (AEHE), under the Mechanisation Intervention Programme (MIP), on Tuesday, at the National Centre For Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), in Ilorin, Kwara State. The Minister commended his “predecessor, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, now President of the African Development Bank AfDB), in repositioning agriculture to the present level. He has laid…
Nigeria Should Embark On Climate Smart Agriculture Now
Wilfred Ifeanyi Okonkwo, scholar and professor of Agricultural and Bio-resources Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka spoke to FABIAN ODUM on his concern about the toll climate change is taking on agricultural productivity. He thinks climate smart agriculture, as a tool would help reverse adverse effect of changing climate. WHAT is the general outlook…
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.…