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.
Combating menace of Quelea Birds
Invasion of Quelea Birds in rice farms has been a major challenge and recurring problem confronting rice farmers across the country.
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.
Rampaging taxmen running riot in Calabar
Since Nigeria lost the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsular to neighbouring Cameroun, Cross River State also lost its oil wells to Akwa Ibom State. This effectively stripped the state of its status as an oil producing state.
Lagos sets to mark World Food Day
Ahead tomorrow’s World Food Day, the Lagos State government has restated its commitment to ensuring food security for its populace, through its various agricultural programmes.