Makinde partners IITA on $1.2m agribusiness initiative
Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday approved partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on a $1.2m agribusiness tagged: Start Them Early...
Tech tools scale up cassava weed management knowledge to farmers
The various digital tools developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to scale agronomic recommendations and help farmers improve productivity are currently changing the face and practice of agricultural extension in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. This assertion was made recently by the IITA Digital Extension and Advisory Services Specialist, Godwin Atser,…
Driving maize production with the CBN import forex policy
As human population rises, so is the demand for maize – industrial and direct consumption. However, production and availability have remained a challenge in Nigeria.
How BASICS is transforming cassava seed sector
A project— Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) has demonstrated that the cassava seeds system can be profitable for players
Maximising Nigeria’s potential in potato production, industrialisation
Nigeria has huge potential in many arable crops, including grains, cereals and pulses. To its credit, the country is the largest producer of cassava tubers and yam in the world.
Sanni leads Nigeria, Tanzania’s cassava project team
Prof. Lateef Oladimeji Sanni has been appointed the Project Manager of the Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System Phase II (BASICS II).
Extension service providers resume training of farmers
Extension Agents working under the Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Oyo and the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) have concluded...
COVID-19: Rivers, Adamawa farmers recount losses
Farmers in Rivers State are crying loud over massive losses incurred in the last few weeks, due to the intermittent lockdown in some parts of the state. Due to lack of attention during the period, crops like maize, okra, vegetables and other essential food crops had perished in the farms.