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Stakeholders decry decline in millet, sorghum cultivation

By Mustapha Yauri Zaria (Kaduna State) Nov. 18, 2020 Cultivation of millet and sorghum are in sharp decline in Nigeria, the Executive Director, National Agricultural Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS), Prof. Emmanuel Ikani, said on Tuesday in Zaria, Kaduna State. Speaking at a sensitisation workshop and...

IITA, 2 others sign MoU to promote cassava seed system

By Bukola Adewumi Abuja, Nov. 17, 2020 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and two other organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build and promote cassava seed system in the country. The other organisations are the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI)...

16 Nigerian states to benefit from N95bn World Bank Livestock project

By Huseyn Abubakar Mbar Bauchi, Nov. 16, 2020 Sixteen states Government is set to benefit from the World Bank N95 billion Livestock Production and Resilience Support Project. The states includes the following Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Edo, Katsina, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Taraba,...

Young Farmers Group seeks engagement of critical stakeholders in implementation

By Felicia Imohimi Abuja, Nov. 16, 2020 The Nigeria Young Farmers Network (NYFN) has urged government to effectively engage critical stakeholders in the implementation of the National Young Farmers Scheme recently inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Promise Amahah, Director – General (DG) of the network,...

RUGA: Kano state government plans 500 well-equipped houses for cattle herders

By Bosede Olufunmi Kano, Nov. 16, 2020 The Kano State Government plans to build 500 modern houses in Kiru Local government Area as a Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) settlement for cattle herders. The Managing Director, Kano State Water Resources and Engineering Construction Agency...

Curbing Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease: Ogun Govt. pledges support for farmers

By Joy Akinsanya Abeokuta, Nov. 18, 2020 The Ogun Government says it will harness the Integrated Surveillance Response, as well as engaging in continuous education of farmers on preventive measures for the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease currently ravaging farms in the state. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr...

Niger State Govt. partners private farm to improve livestock sector

By Obinna Unaeze Niger (Bosso), Nov. 18, 2020 The Niger State Government has said that it was collaborating with a private farm, Maizube Farms in Bosso Local Government Area to develop its livestock sector . Mr Haruna Dukku, Commissioner for Livestock and Fisheries, stated this on...

Cross River flags-off first Cocoa harvest in southern district

by Benson Ezugwu Calabar, Nov. 18, 2020 The Cross River Department of Cocoa Development and Control on Thursday flagged-off the harvesting of cocoa at the Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC) Model Cocoa Farm in Calabar. Speaking during the occasion, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Asu...

Rep urge quick passage of key fisheries industry bills to curb Nigeria’s rising fish imports

Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Institutions, Rep. Awaji Inombek-Abiante(PDP-Rivers), has bemoaned the failure of the Nigerian government to reap over $1billion annually from the Fisheries Industry. Besides, he pledged his Committee’s commitment to the quick passage of two key fisheries industry bills...

Agric firm to facilitate N5.7bn loan for 25,000 farmers

By Itohan Abara-Laserian Lagos, Nov. 15, 2020 An agritech focussed company, Farmcrowdy Limited (FC), says it is committed to impact 25,000 farmers across Nigeria through its Structured Financing of N5.7 billion. Mr Oluwakotanmi Ojo, the Chief Financial Officer and Business Leader, FC Structured Finance,...
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