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Ten New Agricultural Officers Sworn Into Foreign Service

FAS reported that ten employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) were sworn in as Foreign Service Officers today...

Sokoto govt. gets N4bn loan for farmers

Alhaji Nagwari Tambuwal, Sokoto State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the State Government had accessed N4billion loan for its medium and large-scale...

EU-28: EU Announces New 500 Million Farm Crisis Aid Package

On July 18, 2016, the EU approved a new €500 million support package for European farmers that are still suffering from the ongoing price...

Ten New Agricultural Officers Sworn Into Foreign Service

FAS reported that ten employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) were sworn in as Foreign Service Officers today...

Ivory Coast banana growers on the comeback trail

Two years after devastating floods, banana planters in Ivory Coast have staged a comeback, eyeing an increase in production and new markets for the...

FG to begin paddock development to end herdsmen/farmers clash

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the ministry will begin the paddock development (growing of special grasses for cattle)...

FG to encourage production of selected crops for export – Minister

The Federal Government said on Tuesday that it would continue to encourage the production of some selected crops in the country for export.NAN reported...

‘Research can boost poultry, animal production’

For poultry and animal production to be viable, they must be research-driven, an expert, Dr Olugbenga Ogunwole has said.Ogunwole of the Department of Animal...

‘ Farmers need technology to improve agriculture’

Use  of machinery has become more important in agriculture as labour costs continue to rise, National Sales Manager, Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr Kunle Dabiri has...

Towards safe, high quality meat

For slaughterhouses to supply safe, hygienic and good quality beef products that meet domestic and international demands, Veterinarians have roles to play, in all...

AfricaRice trains Kano youths on enhancing rice value chain

…Distributes Threshers To FarmersAfrica Rice research center has trained 28 rice farmers in handling and maintenance of thresher Machines, specially fabricated for paddy harvest...

Thailand business group to invest $400m in agriculture in Anambra

The Anambra Government and Thai Borneo Energy Ltd, Thailand, are collaborating to attract agricultural investment projects valued at 400 million dollars to the state.Mr...

FG/IFAD programme distributes agric inputs to 5,000 farmers in Niger

The Federal Government, in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has commenced the distribution of farm inputs to 5,000 farmers in Niger.Alhaji...

Anambra records $5m vegetable exports to Europe

In a bid to underscore the importance of diversifying the economy and  attracting more industries to Anambra state, Chief Willy Obiano has confirmed that...

How agric wastes can generate wealth

By Dayo Johnson, A university don, Prof. Babatunde Ajayi, says wastes generated from the agricultural sector can serve as raw materials capable of sustaining wealth...
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