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Ngige Urges ICT Companies to Support Agriculture, Mining

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has called on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies in Nigeria to support the economic...

FG Has Empowered 3m Farmers Through Sasakawa Global – Ogbeh

The minister of agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that Nigeria has worked with more than 4,500 extension agents and three...

Plaintain, Banana Business Can Boost Economy —Hon. Oghenekaro Adjarho

Hon. Oghenekaro Adjarho, is the national chairman, Banana and Plantain Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, in this exclusive interview with Ruth Tene...

Agriculture Is Not The Magic Solution

Anytime I hear Nigerian presidents, ministers, governors, economists, analysts and commentators declare that agriculture is the alternative to oil, and that the solution to...

Agriculture: FG Tasks Youths On Food Security

The Federal Government has called on youths to help ensure food security is achieved in the country by deploying their energy towards productive engagement...

IITA-CWMP, Bayer CropScience Train Extension Service Providers, Others

Towards building the capacities of stakeholders to effectively tackle the problem of weeds, especially in cassava farming systems, the Institute of International Tropical Agriculture...

FG, Arla foods Seal Pact on Capacity Building for Dairy Farmers

In its bids to commence the local sourcing of its dairy products, Arla Foods, producers of Dano Milk has signed a memorandum of Understanding...

Nigeria Provides 70 per cent of Seeds Used in West Africa, says Lokpobiri

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has disclosed that about 70 per cent of the seeds used in...

Olam Moves to Accelerate Ginger Value Chain in Kaduna

Ginger farmers in Southern Kaduna have received a fillip that would enhance their harvest, with a workshop, organised by Olam Nigeria for 500 ginger...

3 Big Things Today, August 29

1. WHEAT DROPS TO LOWEST IN 10 YEARS ON AMPLE WORLD OUTPUTWheat futures dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade on...

Minnesota Sets Broadest U.S. Limits On Chemicals Blamed For Bee Declines

Minnesota’s governor on Friday ordered the broadest restrictions yet in a U.S. state on the use of agricultural pesticides that have been blamed for...

Farm Mechanisation Trend In Nigeria: Indigenous – Quasi Efforts And Challenges (II)

Seed Cum Fertilizer Broadcaster was indigenously fabricated by the engineers in MAGLANDS Creations for use as seeds broadcaster and fertilizer applicator. These operations are...

Pro Farmer Sees Record U.S. Corn, Soy Crops, But Below USDA View

Bumper corn and soybean crops are expected in the United States this fall but the harvests will likely fall short of records projected by...

FACAN Elects New Executive

Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN) has elected officers to run its affairs for two years. They are Dr Victor Iyama, who...

Agric Policy Journal Launched In Abuja

An agricultural policy research journal has been launched in Abuja. It was launched by Agricultural Policy Research Network (APRNet), with support from the International...
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