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FG Flags Off Presidential Fertiliser Initiative To Boost Production, Lower Prices

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative of the Buhari Administration has started yielding results, with the production of more than 4,000 metric tonnes of locally-blended fertilizer...

Cros Agro Allied Ltd To Invest $65m In Nigeria’s Potato Sub-Sector

Cros Agro Allied Ltd, a Nigerian agribusiness company, has announced a commitment to invest $65 million in the country’s potato sector. In its investment commitment,...

SPECIAL REPORT: ‎How Buhari’s Agric Programme Is Creating Jobs, Pushing Nigeria Towards Self-Sufficiency In...

At eight every morning, hundreds of farmers throng Birni Sala, an upland farming area along Gubin Ka (River Ka), in Jega town of Kebbi...

42,000 Birds Die As Bird Flu Attack Plateau

Bird Flu killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau, between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association...

FG Packages Bailout For Nigeria’s Poultry Farmers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is leading an urgent effort by the Federal Government to bailout poultry farmers now confronting various challenges. The poultry...

Osun Can Produce Rice For Southwest – Aregbesola

The Governor, state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday confirmed the claims of a research that the state has the capacity to meet...

Fidelity Bank To Support Agric Value-Chain

Fidelity Bank Plc., has pledged to support ongoing efforts aimed at strengthening Nigeria’s agricultural value-chain by providing innovative funding schemes and technical advisory services...

BUA Group Partners Kano Farmers To Boost Local Rice Production

In fulfillment of the Federal Government’s policy of boosting rice production in Kano State, the BUA Rice Ltd, a subsidiary of BUA Group, is...

ECOWAS Advances 10-year Investment Plan On Emerging Agric Issues

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has developed a 10-year Regional Agricultural Investment Plan (RAIP), to address emerging issues, such as climate...

How To Boost Vegetable Production For Export – Experts

Vegetables are very nutritious crops widely cultivated and consumed by humans around the world. It has been recently reported that vegetable scarcity has hit the...

Expert Tasks Nigerians On Agric Wastes

Professor of Animal Nutrition, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Dr Gbolagunte Sunday Ojewola, has described the volume of wastes generated...

HarvestPlus Plans 500,000mt Demand For Biofortified Crops, Foods In 2017

— Named Semi-finalist In MacArthur Foundation Competition For $100m Grant HarvestPlus is targeting 500,000 metric tonnes demand for biofortified crops and foods in Nigeria this year;...

Senator Distributes Water Pumps To Dry-Season Farmers‎ In Bauchi

The senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial district, Senator Ali Wakili has distributed 114 water pumps to dry season farmers in his constituency. Speaking during the...

Food Security: Why Yam Scarcity, Price Increase May Persist

• Herdsmen Frustrate Yam Production In Taraba • Flooding, Kidnapping Stall Yam Farming In Kogi • Fading Soil Fertility Affects Benue Farmers • Cost Of Transportation, Seedlings...

Association Lauds Borno On Water Supply

The Borehole Drillers Association of Nigeria (BODAN) has commended Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima for providing water equipment across the state. Its president, Francis Uzoma,...
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