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Nigeria Striving To Be World’s Top Yam Exporter – Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has pledged support for yam producers, saying the country is pushing to become the...

Investing In Seeds Central To Meeting Demands – IITA

The director, system and site integration, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Kwesi Atta-Krah, has urged investors in seed production plants to help...
OBOPS II Empowers 1,000 Farmers, Creates Wealth In Osun

Bird Flu: FG To Compensate Ebonyi Poultry Farmers

The federal government is to compensate Ebonyi State poultry farmers affected by the December 2016 Avian Influenza attack on poultry farms in the state,...

Akinwumi Adesina Emerges 2017 World Food Prize Laureate

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, whose name was selected yesterday...

Celebrating Our Past And Positioning Our Future: Foresight Dimension Of IITA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Being a speech delivered by Dr. Kwesi Atta-Krah, to journalists during IITA Media Day organised as part of activities to celebrate her golden jubilee,...

Agriculture Is The Way To Become Wealthy But It Can’t Happen The Way Our...

Developing creative messages/methods that would attract young people to agriculture could help Africa to attract youth to agriculture and end the rising unemployment in...

FG To Provide Enough Fertiliser For Farmers In 2017

The federal government said on Sunday that adequate provision has been made for farmers across the country to have enough fertiliser to grow food...

FAO Distributes Seeds, Fertilisers To Over 1Million Farmers in North-east

As part of efforts, led by the Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by...

FG Restates Commitment To Job Creation Through Agriculture

The Federal government through the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has again expressed the political will and commitment...

The Health Benefits of Banana (Musa)

The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, others include; scarlet banana (Musa coccinea), pink banana (Musa velutina) and...

The Health Benefits of Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus)

Frequent Consumption of cucumber has long been linked to reduce the danger of many adverse health conditions. As a member of the botanical family Cucurbitaceae,...