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Minister Hails Bauchi Governor For Rice Production

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Audu Ogbeh has lauded Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar for giving agriculture, especially rice production, a boost. A...

FG Strategizes For Effective Pest Control Measures

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. Bukar Hassan has said that all efforts directed at increased agricultural productivity...

Rice Importation Drops To 21,000 MT From 644,131MT In Two Years, Says Fed Govt

The Federal Government yesterday said rice importation from Thailand had dropped from 644,131 Metric Tonnes to about 21,000 MT between September 2015 and September...

How Indigenous Food Production Firm Partner Government To Eliminate Hunger

Before the oil boom, agriculture was the mainstay of the Nigerian economy, providing jobs for many people. However, today, eradicating poverty and hunger is...

150 Libyan Deportees For Agro Training

Edo State government is training 150 indigenes deported from Libya. The 10-day training, which was opened by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Monday Osaigbovo, is holding...

Wheat Farmers Struggle For Improved Seeds As Planting Begins

The National Chairman of Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN), Salim Muhammad, has said that certified high yielding wheat seeds are not readily accessible...

Thugs Sack NIFOR Management, Take Over Institute

Thugs armed with dangerous weapons last Monday invaded the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research, NIFOR, Edo State, sacking the Executive Director, ED, before...

NAFDAC, NBMA Sign MoU On Regulation Of GMOs

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), today 21st November, 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Agency for Food and Drugs...

BATN Foundation Empowers Farmers With N200m Support

Chairman, Board of Directors, the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) Foundation, Alh. Falalu Bello has said the organisation spent about N200 million to support...

IFAD Distributes N8.6m Rice Processing Equipment To Farmers In Niger

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) on Tuesday distributed rice processing equipment worth N8.6 million to five...

No Going Back On Benue’s Anti-Grazing Law

It came after one of the leaders of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Saleh Alhassan, called the law a time bomb. The Benue State government insists...

Agriculture: Evidence-Based Insurance Road Map For Farmers Launched

A working paper that contains a roadmap for evidence-based insurance development for Nigeria’s farmers have been launched in Abuja. The public presentation of the working...

Ondo Govt. Set To Empower 1,000 Unemployed Youths On Beekeeping

The Ondo State Government says it is planning to empower more than 1,000 unemployed youths via the business of beekeeping. Mr Akin Olotu, the Senior...

FG Consults UK Experts On Yam Preservation

The federal government has invited yam specialists from the United Kingdom to liaise with local exporters on the preservation of the food crop. This was...

5,320 Displaced Households Get N1.2bn Fadama lll Support In Yobe

Yobe commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Mustapha Gajerima, says the N1.2 billion food assistance and livelihood support provided by Fadama lll Additional Financing ll has...
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