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NIHORT to begin evaluation, distribution of new hybrid plantain, banana varieties to farmers

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) will in a short while begin evaluation of Hybrid plantain and banana germplasm for onward distribution to Nigerian...

DG NBMA Meets Staff Over Corona Virus Outbreak

The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)Dr Rufus Ebegba has met with the management and staff of the Biosecurity...

Eight digital tools developed by IITA that every smart cassava farmer must have in 2020

Africa is a major producer of cassava in the world, but many farmers are recording low yield per hectare (less than 10 tons per...

COVID-19: C/Rivers battling to sell, evacuate mature seedlings

The Central Bank of Nigeria has placed order for the Cross River Rice Seeds and Seedlings multiplication Factory...

Covid-19 lock down: Cattle dealers recount losses, begs for order relaxation in River State

This was as it says it has lost over 200 cattles to the tune of over N5 million.The...

Suspected herdsmen kill father, son, one other in Ondo farm

NO fewer than three persons including a father and his son were reportedly murdered in the farm by...

Food Security: Farmer Calls For Fertiliser Subsidy

A farmers’ leader in Rivers has pleaded with the Federal Government to subsidise fertilisers and other agro inputs to...

Suspected herdsmen invade Ondo community, kill three

Three persons have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Arimogija community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo...

How to preserve fried rice (video)

Preserving fried rice for a long time is an issue that most people face after the preparation. The...

Farmers count losses over COVID-19 lockdown order

Farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, counted losses over federal and state...

‘Federal government hasn’t released silos to operators one year after payment’

Indications have emerged that the Federal Government has not released the 20 strategic national grain reserves that were...

Removing agricultural, technical trade barriers

There are a lot of unscientific technical trade barriers that adversely affect exportation to other countries.  It is quite...

Stakeholders Commend Buhari Over Three Months Moratorium On Loans

LAGOS – Stakeholders in the Agriculture sector have commended President Muham­madu Buhari over his di­rective that a three...

HOW TO

Writing a Lobster Farming Business Plan [Sample Template]

Do you want to start a lobster farm and need to write a plan? If YES, here is a sample lobster farming business plan...

How Organic Pest Control Work and Its Effect

Does organic pest control methods work on mosquitoes, rodents, ants, ticks & fleas? Here is everything you need to know about biological pest control. What...

How Pest Control Ultrasonic Repeller Work and Its Effects

Does ultrasonic pest control devices work on mosquitoes, rodents, ants, ticks & fleas? Here is everything you need to know about ultrasonic repellers. Pests are...

Investing in cassava farming and processing for export

Export Types Cassava for export includes dry cassava leaves, chips, pellets, cassava meal, flour, flakes, starch, and ethanol. All these products can be exported....

How To Make Huge Profit Through Spices Processing, Packaging

Spices are a common ingredient in many dishes across Nigeria and beyond. We love them for the rich flavour, colour and taste they give...

All You Need To Know To Make Snail Farming Money Spinner

If you are looking for an agribusiness to invest in and one that is highly profitable, in which you do not have to lose...

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How Netherlands Is Impacting Agricultural Development In Nigeria

By Ogunfuyi Ayomikun Peter Michel Deelen is the head of office of the Netherlands Embassy in Lagos. He came to Nigeria in August, 2014. Before...

“Government Should Lift The Ban On GMOs”

“Government should lift the ban on GMOs to enable farmers reap the benefits of this Technology”

Transport Cost Erased With The Introduction of Green-House – Humphery Otalor

Mr. Humphery Otalor is the Marketing Communications Manager of Diezegoff. He has been with the company for over two years and has been supportive to the organization both in the agricultural and communication division, marketing communications and campaigns.

Cellulant Is Africa’s One-Stop-Shop For Payments – Bolaji Akinboro

“Our platform provides end users easy, reliable and secured access to mobile and payment services from their mobile phone and through our expansive agent network.” Cellulant CEO

“Support From Government To Agricultural Research Is Limited”

“We will appreciate more support from the government; such support can come in form of putting in place the necessary resources or by simply engaging the research institutes through funding to encourage investment in agriculture.”

“GMOs‘ll Come When We Are of Age” – Prof. Malachy Akoroda

Government should invest in agriculture to minimize the degree of food importation and this can be achieved provided there is strategic planning over a long period of time.

TECHNOLOGY

EXCLUSIVE: Calculating soil moisture from space earns VanderSat...

Though the storms of hundreds of billions of locusts ravaging crops across East Africa have been the worst in seventy years, most crop...

Agri-foodtech VCs assess Covid-19’s impact on the sector...

As we all “shelter in place” and “socially distance” ourselves, we are learning a lot about what we can live without. And what...

China’s biggest agrifood startup deals of 2019

AgFunder’s China AgriFood Startup Investing Report 2019 with Bits x Bites reveals that Chinese food and agriculture startups raised $3.6 billion last year,...

Indonesian ag marketplace TaniHub banks $17m in fresh...

Jakarta-based TaniHub Group has raised $17 million in ‘Series A-plus’ funding, following up on its $10 million Series A round in May last...

Swedish startup woos investors with “algae tech” for...

The proliferation of algae isn’t typically a good sign, environmentally speaking. Algae blooms, which are worsening with climate change, strangle other freshwater organisms...

DiMuto scores funding to take its traceability tech...

DiMuto, a supply chain visibility platform for the agrifood sector, has received funding from Colombia’s Latin Leap VC Studio.The Singaporean startup will use...

Satellite data uncovers 10.6 million acres of illegal...

A drive down some of Ukraine’s yawning roads is a lesson in scale. Fields of swaying crops span for miles beneath a blue...

Chinese agrifood startups raised $3.6bn in 2019 as...

Editor’s Note: Winnie Leung is vice president at Bits x Bites, an agtech and foodtech-focused venture capital firm based in Shanghai, China. AgFunder...

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COMMUNIQUE OF ICERIA 2019

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXPO ON...

Suspected herdsmen kill father, son, one other in Ondo farm

NO fewer than three persons including a father...

Food Security: Farmer Calls For Fertiliser Subsidy

A farmers’ leader in Rivers has pleaded with...

U.S.-Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (USATIGS-2019): Meet Our Speakers

Florence Torson-Hart: President, US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Florence Torson-Hart is the current Board Chair of the US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce headquartered in...

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FARM MANAGEMENT

Common Soybeans Diseases Symptoms And Treatment

Common Soybeans Diseases Symptoms And Treatment, Several diseases, including Phytophthora root and stem rot, pod and stem blight, frogeye leaf spot, brown spot, downy...

Common Banana Farming Diseases Symptoms And Treatment

Common Banana Farming Diseases Symptoms, Bananas may be one of the most popular fruits sold in the United States. Grown commercially as a food...

Common Poultry Diseases Symptoms And Treatment (Video)

Common Poultry diseases are no doubt one of the major challenges facing the poultry farming business industry in Nigeria. There have been many cases...

Rice Common Diseases, Symptoms And Management

Rice Common Diseases: Worldwide, rice is one of the most important crops and it represents a staple food for over half of the world’s population, with a global production of more than 700 million tons per year and a harvested area reaching 165 million ha. (Rice Common Diseases, Symptoms And Management)

Ruminant Animals Common Diseases, Symptoms And Treatment

Ruminant Animals: These animals all have a digestive system that is uniquely different from our own. Instead of one compartment to the stomach they have four. Common diseases, symptoms and treatment of ruminant animals are as follow.

Common Diseases of Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant and Potato

Common Tomato Diseases, Tomato, pepper, eggplant and potato, popular garden crops in the Solanaceae family of plants, are susceptible to several diseases that can...

NEWS

COVID-19: C/Rivers battling to sell, evacuate mature seedlings

The Central Bank of Nigeria has placed order for the Cross River Rice Seeds and Seedlings multiplication Factory...

Covid-19 lock down: Cattle dealers recount losses, begs for order relaxation in River State

This was as it says it has lost over 200 cattles to the tune of over N5 million.The...

Suspected herdsmen kill father, son, one other in Ondo farm

NO fewer than three persons including a father and his son were reportedly murdered in the farm by...

Food Security: Farmer Calls For Fertiliser Subsidy

A farmers’ leader in Rivers has pleaded with the Federal Government to subsidise fertilisers and other agro inputs to...

Suspected herdsmen invade Ondo community, kill three

Three persons have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Arimogija community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo...

How to preserve fried rice (video)

Preserving fried rice for a long time is an issue that most people face after the preparation. The...

Farmers count losses over COVID-19 lockdown order

Farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Friday, counted losses over federal and state...

‘Federal government hasn’t released silos to operators one year after payment’

Indications have emerged that the Federal Government has not released the 20 strategic national grain reserves that were...

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FMARD PROGRAMMES

The Green Alternative : Nigeria’s Agriculture...

The Agriculture Promotion Policy 2016-2020 document, “The Green Alternative ” is the outcome of...

Staple Crops Processing Zones (SCPZ)

This idea focuses on attracting private sector agribusinesses to set up processing plants in...

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System For...

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) – a new innovative mechanism...
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