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Experts raise fresh concerns over threats of GMOs in crops

Task FG, CBN, BOI On Local Farmers Empowerment Despite the benefits attributed to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in agriculture and food production, experts...

ARCN Appoints 7 New Provosts For Federal Colleges Of Agriculture

The Agricultural Research Council Of Nigeria (ARCN) on Tuesday appointed new Provosts for  seven (7) Federal Colleges of Agriculture and an Executive Director for...

IITA and EAGC agree to work towards producing aflatoxin-free grains for health and trade

Ibadan, Nigeria/Nairobi, Kenya - The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) today signed an agreement to work...

Farmers use private warehouses for storage in South-South zone — Survey

In the absence of functional government silos in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers, farmers across the four...

Gombe Farmers Advise Colleagues To Embrace Improved Seedlings To Enhance Productivity

Some farmers in Gombe State have called on fellow farmers to embrace the use of improved seedlings to...

How To Invest In Spices Processing And Packaging Business

 Spices are a common ingredient in many dishes across Nigeria and beyond. We love them for the rich...

Lagos Reiterates Support To FADAMA Project

 Lagos State Government has said that it will continue to support the community-driven FADAMA Development Project Additional Financing...

Anambra Community Appeals For Release Of Airport Land For Agricultural Activities

 The Umueri community in Anambra East Local Government Area has asked the Anambra Government to relinquish to it...

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“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.

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.”

INTERNATIONAL

NCAM tasks stakeholders on appropriate technologies for enhanced...

Despite the country’s array of fertile land, billions of naira are spent yearly on food importation, due to failure to utilise its abundant inherent...

Should regen ag include gene editing? Readers respond

In a recent article, we asked whether regenerative agriculture practitioners should embrace gene editing and other biotechnologies. Regenerative agriculture is a growing movement focused...

Aquaponics startup Seed & Roe snags $15m, rebrands...

Fish and leafy greens may appear to be unlikely bedfellows. Not so much for Upward Farms. “The tech we use is a combo of aquaculture...

Campbell’s Soup sells agrifoodtech fund investment in Acre...

Campbell’s Soup has sold its stake in Acre Venture Partners Fund I to private markets group StepStone in a secondary transaction. Campbell’s was the...

Why precision agriculture is essential in combating climate...

Editor’s note: Slava Mazai is the CEO of OneSoil, a Belarus-based startup that develops an AI-powered precision farming platform and is a member of...

A mini guide to Latin American agrifoodtech in...

The year 2019 was a breakout year for Latin American agrifoodtech and 2020 is already shaping up to beat those records, in spite of...

Protenga nets $1.6m for its ‘zero-waste’ approach to...

UK agritech venture builder Roslin Technologies and Enterprise Singapore’s SEEDS Capital, an investment vehicle linked with the city-state’s government, have pumped $1.6 million into...

Taranis banks $30m Series C with tech giants...

Agricultural imaging and analytics firm Taranis has raised $30 million in a Series C round co-led by Vertex Growth — an affiliate of Singapore...

EVENTS/TRAINING

29th DAME Awards: ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting’

Now in its 29th Year, the Diamond Awards for...

How To Invest In Spices Processing And Packaging Business

 Spices are a common ingredient in many dishes...

Lagos Reiterates Support To FADAMA Project

 Lagos State Government has said that it will...

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

Farmers use private warehouses for storage in South-South zone — Survey

In the absence of functional government silos in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers, farmers across the four...

Gombe Farmers Advise Colleagues To Embrace Improved Seedlings To Enhance Productivity

Some farmers in Gombe State have called on fellow farmers to embrace the use of improved seedlings to...

How To Invest In Spices Processing And Packaging Business

 Spices are a common ingredient in many dishes across Nigeria and beyond. We love them for the rich...

Lagos Reiterates Support To FADAMA Project

 Lagos State Government has said that it will continue to support the community-driven FADAMA Development Project Additional Financing...

Anambra Community Appeals For Release Of Airport Land For Agricultural Activities

 The Umueri community in Anambra East Local Government Area has asked the Anambra Government to relinquish to it...

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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...