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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...

‘Research, Innovation In Agriculture Pivotal To Economic Development’

Stakeholders present at the International Conference and Expo on Research and Innovations in Agriculture (ICERIA) have unanimously agreed that research and innovations in the...

Agric crowdfunding operators warn Nigerians against scams, pool N20bn for investment

Nigerians have been warned to avoid traps of scammers in the name of agricultural crowdfunding platforms offering unrealistic...

Stakeholders charge CBN to implement university-based poultry scheme

The announced latest efforts in July 2019 at an event in the head office, when the governor, Mr...

I will steer Bayelsa towards commerce and agriculture ― Diri

New Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has set commerce and agriculture as the main priorities of...

Lagos reiterates commitment to grow GDP through agriculture

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said his government is resolved to optimally harness its comparative and competitive...

FCTA Trains Rural Farmers On Plantain, Banana Production

ABUJA- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the...

Delta Herdsmen Killings: Uwheru kingdom bans consumption of beef

UGHELLI – IN a bid to discourage the business of cattle rearing and stifle the activities of armed...

NANONO: Appraising Nigeria agricultural value chain

Agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy before the discovery of crude oil. From 1960 to 1969, the...

Poultry, egg prices fall on Covid-19 rumours

Wholesale prices of poultry and egg in the country have plunged by 15-30 per cent since the outbreak of...

How to maximize potentials of plantain

• Missing In Nations’ Export List • Inadequate Knowledge Of Improved Cultural Practices Is A Challenge — Dademu • Lack...

VSF supports Northeast insurgency victims with 3,600 goats

To lessen the hardship experienced in the Northeast region due to activities of Boko Haram insurgents, which led...

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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....

Making 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...

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...

How to cultivate pumpkin for sustainable income

The pumpkin is popularly known as ugu. It is a native plant of West Africa and is mostly grown and consumed in the southern...

50 Small Agricultural Business Ideas

Agricultural Business Ideas Urban Agriculture You don’t need a huge space to get into the agriculture business. If you have a city or suburban home, you...

How to Maximise ROI from Your Farm

How to Maximise ROI from Your Farm: When aiming to get the most return on investment, the location of your farm business will determine...

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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.

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Elemental Excelerator is seeking applications for its 9th...

The non-profit program backs growing companies solving key challenges in agriculture with up to $1 million in funding — apply by March 26!Elemental...

Agtech acquisition alert! Israel’s ICL acquires Growers to...

ICL, the $5 billion Israeli fertilizer company, has acquired North Carolina-based Growers Holdings, a data-driven farming platform that aims to provide farmers, agronomists,...

What if we viewed ranches as national parks...

A note from Abigail Ryder, Program Director, Rethink Events: We’re looking forward to a lively debate at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit as Meredith Ellis...

Niman Ranch’s GM talks life post-acquisition, livestock tech,...

When an entrenched big food company buys a progressive newcomer, skepticism over whether the startup can maintain its integrity under the parent company’s...

BREAKING: Pea power! Israeli seed breeder Equinom closes...

Equinom, an Israeli seed breeding startup designing enhanced crops like “shatter-free sesame” or peas bulked with a higher protein content without genetic engineering,...

Bayer is betting on chemical ag with new...

Bayer held a Crop Science R&D Pipeline Showcase last week that highlighted the ag giant’s current portfolio of technology and revealed that a...

India’s answer to vertical farming raises $5.5m Series...

India’s fresh produce industry has severe shortcomings. Bottom line: Not enough of it gets produced; nor can its consumers rely on its consistency...

Wisdom (and wallets) of the crowd: Small Robot...

Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agrobotics startup, has told AFN that it has closed its latest Crowdcube equity crowdfunding campaign at £2.1...

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COMMUNIQUE OF ICERIA 2019

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

I will steer Bayelsa towards commerce and agriculture ― Diri

New Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri...

Lagos reiterates commitment to grow GDP through agriculture

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said his...

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...

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Agric crowdfunding operators warn Nigerians against scams, pool N20bn for investment

Nigerians have been warned to avoid traps of scammers in the name of agricultural crowdfunding platforms offering unrealistic...

Stakeholders charge CBN to implement university-based poultry scheme

The announced latest efforts in July 2019 at an event in the head office, when the governor, Mr...

I will steer Bayelsa towards commerce and agriculture ― Diri

New Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has set commerce and agriculture as the main priorities of...

Lagos reiterates commitment to grow GDP through agriculture

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said his government is resolved to optimally harness its comparative and competitive...

FCTA Trains Rural Farmers On Plantain, Banana Production

ABUJA- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the...

Delta Herdsmen Killings: Uwheru kingdom bans consumption of beef

UGHELLI – IN a bid to discourage the business of cattle rearing and stifle the activities of armed...

NANONO: Appraising Nigeria agricultural value chain

Agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy before the discovery of crude oil. From 1960 to 1969, the...

Poultry, egg prices fall on Covid-19 rumours

Wholesale prices of poultry and egg in the country have plunged by 15-30 per cent since the outbreak of...

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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...
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