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As Stakeholders Move To Reposition Agriculture As Mainstay Of Nigeria’s Economy

Agriculture which was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy before the discovery of crude oil, from 1960 to 1969, accounted for an average of 57.0...

With Customs’ reputation for aiding rice smuggling, how logical is border...

When rice is smuggled into Nigeria, it is not all brought in bits that are hidden in weird vehicle compartments or as single bags....

Profitable Farming: 5 Farm Ventures That Make Money

If you aim to make a living off the land, consider one of these projects in profitable farming that will provide a good start...

Ways Nigerian Government, states can treat agriculture as business

The Green Alternative, a policy and strategy document of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture says, “The new policy regime, tagged the Agriculture Promotion Policy...

How Nigeria can become self-sufficient in meat production

The Centre for Genomics Research and Innovation (CGRI) has said that the use of genomics methods would make the country self-sufficient in meat and...

Buhari is making Nigerians hungry again

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari was by profession a soldier. Like many retired military men, he is a farmer by vocation. Given his electoral promises, the...

Africa failing to win hunger war, despite gains in Agriculture –...

Africa is not winning the war to end hunger, says African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina. And Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: A Framework for Africa

Mechanization powers the way to Africa’s sustainable development TICAD7 hears renewed calls for sustainable agricultural mechanization in Africa 30 August 2019, Yokohama - Agriculture is crucial...

Why Nigeria has restricted food imports

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to block food importers' requests for foreign currency in a bid to boost local...

The future of food: Why farming is moving indoors

A car park opposite the infamous New York City housing estate where rapper Jay-Z grew up seems an unlikely place for an agricultural revolution. Ten...

Circular agriculture, the model of the future

In September 2018, the Dutch minister for agriculture Carola Schouten announced that circular agriculture will become her main policy goal. Circular agriculture, also known...

Fake seeds, ‘ban’ on fertiliser: Inputs present plethora of challenges for...

There is a practise where ‘grains’ are sold to farmers instead of ‘seeds’, and when this is done, the eventual yield would not meet...

How dangerous are GMO foods in Nigeria?

Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods according to a school of thought can cause cancers and other diseases in humans, but to others, it is...

The 25 Most Innovative Ag-Tech Startups

By Maggie McGrath and Chloe SorvinoWhen our nation was founded 241 years ago, farming was the economy’s primary driver. By 1870, nearly half of...

How Science Is Shaping Agriculture In Nigeria

By Jim Rex-Lawson MosesFrom automated milking machines to computerized green houses; drones to satellites; apps to other scientific inventions; research findings to nutritional needs...

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