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About 40 participants in Iloffa, Oke-Ero Local Government area of Kwara, have benefitted from a training programme on Cassava Value Chain Development.
The General Manager, Kaduna Agricultural Development Agency (KADA), Dauda Ashafa has called on farmers in Kaduna state to move from the tradition farming methods to modern once with a view to accessing finance and technological knowhow to add value to their crops.
Legislators opposed to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 say government should increase the budget for agriculture instead of introducing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to counter food insecurity and other climate change challenges.
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has charged the management of Sterling Bank to focus more on agriculture financing in support of the Federal Government’s goals of diversifying the economy to address the country’s almost total dependence on proceeds from the oil and gas sector.
Cattle Colony: The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has rejected the suggestion made by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, that the solution to frequent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers is to establish cattle colonies in the country.
Seeds Importation: The AfricaSeeds, a programme of the African Union, has appealed for partnership with Nigeria to develop Africa’s seeds industry and stop importation of seeds on the continent.
Despite opposition by some civic groups, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, said it is to carry out confined field trials, CFT, on genetically modified cassava.
Agriculture: With a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth that failed to materialise from mineral deposits and increased urbanisation, latest Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), has indicated that agriculture will be Africa's quiet revolution.
The World Food Prize (WFP) Foundation is accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who has advanced in human development by improving the quality and availability of food in the world. ( Nomination Process Opens For Innovators In Agriculture)
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