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Urban Farming, Future Of Agriculture

Urban Farming: The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere in the country, in the suburbs.

ARMTI Trains 40 Youths On Cassava Value Chain Development

About 40 participants in Iloffa, Oke-Ero Local Government area of Kwara, have benefitted from a training programme on Cassava Value Chain Development.

Move From Traditional Farming Methods To Access Finance, Technology

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.

MPs To Govt – Farmers Need Money, Not GMOs

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.

Emir Of Kano Advises Sterling Bank To Focus On Agriculture

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.

APDA Rejects Proposal For Cattle Colony

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.

AU Seeks To End Seeds Importation With Partnership With Nigeria

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.

Institute To Commence Trial On Genetically Modified Cassava In Nigeria

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 Will Be Africa’s Quite Revolution, Says Report

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.

WFP: Global Nomination Process Opens For Innovators In Agriculture

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)

Ex-Envoy Harps On Potential In Agric Sector

A former Nigerian envoy to Greece, Ambassador Ayodeji Ayodele, has urged the Ekiti State Government to explore opportunities in the agric sector to boost...

Things To Consider Before Exporting Plants And Their Products

Things to consider before exporting plants and their products, Acceptable standards and quality assurance of agricultural products for export is region and country specific....

Legislative Backing Required To Drive Agribusiness

Legislative backing required to drive agribusiness, Policy inconsistency has almost become a norm in Nigeria. In agriculture, this has meant ill thought-out export/import restrictions....

U.S. Grain Companies Fear Harm From New Tax Law

The new U.S. tax law is poised to drive more control over the nation’s grain supply to farmer-owned cooperatives, provoking concern among ethanol producers...

Akeredolu Talks Tough On Herdsmen Brigandage In Ondo

Akeredolu talks tough on herdsmen brigandage in Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has warned that his administration will no longer tolerate...