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Jigawa NDE trains 30 on poultry

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Jigawa coordinator of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Jamo, has said 30 persons have been selected for training and empowerment on poultry production across the state. Jambo disclosed this while flagging off ...

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AFAN commends Buhari on agriculture

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for revitalising the agricultural sector through the various intervention programmes aimed at improving food security in the country. The body made this commendation in a ...

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Youth invents automated farm factory

Stories by John Oba A youth, Mr Matthews Ajibola Oluwatosin, has invented a multipurpose low cost self –Farming Cloud Computing (IoT) system for tropical farming and scalable automated precision farming computer and software package designed from the ground up with ...

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KNSG spends N200m on seeds

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has purchased and distributed seeds worth N200 to tomato farmers in the state, according to the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Aside other interventions, “Kano state government has so far spent over ...

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Osun boasts of 563 hectares of cocoa plantation

As part of efforts to improve agricultural production, Osun State Investment Company Limited, OSICOL, has successfully planted 563 hectares of cocoa plantation. The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji, disclosed this in Osogbo, the state capital, during an interaction ...

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Nigeria and agric dimension of SDGs

The Paris convention held 2015, has set aside some goals that need to be achieved by 2030 for sustainable development of the world, and referred to as sustainable development goals (SDG). These goals were seventeen in number, as described by ...

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Govt develops agribusiness policy guideline

… By Oyibo Salihu   Lokoja Kogi state government in collaboration with Synergos Nigeria under the State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) has developed a policy strategy guideline draft document to drive agribusiness, investments and economic diversification initiative. The Permanent Secretary ...

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FG urged to increase investment in agric

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Popular Hollywood actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo has called on the federal government to increase investment in agriculture as it would stop rural-urban migration by youths in search of greener pastures. Mr. Kanayo, who said this in ...

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Institute proffers solution to food export

The Nigeria Institute of Food Science and Technology, NIFST, yesterday warned farmers against using fertiliser, pesticides, herbicides on produce for export. The Chairman, Lagos Chapter of the institute, Sunday Bamgbose, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency ...

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Okowa urges full participation in agric

Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has advocated for Nigerians’ full participation in the development of the agriculture sector in order to diversify and improve the nation’s economy. Speaking during the valedictory Thanksgiving Service of the Outgoing local government council ...

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IFAD-CASP to empower 727,000 in 7 states

By John Oba Abuja International Food and Agriculture Development (IFAD), Climate Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP), National Programme Coordinator, Mr. Muhammed Idah, has revealed that the organisation as commenced the empowerment of 727,000 direct farmers in seven northern states. ...

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