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Seed council reconstitutes biosafety committee

Stories by John Oba Abuja Eight member International Bio-safety Committee (IBC) has been reconstituted to replace the IBC committee inaugurated in 2013. The director general, National Agricultural Seed Council Dr. Philip Ojo during national biosafety guidelines domestication, held in Abuja ...

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FG urges herdsmen/farmers reconciliation

The federal government has called on the governments of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) to proffer solution to incessant herdsmen/farmers clash in the sub-region. Speaking on behalf of Nigeria, during a courtesy visit made by West African ...

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FAO expresses fear over famine in Nigeria

Stories by John Oba Abuja The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report released last week has further collaborated the famine alarmed raised by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media ...

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China donates mycotoxin handbooks to Nigeria

As part of efforts to assist Nigeria in its fight against exportation of sub-standard non-oil and agriculture produce, and to achieve food safety, the Peoples’ Republic of China, through her embassy in Nigeria, has donated Mycotoxin handbooks to Nigeria. Presenting ...

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… To continue subsidy on seeds

The federal government has reiterates that it would continue to subsidy quality seeds for farmers as part of efforts to encourage food sufficiency. The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, gave the assurance yesterday ...

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Rice processor laments continuous smuggling

Rice Processors Association of Nigeria(RIPAN) has lamented the massive smuggling of rice into the country saying if not checked, will kill the huge investment of private sector stakeholders in the rice value chain. Speaking with Newsmen last Thursday, the Chairman,Abubakar ...

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Vet doctors get new leaders

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), at the weekend, has elected a new executive to run the affairs of the association for another two years. After the election, which was done during the association`s 53rd conference at Enugu, Dr. Godwin ...

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FG, WAAPP launch improved cassava stem

As part of efforts to boost agricultural productivity with improved inputs, the West Africa Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria) has commenced the distribution of improved varieties of cassava stems to farmers in Benue state, JOHN OBA, writes. In view of the importance ...

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