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Minister decries lack of improved cocoa seedlings

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, has attributed Nigeria’s loss of cocoa powder in the global market to a lack...

Buhari charges agric varsities to bridge food insecurity gap

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged universities of agriculture in the country to bridge the gap of food insecurity and address the nation’s dependence on...

Improved food production: Council establishes Communication centre

The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) has established a Communication Centre to improve food production and ensure a reduction in the cost of...

Plateau hosts root crops farmers’ seminar tomorrow

The Coordinator of Plateau Potatoes Value Chain, Mr. Thomas Muopshin, said no fewer than 1,500 potatoes and other root crops farmers will converge on...

Boosting agricultural production in Nigeria via technology transfer

Unarguably, agricultural technology transfer plays major role in transforming agricultural production. It facilitates the movement of skills essential for improving farm production. George Mgendi, Mao...

Farmers commend FG over release of high yield genetically modified cowpea

Farmers have commended the Federal Government for releasing the high yield genetically modified cowpea (beans), which they noted would boost food security. The farmers spoke...

Nigeria has potential to generate N188bn from Cassava annually – Expert

Nigeria has the economic potential to generate 427.3 million dollars (N188bn) from domestic value-addition to cassava, and earn additional 2.98 billion dollars (N1.2 trn)...

Nigeria produces 2m metric tonnes of onions annually – Minister

Nigeria produces around two million metric tonnes of onions per year, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Muhammad Abubakar said at the 4th annual regional...

US based mushroom organisation presents certificates to 154 mushroom farmers

A US-based mushroom farm, Mbeng Adio Mushroom Farms (MAMF) Global LCC has presented certificates to no fewer than 154 mushroom farmers trained on mushroom...

AfDB chief seeks fix to energy deficiency for competitive industry

The President, African Development Bank (AFDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said unless Nigeria tackles its energy deficiency and reliability, its industries will remain uncompetitive. Adesina,...

Cooperative signs MoU with U.S. based Mushroom Farms to enhance market

Grassroot Agricultural Cooperative Society on Friday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with  Mbeng Adio Mushroom Farms Global LCC, Deleware, USA , for enhanced...

FG approves genetically modified maize for open cultivation

The Federal Government on Sunday granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize in the country. This is contained in a statement...

1.3% agric output insufficient for food, raw materials demands – Ighodalo

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Asue Ighodalo, has said that the annual agriculture output of 1.3 per cent is insufficient...

Jigawa to expand existing grazing reserves, cattle route

Jigawa is poised to expand its existing cattle grazing reserves, Gov. Muhammad Badaru has said. The assurance is contained in a statement issued by in...

3,000 Kogi youths to be employed by NALDA’s agriculture scheme — Gov. Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has lauded the proposed National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) scheme in the state, noting that it would...

Nigeria’s current food system weak, vulnerable to shocks, says minister

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, has described the country’s food system as weak and vulnerable to shocks. Shehuri disclosed...

Kano Govt, France partner to boost agriculture

The Kano Government will partner with France boost agriculture and develop economic activities in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje made this in Kano while receiving...

FG, Yobe set aside N12bn for 3 livestock centres

The Federal and Yobe Government have set aside N12 billion for the establishment of three integrated livestock development centres in the three senatorial districts...

FG trains castor farmers on new production techniques in Kano

The Federal Government has trained castor farmers drawn from the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano on new production techniques and good agricultural...

Buhari ratifies International Coffee Agreement 2007

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in Abuja, confirmed and ratified International Coffee Agreement 2007, following the Federal Executive Council (FEC), approval of Nigeria’s membership...
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