Agro Local News Uncategorized

WHAT OGUN GOVT IS DOING TO ADDRESS FOOD SUFFICIENCY CHALLENGE —AGRIC COMMISSIONER

The Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr. Adeola Odedina, reveals the efforts of the state government under the leadership of Governor Dapo Abiodun, to make agriculture business attractive to young people, government strategy to move agriculture forward even after COVID-19 pandemic, and other issues. Excerpts: Ogun, the Gateway State, is blessed with vast land good Continue Reading
Cassava Farming

ENUGU TRAINS EXTENSION WORKERS ON IMPROVED AGRONOMIC PRACTICES, WEED CONTROL

The Enugu State Government has trained extension workers on weed management in cassava and maize farming systems in the state. The training conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI), was the fallout of the meeting held with commissioners of agriculture in 2019. At least 40 extension […]Continue Reading
Fish Farming

COVID-19: STAKEHOLDERS COUNT LOSSES IN AQUACULTURE

Stakeholders in the aquaculture sector have raised alarm of a looming food crisis, unless sound and decisive measures are taken to sustain food supply chains and to protect the poor and vulnerable communities. They noted with dismay that COVID-19 has affected the entire value chain in the industry from pre-production, production, processing, storage, transportation, and Continue Reading
Agribusiness

FARMER WRITES SANWO-OLU, RECOMMENDS WAYS TO AVERT POST COVID-19 FOOD CRISIS

To avert post COVID-19 food crisis in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been advised to embark on allocation of farmlands to real farmers, provide tractors to open up farmlands and establish a collection hub and processing centres in all the five zones of the state-Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry, Ikeja and Surulere. The Chief Executive Officer/Managing […]Continue Reading
Agro Exports

REMOVING AGRICULTURAL, TECHNICAL TRADE BARRIERS

There are a lot of unscientific technical trade barriers that adversely affect exportation to other countries.  It is quite necessary that the Nigerian government begins to provide measures to solve such problems. All necessary problems in agricultural export business being faced in respect to explorations of produce across the country should be removed. There is […]Continue Reading