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HOW PPP IN WEATHER INFORMATION BOOSTS FOOD PRODUCTION

Sharp decline in global oil prices in recent years, depletion of the nation’s foreign exchange earnings and consequent economic hardship in the country have compelled the Federal Government to make a move for diversification of the economy with a focus on agriculture and solid minerals development. The move was targeted at achieving a sustainable economy, […]Continue Reading
Food Production

I WILL PREVAIL ON FG TO COMPLETE IRRIGATION PROJECTS

Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Honourable Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, won the Rano, Bunkure and Kibiya Federal constituency to the House of Representatives in the last National Assembly poll, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He spoke with MURTALA ADEWALE on his plans to sponsor bills that would enhance agricultural development and […]Continue Reading
Food Production

FOOD PRODUCTION IN DANGER AS NIMET PREDICTS ERRATIC RAINFALLS

The Nigerian Meteorology Agency (NIMET) has warned farmers to expect lower and erratic rainfalls, which in turn, may hamper food production. The agency said this in its 2019 outlook, scientifically predicting that there would be late onset of and early cessation of rainfalls; and that the rainfall season would be occasioned by dry interregna that […]Continue Reading
Food Production

IBADAN CENTRAL ABATTOIR AND GOVERNMENT’S PUSH FOR INTEGRATED AGRO-ALLIED DEVELOPMENT

FEMI IBIROGBA brings reports of the economic interests of various stakeholders in the recent Ibadan central abattoir crisis in Oyo State. The Ibadan Central Abattoir may have gulped over N3 billion, as Oyo State Government officials and developers have exclusively said that the project is a catalyst to integrated agro-allied industry development of the state. […]Continue Reading
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BENUE FARMERS GET N100M CASSAVA PRODUCTION INPUT

MAKURDI—As part of efforts to grow annual food production in the country, over N100 million worth of input have been distributed free to selected Benue farmers to boost cassava production in the state. Gov Ortom of Benue State Among items distributed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, Value Chain Develop-ment Programme, VCDP, to […]Continue Reading
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WHY ARE MY WATERMELONS TURNING BLACK?

Watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) do best with a long, warm summer, although you can grow them in most areas. While they’re relatively easy to grow, watermelons are vulnerable to some diseases and cultural problems. Some of these issues can cause the fruit to turn black. Anthracnose Fungus Anthracnose fungus (Colletotrichum orbiculare) infects watermelon leaves, stems and Continue Reading