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ENTREPRENEURS, ASSOCIATION CAUTION FARMERS AGAINST EARLY LAND PREPARATION, PLANTING

Farm equipment service providers, entrepreneurs and farm operation specialists have cautioned farmers across the zones against early land clearing, preparation and crop cultivation. Resources and investments associated with these operations, if done too early, could go down the drain, and this could discourage resource-poor farmers from making another attempt, especially Continue Reading
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NIGERIA SEEKS CLOSER AGRICULTURE TIE WITH PAKISTAN

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ashimiyu A Olaniyi has called for stronger agriculture and research collaboration between Nigeria and Pakistan to ensure food security and rural development. The Commission made the call when he visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, UAF, on Friday and called on UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa along with deans Continue Reading
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EKITI TO ATTRACT MORE YOUTHS INTO COMMERCIAL AGRIC — GOV. FAYEMI

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State says he will revive and expand the state’s Youth Commercial Agriculture Development (YCAD) programme by attracting more youths to the scheme. From reliable source, Fayemi said that his administration planned to employ 1,500 youths under the initiative. EkitiState Government launched the Youth Commercial Agriculture Continue Reading
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DANGOTE INCREASES INVESTMENTS IN AGRICULTURE

Against the background of Nigeria’s economic vulnerability, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said the current efforts of the Federal Government at diversifying the economy to an agriculture-centred one remains the viable solution to creating a healthy economy. Dangote, who was spoke weekend in his office, during a meeting with some Asian businessmen, in […]Continue Reading
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WHY WE PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR FARMING, BY FUNAAB VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Kolawole Salako, has revealed that the university has been translating theories into practical agricultural businesses to effectively realise its mandate of training the highest level of manpower for the all-important agricultural sector. The need to establish a town and gown Continue Reading
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FRIN DEMONSTRATES QUICK-RETURN AGRO-ALLIED ENTERPRISES FOR YOUTHS

The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) has demonstrated that youths, women and retirees can make millions of naira practicing low-capital agriculture with its simple, innovative but profitable agro-allied enterprise prototypes. The model enterprises include cane rat, rabbit and snail farming, with simple housing, cost-effective feeds and sustainable returns on Continue Reading
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HARVEST-PLUS REFUTES BEING PART OF $200BN BIO-FORTIFICATION FUND

Harvest-Plus Nigeria has denied being part of purported $200 billion food bio-fortification of crops as reported by some dailies. The Country Manager of Harvest-Plus Nigeria, Dr Paul Ilona, said the publication was unfounded, and emanated from those bent on maligning the image of the international organisation. He said the budget of Nigeria is even far […]Continue Reading