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EXPERT: BIOTECHNOLOGY ENHANCES SOIL QUALITY, CHECKS EROSION

Dr Rose Gidado, Scientist and National Coordinator, Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Nigeria chapter, says the application of biotechnology to agriculture enhances soil quality and reduces the levels of soil erosion. She said this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. Gidado, also Deputy Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency Continue Reading
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KANO TO OPEN 1,000 HECTARES OF LAND FOR COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION OF FODDER

Kano state government has approved 1000 hectares of land for lease to commercial and large scale animal feed production companies under an Agro Pastoral Development it implementing in the state. The approved expanse of land is spread across selected government grazing reserve areas in the 16 local government areas of the state. Ibrahim Garba Muhammed, […]Continue Reading
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CHILD LABOUR: AFTER PREMIUM TIMES’ INVESTIGATION, FRIESLAND AMPINA APPOINTS UK FIRM FOR SOCIAL AUDIT

Multinational dairy company, FrieslandCampina, says it has engaged an international firm, Partner Africa, to conduct an audit of its raw milk sourcing in Nigeria following an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES revealing child labour in its supply chain. The company said it is committed to “preventing and eliminating” child labour in its supply chain based on relevant […]Continue Reading
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INADEQUATE FUNDING, EXCESSIVE ELECTRICITY BILLING, OTHERS AFFECTING FOOD PROCESSORS

Inadequate access to government intervention funds, excessive electricity billing and government’s preference for purchasing from contractors have been identified as major challenges facing indigenous food processing companies. The Chief Executive Officer, Spectra Industries Ltd, Mr. Duro Kuteyi, who disclosed this in Lagos, during the visit of Minister of Science and Continue Reading