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SCIENTISTS FORM COALITION FOR DEREGISTRATION OF HARMFUL PESTICIDES

A group of eminent researchers and journalists have formed a coalition to sustain advocacy efforts against paraquat importation and use in Nigeria, as concerns mount on safety of the toxic herbicide in the country. The coalition, known as Coalition Against Paraquat (CAP), comprises nine scientists and media practitioners with rich experience in advocacy and deep […]Continue Reading
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FOOD SECURITY: FARMER CALLS FOR FERTILISER SUBSIDY

A farmers’ leader in Rivers has pleaded with the Federal Government to subsidise fertilizers and other agro inputs to enhance agricultural activities in the 2020 farming season. Mr Godwin Akandu, the President, Etche Farmers’ Cooperative Union said subsidising fertilisers and other inputs would enhance productivities during this year’s farming season. Akandu told the Continue Reading
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FERTILISER ACT: FEPSAN ADVOCATES ADEQUATE BUDGETARY PROVISION FOR IMPLEMENTATION

fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has called for adequate Budgetary Provision  for effective implementation of Fertiliser Quality Control Act. The President of FEPSAN, Mr Thomas Etuh,  made the call at the public presentation of the National Fertiliser Quality Control Act 2019 on Tuesday in Abuja. He urged various implementation Continue Reading
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OGUN FARMERS DECRY FUEL SUPPLY BAN IN BORDER COMMUNITIES

Farmers in border communities across the country are currently facing serious challenges over the suspension of fuel supply to filling stations domiciled at the borders, as directed by the Federal Government. The development is not only affecting movement of farm produce to markets, it is also hampering their operations, as majority of them practicing mechanised […]Continue Reading
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AQUATIC WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENT IN DANGER FROM PLASTIC WASTE

• Professionals call for research and development on biodegradables Aquatic, environmental professionals and scientists have raised the alarm over the menace of plastic waste and dangers it poses to the aquatic wildlife, the environment, sustainable food production systems and ultimately, the human life. They called for exploring available science and technologies, more Continue Reading
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GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS HAVE EXPOSED AGRO-CHEMICAL FIRMS, DEALERS, SAYS NABDA

Dr Rose Gidado, Deputy Director/Country Coordinator of OFAB Nigeria, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA, Head, Agro-Economy, on the importance of biotechnologies to the textile industry, economic prosperity and food security. She argued that antagonists of genetically modified crops have no valid evidence to back the purported Continue Reading
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DIZENGOFF NIGERIA APPOINTS GRAHAM LESLIE AS COUNTRY MANAGER

Dizengoff Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. Graham John Leslie as its new Country Manager. Graham takes over from Mr. Antti Ritvonen, who has been the Country Manager since 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Leslie was the Sales and Commercial Director of Synergy, covering Europe and the United Kingdom. Mr. Leslie brings to […]Continue Reading
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EPSAN APPLAUDS FG FOR BANNING NPK FERTILIZER IMPORTATION

The Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has applauded the Federal Government’s total ban on the importation of all blends of Nitrogen Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) fertilizers. In a statement, FEPSAN President, Mr Thomas Etuh, said the move would stop the importation of poor quality NPK fertilizer blends into the country. Etuh said […]Continue Reading
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HOW TO PRESERVE BEANS, GRAINS WITHOUT POISONOUS CHEMICALS

The use of chemicals for beans preservation has called attention of individuals, government agencies and organisations to food quality and safety in the country. Nigerians are worried that there might be a re-emergence of the killer-beans that claimed many lives and wiped off families in the 1990s, or the situation could lead to cumulative health […]Continue Reading