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NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT REITERATES COMMITMENT ON QUALITY FERTILISER FOR CROP PRODUCTION

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that quality fertilisers were provided to farmers to boost crop production and food nutrition in the country. Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this at a joint meeting of fertiliser stakeholders and security operatives in Abuja. This is contained in Continue Reading
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BIOTECHNOLOGY VITAL TO NIGERIA’S QUEST FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN FOOD PRODUCTION

In the last few years, anti-technology crusaders have expressed doubt about Nigeria’s ability to attain food security employing technologies unknown to us and their doubts are premised on the fact that these technologies may have negative impact on our health and the environment. But researchers working on the technology in national research institutes across the […]Continue Reading
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KEBBI SETS UP COMMITTEE ON DISTRIBUTION OF FERTILISER, SEEDS

• Borno distributes 6,000 bags The Kebbi State government has inaugurated a committee for the distribution and sale of fertiliser and other inputs to farmers for the 2020 wet season.Inaugurating the committee on behalf of the state government, Chief of Staff to the State Government, Alhaji Suleiman Argungu, said the committee is to ensure that farmers […]Continue Reading
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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