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NIGERIA TO BECOME AFRICA’S LEADING SEED REGULATOR — NASC

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), has said Nigeria has a vision to be recognised as Africa’s leading seed regulator, which has fostered the emergence of a globally competitive seed sector. Director General of NASC, Dr Philip Ojo, made this known at the inauguration of the Parastatal SERVICOM Unit and committee in Abuja. He noted […]Continue Reading
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AKIN ADESINA SWORN IN FOR SECOND TERM AS AFDB PRESIDENT

Reelected President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term. The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually. The former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture was reelected last week to serve a second five-year term, with […]Continue Reading
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SENSOTERRA JOINS NETWORK PROVIDER TO TAKE ITS SOIL MOISTURE PROBES TO THE WORLD’S MOST PARCHED FARMS

Australia is the driest country on Earth. More than two thirds of its landmass receives less than 500 mililitres of rain each year; the devastating bushfire season this past summer, which made headlines across the globe, shows just how destructive this lack of rainfall can be. But Australia is also one of the world’s top agricultural producers, […]Continue Reading
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FAO GETS 17M EUROS FROM GERMANY TO COMBAT LOCUSTS

The Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu has welcomed a 17 million euros contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa. Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge comes after Germany had contributed Continue Reading
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PRESIDENT BUHARI LAUDS BILL GATES, ALIKO DANGOTE FOR SERVICE TO HUMANITY

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contributions of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as Aliko Dangote Foundation to humanitarian and developmental activities in Nigeria. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Thursday, said Buhari gave the commendation at meeting with the […]Continue Reading
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EU TO REVIEW BAN ON NIGERIA AGRIC PRODUCTS BY JUNE

Four years after the European Union imposed a ban on the exportation of Nigeria dried beans, the international body would, in June, review the ban. The Director-General of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services (NAQS), Dr Vincent Isiegbe, however, has expressed concerns that the country is yet to put in place sufficient measures to prevent its […]Continue Reading
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SEEDS COMPANIES TO DESIGN NEW PRODUCTS TO ADDRESS NUTRITION NEEDS

Global seed companies are designing their products to tackle the impact of climate change and address nutrition needs, but emerging economies still experience limited access to quality seeds with the global seed industry reaching just 10% of the world’s smallholder farmers. This was contained in a new study- The Access to Seeds Index 2019, Global […]Continue Reading
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CHINA 2018 PORK OUTPUT SURPRISES TO DOWNSIDE, FALLS 0.9 PERCENT

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s pork output fell 0.9 percent in 2018 from the previous year to 54.04 million tonnes, official data showed on Monday, surprising analysts who had expected an increase as farmers liquidated their herds amid an African swine fever epidemic. Output had gained slightly in the first three quarters of the year, and […]Continue Reading