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Ondo Lawmaker Empowers Farmers With 200 Motorcycles, Inputs

AS part of efforts to boost food production in Ondo state, no fewer than 200 motorcycles and agricultural implements worth over N100m were distributed to farmers from the southern senatorial districts of the state by the Senator representing the Southern Senatorial District of the state, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo Speaking during the presentation of the farmers […]Continue Reading
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Enforce Anti-Grazing Law, Else Food Scarcity ‘Ll Persist, Farmers Tell Lawmakers

FARMERS under the aegis of Farmers/Hunters association of Nigeria, Oke-Ogun chapter, have urged Nigerian lawmakers to press it on the Federal Government (FG) to enforce anti-grazing law, as the only recipe to curb a seemingly increase of food scarcity in the country. This appeal, was made by the President of the association in Oyo and […]Continue Reading
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FORGET NIGERIA’S SLOWING INFLATION — FOOD PRICES STILL HIGH

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the prices of some food items in Nigeria increased in September. This is coming despite the country’s headline inflation slowing in the last sixth months. Inflation indicators compare prices of goods and services in 12 months. A decline does not necessarily imply a reduction in prices, instead it shows the […]Continue Reading
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OLAM TARGETS INCREASED SUPPORT FOR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS TO ACCELERATE POST-COVID-19 RECOVERY IN AFRICA

AS the world continues to grapple with the impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic, Olam, a leading food and agribusiness, is deploying its expansive global capability to strengthen the livelihoods resilience of smallholder farmers in Africa. According to a survey conducted by Olam to evaluate the impact of the outbreak on the African farming communities, […]Continue Reading
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RESEARCH WORKS ON COCOA, LIVESTOCK, OTHERS ALREADY IN FARMS ― ARCN

The Executive Secretary of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), Prof Garba Sharubutu has said that the various research works in the various Agriculture Research Institutes have been put in use in farms. Speaking while presenting his Scorecard to the Agriculture Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ACAN) in Abuja, Prof Sharubutu said off-takers were yet Continue Reading
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NASC LAUNCHES SCHEME TO MONITOR CROP VARIETY ADOPTION

The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) in collaboration with other partners launched the “Institutionalizing Monitoring of Crop Variety Adoption using Genotyping Programme (IMAGE)” along four major crops in Abuja. The four major crops covered by the project include maize, cassava, cowpea and rice. The programme will support inclusive agricultural transformation by Continue Reading
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NIGERIA’S BUSHMEAT CONSUMPTION RISES DESPITE COVID RISK

Regardless of possible links to zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19, consumption of wildlife, or “bushmeat” is widespread in Nigeria’s top cities, a new survey report reveals. Factors like taste, culture, and health concerns are major drivers to the consumption of bushmeat in Nigeria’s urban regions. Launched at a press conference in Lagos, GlobeScan surveyed 2,000 […]Continue Reading