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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
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DEALING WITH GROWING CASES OF ABANDONED FARMLAND

The nation’s food feeds a population of 120 million and supports the livelihoods of over 80 million. Experts have expressed concerns as climate change-related events and insecurity on farmlands are impacting on livelihoods and contributing to greater risks of food insecurity. While restorative approaches have been advocated to address declining soil fertility, issues Continue Reading
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PUSHING RURAL PROSPERITY THROUGH AGRICULTURE

Nigeria has an ambitious target of reducing extreme poverty as envisaged in the Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy. To achieve this, stakeholders say the solution lies in promoting rural agriculture. They suggested multifaceted approaches, including policy changes to promote job growth, infrastructure improvement, technological innovation, energy security Continue Reading
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LAGOS STRIVING TO BE VALUE ADDITION STATE FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE

Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture has said that Lagos state is striving to be a value addition state especially for agricultural products which would translate to more foreign exchange earnings, food sufficiency, food security, increased Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and subsequently provide more profit and improved livelihood for farmers. She stated this Continue Reading
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KENYAN FARMERS ARE STRUGGLING, SAYS 60 DECIBELS’ STUDY

Nine out of 10 Kenyan farmers said their financial situation has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by 60 Decibels, a tech-enabled impact measurement company The company said as many as one-third of Kenya’s agricultural households are in economic distress. (Image source: Annie Spratt/Unsplash) The report found that Kenyan Continue Reading
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LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: KEBBI GOVT SCREENS 500 HERDERS FOR ANIMAL FEEDS LOAN

The Kebbi Government on Tuesday commenced the screening of no fewer than 500 herders for animal feeds loan, as part of efforts to improve livestock production in the state. Dr Usman Rambo, a Project Consultant on the loan, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria while screening beneficiaries at Gesse-Bayaro- […]Continue Reading