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FG Commences Construction of Livestock Development Centres in Yobe

The Federal Government has commenced the construction of three livestock development centres in Yobe State. The project, which includes Jakusko/Nasari grazing reserve with 49,600 hectares, Badegana (190,000 hectares) and Gurjaje (93, 000 hectares), is being executed through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in collaboration with the Yobe Continue Reading
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Food Safety Concerns, Non-Adherence to Best Practices, Causing Rejection of Agro-Exports from Nigeria – Experts

Experts have said food safety concerns, technical barriers, non-adherence to best practices, and disregard for basic requirements are largely responsible for the rejection that agro-exports from Nigeria face abroad. Specifically, the Technical Committee on Nigeria Agro Export Reject recently inaugurated by the Ministry of Trade and Investment to investigate rejection of Continue Reading
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Sesame, Melon Seeds Export Under UK, EU Watch List Due to Presence of Contaminants – NEPC

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said apart from cowpea ban, sesame and melon seeds export is under tight scrutiny by the United Kingdom and European Union (EU) owing to presence of contaminants, but the seeds are still allowed for import at the moment. Recall that AgroNigeria reported that NEPC said export rejection constitutes […]Continue Reading
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Conduct Proper Research, Market Survey Before Planting, Expert Urges Nigerian Farmers

A stakeholder and agribusiness expert has advised Nigerian farmers to conduct proper research and market survey before planting in order to earn more and reduce post harvest losses. The Deputy Chairperson, Agricultural and Allied Group, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mrs. Bosun Solarin, gave this advice while speaking on “Opportunities for Networking and Continue Reading
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Conduct Proper Research, Market Survey Before Planting, Expert Urges Nigerian Farmers

The Kaduna State Agricultural Development Agency (KADA), has called for proper mainstreaming of women in agriculture, saying empowering them in the sector is not an abomination as perceived by some Africans. The General Manager of KADA, Dr. Abubakar Bayero, stated this on the sidelines of a one-day validation meeting on the draft report of gender […]Continue Reading
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Africa has Potential to Increase Agricultural Productivity, Produce Genetically Modified Crops – Stakeholders

Stakeholders in Africa’s agricultural sector have said the continent cannot continue to rely on foreign aids for food supply that are often genetically modified while it has the potential to do the same. The Director-General, Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique, Dr. Olga Fafetine, who stated this at a meeting of regulators from Ethiopia, Mozambique and […]Continue Reading