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Post COVID-19: Lagos govt gives farmers seedlings to boost harvest

By Olasunkanmi Akoni Lagos State Government said it has distributed one ton of Downy Mildew Resistant (DMR) and Leaf Streak Resistant (LSR) – Y (Yellow) hybrid maize seedlings to 650 farmers despite fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Downy Mildew and Leaf Streak are diseases that destroy the maize seeds thereby affecting farmers’ harvest…

COVID-19: AFAN contacts FG to reappraise food production

Urges members to take proactive measures against infections All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Following the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the country, the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Sunday, called on the Federal Government to urgently appraise food production in the country in order to avoid food crisis.…

Nigeria to stop fish importation by 2022– FG

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says following Federal Government’s effort to encourage local production, Nigeria may stop fish importation in 2020. The minister made this known while receiving a delegation from the National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN) led by its National President, Dr Gabriel Ogunsanya in Abuja on Tuesday. Nanono…

Nigeria ranks world’s biggest manufacturer of Yam

Yams being arranged for sale at Muda Lawal Market in Bauchi. NAN Photo The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), has ranked Nigeria as one of the world’s largest producers of yam with about 60% of the global production of the product. The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Mohammed Umar Bello,…

Quelea birds: FG begins aerial spray in Jigawa

The Federal Government, in collaboration with Jigawa Government, has commenced aerial spray in some parts of the state to control the invasion of quelea birds. Quelea birds Alhaji Hamza Mohammed, Special Assistant to Gov. Mohammad Badaru on Communities Inclusiveness, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia on Tuesday. He listed…

Minister promises to position concern on financing of farming research study

Alhaji Muhamad Sabo-Nanono, Minister of Agriculture, on Friday, says the ministry will give priority to funding of agricultural research institutes above construction of structures. The minister stated this in an interview with newsmen while on tour of facilities at the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State. He commended NAPRI for prudent…

CBN invests N146 bn to assistance 849,480 rice farmers– Emefiele

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it spent N146 billion to support 849,480 wet and dry seasons rice farmers across the country. CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, gave the details at a meeting with some state Governors in Abuja on Thursday. Emefiele said that the bank was working…

Osun to produce 25,000 brand-new tasks through dairy task

The Osun Government is to create 25,000 new direct and indirect jobs through the dairy project development activities of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Mudasiru Toogun, the former Osun Commissioner for Special Duties, has said. Gboyega Oyetola In a statement issued by Mrs Segilola Babalola, the Information Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Toogun…

Flood: Register farms with insurance coverage plan to prevent overall loss–...

Flood: Govt. urges farmers to insure farms Mr Adegboyega Adefarati, the Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture, on Wednesday urged farmers in the state to register their farms with the agricultural insurance scheme to avoid total loss after natural disasters. FLOOD: Govt. urges farmers to insure farms Adefarati gave this advice after the tour of rice…

Worth Addition for Agricultural Sustainability: The Lagos Coconut Story

By Itohan Abara-Laserian For any country or state, value addition to agricultural products means more foreign exchange earnings; food sufficiency and safety as well as increased Gross Domestic Product, GDP. For the farmer, value addition can only mean more money and improved livelihood. In Africa, Kenya records about 18 aircraft flying out of the country…

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