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AGRICULTURE

Buhari meets Queen of Netherlands, seeks intervention in agriculture, others

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President Muhammadu Buhari held a bilateral meeting on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly holding in New York, USA, with Her Majesty, Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of The Netherlands. A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in...

Africa records significant progress in biotech crops adoption says ISAAA Director

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AfriCentre Director of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agricbiotech (ISAAA), Dr Margaret Karembu, says Africa has made significant progress in embracing biotech crops. According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), SAAA is a non-profit international organization that shares...

Warning over hunger crisis gets louder in East African countries

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By Mbafan Ade - Despite regional administrations' best attempts to attain food security through sophisticated plans and regulations, the region continues to be food insecure. Drought, insufficient rainfall, violence, locust invasion, and the repercussions of Covid-19 have all delayed agricultural activities...

FG trains coconut farmers on processing, packaging in Edo

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The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Tuesday trained coconut farmers in Edo on coconut value addition, packaging and quality control. Dr Ernest Umakhihe, Permanent Secretary, FMARD, while declaring the capacity building open in Benin, said President...

Launch of biotech cowpea will create jobs for Nigerians -NABDA D-G

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Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha says the recent inauguration of Biotech(Bt) cowpea will create millions of jobs in the country. Mustapha stated this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Thursday...

IITA DG bags prestigious award for championing youth in agriculture programs

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By Ola Modupe (LAGOS) - Director-General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, has been honored by the Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigeria Universities (ADAN), with an Award of Excellence for successfully pioneering the...

Bayer develops herbicides for cassava to tackle weeds and raise yields

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Bayer has developed and launched a new crop protection product known as Lagon to help farmers tackle the problem of weeds in cassava and raise yield. Tested on more than 200 trials and demos across Nigeria and Tanzania, Lagon was...

EAST AFRUCA: Fear of possible hunger following new locust invasion, Covid, drought and floods

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On Monday, a dark cloud of desert locusts recently floated over the city of Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. For more than 40 minutes the moving swarm of locusts covered the city in the Galgodon valley. On Tuesday, remnants...

How African farmers are missing out on AgriTech Innovations with opportunities for Youth –...

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By Tom Chiahemen - A new 11-country survey has found budding crop of young Africans rapidly producing new high-tech farming tools-and identifies new ways to connect them with farmers. The survey from Heifer Internationals, a development organization working to end hunger...

AfCFTA will promote made in Africa Goods — Perm Sec

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By Mbafan Ade (ABUJA) - Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Ernest Umakhihe, has announced that that inauguration of the Technical Working Group of the African Continental Free Trade Area ( AfCFTA) for Agriculture and Agribusiness work...

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2018 AWCON: Hosts Ghana bundled out as Cameroon, Mali progress to...

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 Hosts Ghana have been sent packing from the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), finishing third in Group A as Mali makes a...

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