Wednesday, December 7, 2022

AGRICULTURE

Foundation appoints Jonathan as Africa’s Ambassador for agricultural technology

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Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted an appointment from the African Agricultural Technology Foundation(AATF), as Africa’s Ambassador for Agricultural Technology. This is contained in a press statement issued by Alex Abutu, the AATF Communications Officer and made available in...

Nigeria to begin rice export to Egypt, as RIFAN, Tiamin sign MoU

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The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tiamin Rice company for processing and sale of rice locally and internationally. This is contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Managing Director of...

Nigeran professor, Sanni bags Fellow International Academy of Food Science and Technology

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By Targba Shaagee (ABUJA) - A renowned food scientists and technologists, and current Head of Abuja Station and Project Manager of BASICS, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Professor Lateef Sanni has added a new feather to his crowded cap...

Ghana raises $1.1bn for new season cocoa purchases

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Ghana, the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, has raised 1.1 billion U.S. dollars in a syndicated financial facility for cocoa purchases in the 2022/2023 cocoa season. In a statement, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the country’s cocoa industry regulator, said the...

Kenya lifts ban on genetically modified crops in response to drought

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Kenya on Tuesday lifted a ban on genetically modified crops in response the worst drought that affected the East African region in 40 years. Authorities said they hoped that this development would improve crop yields and food security. Over the last...

30m bags of NPK fertiliser delivered to Nigerian farmers – Osinbajo

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI), has delivered over 30 million 50kg bags of NPK fertiliser to Nigerian farmers from 2017 to 2021. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the vice-president...

Nigeria an attractive investment destination of West Africa, says Bagudu

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Nigeria remains an attractive investment destination of West Africa and other parts of the world, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has said. .Bagudu made this known when the Chairman of WACOT Rice Company, Alhaji Faruk Gumel visited the governor at...

Experts, farmers identify ways of stemming food scarcity in Nigeria

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Some farmers and experts in agriculture in the South-West zone have identified post-harvest losses as a major factor militating against food security in Nigeria. The farmers and agricultural experts, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Oyo,...

Africa urged to devise urgent actions to address continent’s food insecurity

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Africa's policymakers and agriculture stakeholders need to devise urgent actions to build resilient food systems on the continent, officials said Tuesday as the Africa Green Revolution Forum 2022 opened in Kigali, Rwanda's capital. The event, one of the biggest forums...

Plateau agri-preneur wins “Best in business plan in West Africa” competition

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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and Miss Lyop Malo, winner of the Best for business plan in West Africa” at the Liventis Foundation Business Competition, during her visit to the governor. A young agri-preneur, Miss Lyop Malo, has emerged winner...

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COVID-19: Nigeria reports 1,354 new infections, highest ever – NCDC

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Nigeria has recorded 1,354 new infections of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed on its verified website on...

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