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Nigerian Stakeholders Fight Over Biotechnology

Nigerian Stakeholders Fight Over Biotechnology

By Odimegwu Onwumere   There is a putrefying disagreement among farmers and other stakeholders on Biosafety before and after it became a law in Nigeria in 2015; Odimegwu Onwumere uncovers that whereas the rivalry lasts, in some quarters such as OFAB, there is insistence that Biotechnology contributes significantly to surplus food output and has no […]

United States, Ghana Promote Seed Sector Development

United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, has launched the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other development partners. NASTAG is a partnership between producers, traders, government institutions and processors in the seed industry. The Association […]

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Nigeria Must Properly Utilise Research Institues To Enhance Agriculture — Professor Faguyi

By Amos Tauna A plant breeder and leader in Biotechnology research programme at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Mohammed Faguyi Isiyaku, has opined that the potentials of research institutes are not properly harnessed by government to enhance agricultural production in the country. If properly harnessed, he said, “l am sure […]

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Nigeria To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Adulterated Fertilizer

By Amos Tauna The President of Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria, FEPSAN, Thomas Etuh, says Nigerian government through the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI), is working assiduously to fish out perpetrators of fertilizer adulteration in the country. He explained that so far, some arrests have been made on alleged perpetrators of fertilizer adulteration by the […]

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Nigeria: Gombe Agric Ministry Denies Alleged Fraud Over CBN Loan

BY AUWAL Mohammed, Gombe (Nigeria) — Commissioner for Agriculture in Gombe State, northeast Nigeria, Dahiru Buba Biri, has debunked the allegation by All lower Farmers Association that officials of the ministry are extorting money from farmers applying for the Anchor Borrowers scheme initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.   speaking with journalists in Gombe […]

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Nigeria: Farmers In Gombe Allege Sharp Practices On FG Agriculture Loan

By Auwal Mohammed Gombe (Nigeria) — Farmers in Gombe State, northeast Nigeria have alleged sharp practices over distribution of Federal Government loan assistance to them, under the Anchor Borrowers’ project by the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) and the state Ministry of Agriculture. Secretary of All Lower Farmers Association (ALFA), Sani Idris, who made the allegation while […]

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Nigeria: Fadama III Disburses Over N3M To Over 2,000 Households In Gombe

By Auwal Mohammed, Fadama III, a World Bank project, has disbursed 52 approved Community Action Plan targeting 2080 households across Gombe state in northeast Nigeria, to the tune of N353, 315, 351. 00, in line with the North-East initiative of the federal government to revitalize agriculture. State Project Coordinator, Habiba Mohammed, Tuesday told journalists that […]

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Africa’s Richest Man Invests $4.6bn In Nigeria Farming

Lagos – Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8bn in sugar and rice and $800m in dairy production in the next three years as the company seeks to expand and deal with a shortage of dollars in its home market of Nigeria. The conglomerate plans to increase its production of sugar […]

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