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How to harness water for dry season farm irrigation
Agriculture BusinessAgro Dry season Features Irrigation Rain

How to harness water for dry season farm irrigation

Drip irrigation kit Obeying the law of demand and supply, prices of agricultural produce in dry seasons are often much higher than produce in the rainy seasons because rain-fed agriculture allows all farmers to cultivate and harvest almost simultaneously. For instance, tubers of yam are ridiculously cheap now, from the […]

How to harness water for dry season farm irrigation
Agriculture BusinessAgro Dry season Features Irrigation Rain

How to harness water for dry season farm irrigation

Drip irrigation kit Obeying the law of demand and supply, prices of agricultural produce in dry seasons are often much higher than produce in the rainy seasons because rain-fed agriculture allows all farmers to cultivate and harvest almost simultaneously. For instance, tubers of yam are ridiculously cheap now, from the […]

Dokubo expresses hope of boom in fishing sector
BusinessAgro Features fishing Niger Delta Professor Charles Dokubo

Dokubo expresses hope of boom in fishing sector

Professor Charles Dokubo, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme in (middle, front role), from the right, Professor George Salachas; Dr Effiong Essien; Mr Ioannis  Inglesis and Mr George Dimakopoulos during the visit of Greece trainers to the Amnesty Office in Abuja, on […]

Embracing technologies as panacea for youth involvement in farming
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Embracing technologies as panacea for youth involvement in farming

Gartner Callaway Farm Charles Maduabueke writes on why innovations and technologies are needed tools in the quest to eliminate hunger through agriculture. Nigeria is projected to be the world’s third most populous country by 2050, according to a report entitled, World Population Prospects: The 2017 version, released by UN Department […]

Nosak vegetable oil gets MANCAP award
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Nosak vegetable oil gets MANCAP award

Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Lagos State Office, Zone III Coordinator, Mrs. N.B. Ekwueme (l), Managing Director, Nosak Farm Produce Limited, Mr. Robert Ogirri; and Group Executive Director, Nosak Group, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor, during the presentation of MANCAP product quality certificate to Nosak Farm Produce in Lagos. The Nosak Farm […]

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HarvestPlus injects over 200,000mt of vitamin a maize into markets

In a move to address malnutrition in the country, HarvestPlus, a global bio-fortifier of nutritious crops has introduced about 200,000mt of vitamin A maize into the Nigerian market. According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) about 2.5 million children under the age of five are malnourished and […]

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Oyo state, IITA seal pact on agric policy, agribusiness park

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Oyo State government have signed a treaty to develop an agricultural blueprint for the state, and the establishment of Agribusiness Park. The agricultural policy, according to a statement signed by IITA Communication & Knowledge Expert, Godwin Atser will clearly outline the opportunities, […]

‘Farmers, herders’ conflict depleting animal population’
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‘Farmers, herders’ conflict depleting animal population’

Herdsmen. PHOTO: GOOGLE.COM/SEARCH? The Federal Government has raised concern that the increasing farmers/herders’ conflict across the country was depleting animal population. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bukar Hassan, who stated this in Abuja yesterday during the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) workshop for livestock experts in […]

BusinessAgro Ifeoma Irene Ijeh

Nutritionist advocates utilisation of bio-resources

Professor of Biochemical Nutrition and Toxicology, Dr Ifeoma Irene Ijeh, has expressed concern that Nigeria’s bio-diversity/resources, which include abundant green and leafy vegetables, have not been fully utilised. Professor Ijeh of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, stated this while delivering her inaugural lecture in the […]

Farmers protest, seek probe of NIRSAL’s transactions
BusinessAgro Farmers Features Flour Mills of Nigeria FMN Hope Concept Cooperative Union NIRSAL President Muhammadu Buhari

Farmers protest, seek probe of NIRSAL’s transactions

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NIRSAL, Aliyu Abdul Hameed Hope Concept Cooperative Union (HCCU) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the activities of the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL). The farmers’ group in Lagos and Ogun states alleged that NIRSAL […]

Taking advantage of off-taking, anchor borrowing agric schemes 
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Taking advantage of off-taking, anchor borrowing agric schemes 

Diversification of the economy is not an empty pronouncement. It involves deliberate policies, actions and investments, backed with motivation and incentives. FEMI IBIROGBA writes on how farmers can benefit from the anchor borrowing scheme through off-taking contracts with food processors. Off-taking of farm produce has been described as a means […]

Food processors, crop breeders and efforts to end malnutrition
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Food processors, crop breeders and efforts to end malnutrition

HarvestPlus Nigeria displaying vitamin A cassava flour products in Ibadan, Oyo State, recently. PHOTO: Femi Ibirogba One out of three children in Nigeria is malnourished and around 45% of infant mortality is linked to malnutrition worldwide. FEMI IBIROGBA writes about the dual approaches of crop and food fortification to tackle […]

IITA, Washington varsity partner to tackle hunger, youth unemployment
BusinessAgro Features IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA, Washington varsity partner to tackle hunger, youth unemployment

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan. (IITA) The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), are exploring possible areas of collaboration to address poverty, hunger, and youth unemployment in Africa. The plan is to leverage the strengths and expertise of the two institutions […]

Miriam Abbas: Lone female graduate from Kwarbaba
BusinessAgro Features Miriam Abbas National Youths Service Corps NYSC

Miriam Abbas: Lone female graduate from Kwarbaba

Kwarbaba a settlement in Wurno Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State. Photo/ GaniNigeria For Miriam Abbas, from Kwarbaba a settlement in Wurno Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State, she remains till date the only University graduate from her town of over 5,000 human population. The 21 year-old-lady, fresh […]