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Gov Makinde: We’ve Developed Strategic Plan On Agric, To Partner FG

…..On Projects The governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has said that the state has developed a robust strategic plan to guide the adoption of agriculture as a viable pillar for expanding the state’s economy. Speaking during the flag-off/roll-out of the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Governor Makinde said that the construction of rural roads, upgrade of farm settlements to Farm Estates, flag-off of the youths in agribusiness initiative in Awe as well as the flag-off of the Oyo…

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Lagos Explains Need To Establish Fruit Orchards In 20 Schools

Lagos State has announced plans to establish fruit orchards in 20 Secondary Schools across the state to fast-track the policy of the development especially the need to build the culture of tree planting and re-greening the environment in students and youths in the State. The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya who disclosed this over the weekend added that the planting of fruit trees in selected secondary schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and environmentally sound. Olusanya emphasized the importance of tree planting especially…

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Lagos Distributes Maize, Sorghum To Farm Settlements

Lagos State says it has begun the distribution of maize and sorghum to feed millers, farm settlements and other stakeholders in the livestock industry as mitigation measures to the COVID-19 pandemic to boost agricultural production in the State and avert food scarcity in coming years. The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya who made this known over the weekend noted that the injection of these ingredients into the feed mill industry would have a multiplier effects on the input and output of feed millers and consequently on food…

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NEWMAP Trains 5,000 Farmers On Modern Farming In Delta

Determined to alleviate the sufferings of farmers, the World Bank Assisted Delta state Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project ( NEWMAP) has concluded training for no fewer than 5,000 farmers on climate change adaption farming project implementation established in Obomkpa and Ukwu- Nze Communities in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta state. Delta state Coordinator, Mr Isaac Ufiofio who confirmed this to our Correspondent in Asaba on Thursday, said the essence of the training farming was to teach the farmers and give them technical assistance to improve their farms’…

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Oyo Gov Makinde Flags Off Youths In Agribusiness Project

…says Agribusiness will benefit from state’s N1bn MSME credit initiative As part of activities commemorating the first anniversary of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration in Oyo State, the governor, on Wednesday, flagged off the Youths in Agribusiness Project at the Rural Community Development Centre (RCDC), Aawe. He declared that agriculture, an area where the state has comparative advantage, is being leveraged to expand its economy. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted him as saying that “there are a few things that…

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African Swine Fever ‘Decimating Nigerian Pigs’, Kills Over 300,000

An outbreak of African swine fever in Nigeria’s largest pig farm co-operative in the south-west of the country has been confirmed. It is the first time in 12 years that the highly contagious haemorrhagic viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs has hit the West African country. Although it is harmless to humans, the disease can kill pigs within a few days, and the fatality rate can be up to 100%, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) One farmer told the BBC it had killed more than…

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Agric Development, Our Main Legacy Project, Says Fayemi

…Says Civic Centre, Ultra Modern Market, Others For Commissioning In October Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the agriculture development projects embarked on by the administration remain his main legacy project amid other legacy projects. This, according to him is borne out of the need to use agriculture business to drive industrialisation, create employment opportunities and ensure food security in the state. Governor Fayemi who stated this during an inspection of ongoing projects across the state on Friday, expressed confidence that the State’s agro allied cargo airport…

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Lagos Says Imota Rice Mill Ready Soon, Attains 80% Completion

Lagos State government says its muti-billion naira 32 Metric Ton per Hour Rice Mill at Imota would be delivered on or before the end of the year. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who disclosed this over the weekend at the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing to commemorate the one year anniversary of the State Government explained that the Rice Mills has attained 80% completion level compared to 35% when the administration came in May last year. According to the Commissioner, the Mill when operational would ensure a steady…

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Post COVID-19: Osun Targets Agric, To Empower Cassava, Cotton, Fish Farmers

……..EXCO Approves Appointment Of Two Monarchs Osun State has initiated plans to diversify its economy into agriculture and mining as part of its post COVID-19 economic revival strategies. In a statement the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, said after the fifth virtual State Executive Council meeting, held on Monday 18th May 2020 that the State Executive Council agreed to empower 5764 Farmers to grow cassava, cotton and engage in fish farming, with the help of the Central Bank of Nigeria. She said twelve (12) Local Government…

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Lagos Supplies Farmers Maize Seedlings To Improve On Harvest

Lagos State government has today given no fewer than 650 farmers one ton of Downy Mildew Resistant (DMR) and Leaf Streak Resistant (LSR) – Y (Yellow) hybrid maize seedlings as palliatives for them for the on-going planting season. Downy Mildew and Leaf Streak are diseases that destroy the maize seeds thereby affecting farmers’ harvest but this hybrid maize variety is resistant to these diseases. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, who disclosed this in Lagos today explained that the donation to the farmers was parts of the State…

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