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Lawan: Nigeria Doing Poorly In Agric Research, Devt

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has decried Nigeria’s poor performance in the area of Agricultural Research and Development. Lawan made this known in his concluding remarks after the Senate considered a bill that seeks to amend the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria Act. According to the Senate President, given the number of specialized agricultural institutes in the country, Nigerian farmers should have access to technology needed to make farming easy. “I want to say that we are doing very poorly in the area of agricultural research and…

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Senate Moves To Establish Agricultural Development Fund

….. Agriculture, A Viable Means For Employment Creation – Lawan President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described agriculture as a viable means for employment creation in Nigeria. Speaking in support of a bill under consideration by the National Assembly seeking to establish the Agricultural Development Fund, Lawan said substantial investment in the sector by the Federal Government would guarantee food security for the country. “The agricultural sector remains unarguably the most viable means of ensuring that we create employment opportunities and that we create wealth for our people as…

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At Maiden Farmers’ Market, Lagos Restates Commitment To Grow Agriculture

Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reiterated  his commitment to harness the comparative and competitive advantage in Agriculture in order to grow the State GDP, support the establishment and growth of small scale industries in all the value chains as well as provide employments for the youths and women. Sanwo-Olu who spoke in Lagos on Sunday at the launch of the maiden edition of the Eko-City Farmers’ Market noted that agriculture remains one of the main sectors through which his administration plans to achieve the objective of making Lagos…

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200 Applicants Resume For Lagos Agripreneurship Training Programme

Two hundred successful applicants for the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme (L.A.P.) under the State Government Agriculture-based Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-Yes) today resumed for the one-month training programme at the Agricultural Training Institute, Araga, Epe. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who disclosed this today in Alausa noted that the Programme is in furtherance of the State Government’s objective of training no fewer than 15,000 youths and women, within the next four year, in the various agricultural value chains. Lawal explained that the training programme is a platform for agripreneurs…

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Lagos Begins Eko City Market, To Upgrade Agric Value Chains

……At TBS, Last Sunday Of Every Month Lagos State says its Eko City Farmers’ Market would upgrade the agricultural supply value chains by connecting them with their markets. Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who disclosed this in Lagos over the weekend noted that the Eko City Farmers’ Markets is a platform where the best of Lagos producers will meet with consumers and end users by using the traditional and innovative development methods to showcase a well organised high quality market to meet the consumers’ ever increasing demand for farm…

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Lagos To Youths: Embrace Agriculture To Curb Unemployment

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has urged farmers particularly the youth farmers to take Agriculture as a business in order to transform it from subsistence production to commercial and profitable business. Lawal noted that several opportunities abound in agriculture because each of the agricultural enterprises has various value chains which if properly explored presents great opportunities that are income yielding and very viable. The Commissioner who spoke in Lagos today at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund Employment Summit 2020 on how employment could be generated through…

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Dangote Farms Commissions N2.8bn Tomatoes Nursery  For Seedlings

… To Provide Seedlings For Farmers In a bid to make Nigeria self-sufficient in tomato production, Dangote Tomatoes Processing Limited, owned by the younger brother of Africa’s richest man, Sani Dangote, has unveiled a N2.8 billion greenhouse nursery in Kano to supply the best quality tomato seedlings to Nigerian farmers. Speaking on the project in Lagos, Sani Dangote said the nursery is designed to use the automated Pat Moose planting technology, the first of its kind in Nigeria and has the capacity to process 350 million tonnes of hybrid tomato…

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Low Yields As Rice Farmers Struggle To Meet Demand After Borders Closure

Thomas Tyavwva Maji is planting rice on more of his land in Nigeria’s Benue State than ever to take advantage of a surge in prices since the country shut its land borders in August. But he says he cannot go much further. With no machinery or irrigation, limited manual labour and no spare cash for fertilizers, the 45-year-old is not expecting any dramatic change in his fortunes. “We work until we get exhausted, manually we get exhausted,” said Maji, as a woman nearby beat hand-harvested stalks on the ground to…

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Agriculture Foreign Sports 

For Killing Research Elephant, Botswana Cancels Hunters’ Licences      

Botswana has cancelled the licences of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant. Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp had voluntarily surrendered their hunting licences, a government statement said. Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting in May, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals. However the elephant, which was shot last month, had been collared – giving it protected status as a research elephant. The number of elephants in Botswana is estimated to be about 130,000. In a statement, the government said: “The period of the…

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Buhari Salutes Farmers, Says They Are ‘Authentic Heroes Today, Tomorrow,  Evermore’

President Muhammadu Buhari has poured encomiums on Nigerian farmers, as Farmers’ Day is celebrated today in Obie, Rivers State, by Nigerian Agip Oil Company. In a goodwill message to the ceremony, the President says farmers have led the country to the food self-sufficiency we now enjoy, “saving us billions of dollars yearly, which would have been spent on food importation.’’ He added that such funds “are now deployed to other developmental projects, particularly infrastructure.” Celebrating farmers further, President Buhari describes them as “our authentic heroes, not only for today, but…

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