Agriculture

FEC agrees to separate Livestock Devt Ministry from Agriculture

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting on Wednesday has decided that the Ministry of Livestock Development be excised from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. The Council…

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FG suspends tariffs, taxes on food importation to tackle high prices

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Senator Abubakar Kyari, has unveiled measures that will be implemented over the next 180 days to arrest high food prices. Speaking at a press…

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Lagos plans big for food market, may partner Rungis

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given indications that the state food market may be modelled after Rungis International Market in Paris reputed to be the world’s second largest.…

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Enugu takes proactive measures against farmers, herders clashes

Enugu State says it has taken proactive and tested measures to ensure the security and safety of farmers to boost food sufficiency in the state. The Commissioner for Agriculture and…

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Nigerians lament increasing cost of Garri, seek alternative

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have lamented the increasing cost of Garri and how the staple food is becoming inaccessible to the average Nigerian. The latest  National Bureau…

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Cleric urges Nigerians to embrace farming 

Prophet Isa El-buba, the General Overseer of the Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International (EBOMI), has advised Nigerians to embrace farming as an occupation. El-buba, who is also the Convener of…

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Experts urge advocacy against agrochemicals misuse

Some agriculture experts have called for increased advocacy against misuse of agrochemicals by farmers. The experts made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on…

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AfDB, BUK partner on climate adaption for food security

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will partner with Bayero University Kano (BUK), on entrepreneurship and climate adaptation towards addressing food security in Northern Nigeria. Dr Beth Dunford, the…

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Home garden can help families cope with food inflation—Soludo’s wife

 Wife of the Anambra Governor, Dr Nonye Soludo, says embracing home or backyard garden practice will help families to cope with the rising cost of living. Soludo, who is also…

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Minister warns against hoarding, speculative trading of grains

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, has warned commodity traders against hoarding and speculative trading as the Federal Government intensify efforts to scale up food production in the…

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