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Lagos Graduates 100 Women, Youth Farmers, Charges Them To Become World-Class Agripreneurs

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya has charged the latest 100 women and youths graduands of the State Agripreneurship Programme to be committed to the attainment of the Government’s food security goal. Olusanya who stated this over the weekend at the closing and graduation ceremony of the second batch of the Lagos Agripreneurship Programme at the Agricultural Training Institute, Araga, Epe further reiterated the commitment of the State Government to engage, equip and empower women and youth particularly to become world class Agripreneurs. The Commissioner who was represented…

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Low Productivity, Lack Of Reliable Market, Others Hinder Farmers -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that smallholder farmers have seen their livelihoods constrained by a host of challenges such as low productivity, lack of reliable markets and poor rural access roads. The president made this known at 2nd National Commodity Alliance Forum organised by IFAD with the theme: Enhancing productivity and market opportunities for cassava value chain development. Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, said that farmers are faced with myriad of challenges in their day to day activities. He…

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RUGA: Kano Plans 500 Well-Equipped Houses For Cattle Herders

Kano State plans to build 500 modern houses in Kiru Local government Area as a Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) settlement for cattle herders. The Managing Director, Kano State Water Resources and Engineering Construction Agency (WRECA), Mr Muhammad Gwarzo, disclosed this on Monday in Kano. Gwarzo said that 50 houses had already been provided for the scheme, adding that the remaining 450 houses would be provided in 2021. “The Kano State Government has set up a committee for RUGA settlement to look into the issue of cattle rearers and challenges they and…

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FG Constructs 65km Access Roads To Boost Agric In Kano

The Federal Government has embarked on the construction of 65 kilometre access roads in Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure Local Government Areas of Kano State, to encourage agricultural production. Alhaji Kabir Alhassan-Rurum (APC- Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure Federal Constituency) stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano. He said that the projects were being executed under the new Federal Government’s agricultural intervention programme to achieve self-sufficiency and security in food production and availability. The projects, he added, were designed to ease difficulties in the movement of…

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ASAN, NIAS, To Meet On Challenges Of Animal Husbandry

The Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) are set to host their 9th Joint Annual Meeting to address challenges of animal husbandry, to enhance livestock production for economic development in Nigeria. The Registrar, NIAS, Prof. Eustace Iyayi made this known on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja. Iyayi said that the theme of the 2020 joint annual meeting is “ Improved Technology: a key strategy for enhanced livestock productivity and national economic development”. He said that the Nigerian animal husbandry industry…

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CBN, RIFAN Working Toward Crashing Price Of Rice -Official

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), disturbed by the increase in price of rice, have concluded plans to crash the price in all markets across the country. An Assistant Director in CBN and a member, CBN Rice Value Team, Dr Musa Olasupo, made this known on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. He said that RIFAN had assured CBN that Nigerians should expect between nine and 11 million metric tonnes of rice by the end of the year with the support…

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FG Spends N2bn On Agricultural Intervention Projects In Gombe

The Federal Government has spent over N2bn on 28 agricultural intervention projects in Gombe State from 2018 to date. The state coordinator, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Musa Inuwa, who disclosed this in Gombe on Wednesday said the projects were to ease farming activities by reducing the challenges that make farming difficult in rural communities. He stated that the projects which are often located in rural areas “are to make farmers comfortable in carrying out their activities, because their vocation is key to achieving the food security policy of the…

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COVID-19 Ruins Pig Farming, Hampers Breeding, Selling, Farmer Laments

A pig farmer, Mr Fortune Alabi, said in Lagos on Saturday that the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the breeding and selling of pigs, following the lockdown caused by the disease. Speaking on trends in the agriculture sector since the coronavirus pandemic set in Alabi said: “We have been having issues selling our animals because of the closure of borders to our West African neighbours, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has really affected us because we spend more on pig feeds, due to the hike in prices as well as…

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One Egg A Day, Good For Human Health — Nutritionist

A Nutritionist and Provost, Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan, in Oyo State, Dr Adekoya Owosibo says the consumption of one egg in a day will promote good health. Owosibo made the assertion in an interview on Friday in Ibadan on the sideline of activities to mark this year’s World Egg Day. The nutritionist said that this year’s theme of the Day — “Eat Your Egg Today and Everyday”, was crucial in letting people know the importance of egg consumption on regular bases, bearing in mind the…

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UN Basket Fund Project: WFP To Support 200,000 Persons With Food, Cash

….67000 Persons To Benefit In Kano The World Food Programme (WFP), has said that an estimated 200,000 persons would receive food and cash assistance in COVID-19 urban hotspots of Kano, Lagos and Abuja. WFP has commenced the distribution of food items and cash assistance to 67,000 vulnerable persons in Kano State, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. WFP Country Representative, Paul Howe, while speaking at the inauguration of the One UN Basket Fund Project in Kano, said that the intervention was focusing on supporting the vulnerable families affected by…

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