Agriculture

NDLEA Destroys 34,560 kg of Drugs, Substances in Ogun

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has publicly destroyed over 34, 560 kilograms of hard drug in Ogun. NDLEA Chairman, retired Col. Muhammad Abdallah disclosed this in a statement issued by head of public affairs of the agency, Mr Jonah Achema on Friday in Abuja. Abdallah noted that 34,182 kg of the drug destroyed was cannabis sativa ...

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Gombe Governor Reiterates Resolve to Create Jobs Via 3G Project

…As Governor Inuwa Yahaya receives fellowship award of Federal College of Horticulture, Dadinkowa Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has restated his administration’s resolve to partner with the Federal College of Horticulture, Dandinkowa in the sustenance of its flagship programme, Gombe Goes Green (3G), which is aimed at conserving the environment and creating jobs for the teeming youths. The ...

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The rice palaver: putting the horse before the cart by Alex Agbo

The Federal government of Nigeria in August 2019, banned importation of goods using the land borders. One of the reasons given is that the exercise would help the country to develop its local industries. According to the government, the ban would spur the local people to produce their own rice, cloth and other essential products. The exercise, which is abrupt, ...

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Frightening, Untrue Stories about Proven Technology shouldn’t Hinder our Advancement – Experts

Biotechnolgy experts at the weekend  admonished Nigerians to ignore  frightening and untrue stories about proven technology and not allow such tales to hinder the country’s advancement in the sector. The experts gave the advice at the 2019 3rd edition of the Open Forum for Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa, Nigeria Chapter Media Award Dinner in Abuja. Dr Rose Gidado, Country ...

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Stakeholders Lament Limited Understanding of Organic Agriculture Principles, Practices in Nigeria

Stakeholders in organic agriculture have said that a lot of advocacies and awareness campaigns are needed for farmers to understand the benefits of organic agriculture’s principles and practice for increased harvests. The stakeholders said this in a communiqué released on Friday in Abuja, at the end of the 2019 National Organic Agriculture Business Summit held in Lagos with the theme: ...

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Massey Ferguson Lends Support to South Africa’s Emerging Farmers

For three consecutive years emerging farmers throughout South Africa have gathered as members of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) in the aspiration to become some of the country’s most competent and successful commercial farmers. This year’s AFASA Conference on Agri-business Transformation took place in Bloemfontein, Free State from 6 – 8 October 2019 under the theme, Farmers ...

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