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Food Sufficiency: Farmers receive free seedlings from A’Ibom govt

The Akwa Ibom State government has distributed maize, Okra and onion seedlings, improved plantain suckers, cassava cuttings, pineapple suckers and other inputs to farmers in line with its food sufficiency programme. The distribution of the items, which took place on Wednesday, at the open field of the Ministry of Agriculture in Uyo, was in view […]

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Outbreak of Avian Iinfluenza in Niger

  …Thousands of birds killed Daniel Atori, Minna Niger State has recorded confirmed cases of Avian Influenza in a cluster of poultry farms which has killed thousands of birds. In a statement signed and issued by the Information Officer, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Abubakar Adamu Kuta, in Minna, the state capital late Tuesday, farmers […]

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Food security: ARCN canvases internship for agriculture graduates

Agriculture Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN ) on Tuesday said it has recommended to the Federal Government that graduates from various colleges of agriculture and other related research institutes be subjected to internship programmes. This it said would help to prepare students and graduates of agriculture with entrepreneurial skills required to break the over stayed […]

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Ebonyi: Fertilizers will be costly this year

…warns dealers, farmers against adulteration Ebonyi State government Tuesday said fertilizers will be costly this year. Professor Ogbonnaya Chukwu, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry and General Manager Ebonyi State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited disclosed this to reporters in Abakaliki during an interview. Ebonyi State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited is supplying fertilizers to the […]

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Food sufficiency: We’re ready to partner AKSG for bumper harvest – AGRAP

  Our Reporter A group of young and vibrant agro experts have come under the aegis of Agricultural Graduates and Professionals (AGRAP) to state their readiness to collaborate with the Akwa Ibom State Government (AKSG) in order to boost staple food production. The group made this known on Wednesday during a curtsey visit on the […]

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Bird flu hits Jos North, kills over 5,000 birds

  Musa Pam, Jos ‌ An outbreak of bird flu, also known as avian influenza, has  hit Dong village in Jos North Local Government of Plateau State, killing over 5,000 birds. The Chief Veterinary Officer of the state, Dr Sipak Shase’et, who disclosed this to New Telegraph on Tuesday in Jos, said the outbreak had […]

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Stakeholders move to crash maize prices

  Caleb Onwe, Abuja The Maize Council, comprising of all stakeholders in the maize subsector, on Tuesday said it has taken steps to crash prices of maize across the country within the next three months. The stakeholders in Abuja said the high cost of maize occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic interruption had become worrisome, and […]

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FarnKonnect: Fayemi commissions world’s second biggest snail farm in Ekiti

  Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi Wednesday inaugurated the world’s second largest snail farm in the state. The N5billion project is the initiative of Dem Eli Farms and Merchandise through the expertise of Farmkonnect. Inaugurating the snail farm, which is the biggest on the African continent, Fayemi said the decision […]

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Reopened borders: Need to protect CBN’s agric interventions

Feelers from Nigerian farmers are that smuggling of rice into the country could increase if the land borders just reopened remain porous despite the reiteration of the Federal Government that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should not give foreign exchange (forex) to any individual or group for food importation. Taiwo Hassan reports Recently, President […]

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Reeling from coronavirus, Asia’s poultry farmers battle bird flu outbreak

  Asia’s chicken farmers are confronting the region’s worst bird flu outbreak in years, with the deadly virus affecting farms stretching from Japan to India, roiling some poultry prices and showing no signs of easing. More than 20 million chickens have been destroyed in South Korea and Japan since November. The highly pathogenic H5N8 virus […]

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