Posts Tagged “Agric”

INSIDE THE MAIGATARI INTERNATIONAL CATTLE MARKET

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INSIDE THE MAIGATARI INTERNATIONAL CATTLE MARKET

Maigatari International Cattle Market is one of the biggest cattle markets in the northern part of the country, because it supplies over 2 million stock of cattle for trading during its weekly market day.
The ever busy Maigatari border cattle market in Maigatari Local Government Area of Jigawa state is approximately not more than 200 meters square in size. The market gets its supply from within Nigeria and the neighbouring Niger republic, with stock thrice the capacity of the market start arriving two days ahead the market day.

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OONI OF ILE-IFE SIGNS MOU TO BUILD $1.4B TECHNOLOGY AGRIC-HUB IN OSUN STATE

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OONI OF ILE-IFE SIGNS MOU TO BUILD $1.4B TECHNOLOGY AGRIC-HUB IN OSUN STATE

With the MoU, the technological hub worth $1.4bn in its first phase, is expected to facilitate employment of youths in Ile-Ife. After the MoU was signed, the start-up phase for master plan was to begin with investors in London and Asia.

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JOHN-PAUL IWUOHA: FUEL EXEC TURNED FARMER: NIGERIA WAS DRUNK ON OIL

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JOHN-PAUL IWUOHA: FUEL EXEC TURNED FARMER: NIGERIA WAS DRUNK ON OIL

By Eleni Giokos and Logan Whiteside For years, John-Paul Iwuoha enjoyed the fruits of Nigeria’s oil boom: The executive had a cushy job in Lagos, making plenty of what he describes as “easy money.” But even as the riches flowed, the former consultant commenced work on an unlikely escape plan: a small farm on the…

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NIGERIANS DISCOVER PESTICIDE FOR TOMATO-KILLING MOTHS

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NIGERIANS DISCOVER PESTICIDE FOR TOMATO-KILLING MOTHS

Now Nigeria’s National Research Institute for Chemical Technology says it has found a solution – a pesticide which will kill off the moth.

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TOMATO DISEASE: EXPERTS PROFFER SOLUTIONS TO TUTA ABSOLUTA

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TOMATO DISEASE: EXPERTS PROFFER SOLUTIONS TO TUTA ABSOLUTA

Agricultural experts at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State on Sunday proffered solutions to the recent outbreak of Tomato disease, Tuta Absoluta, saying importing tomato seeds was not the best option. Dr. Morufat Balogun, a Geneticist, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan that importing seeds to cushion the problem would further further drain…

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MY JOURNEY BACK TO THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN FARMING – OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

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MY JOURNEY BACK TO THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN FARMING – OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

I have many fond memories of my childhood in a small farming settlement near Abeokuta, the capital of Nigeria’s Ogun State. By the age of five, I was accompanying my papa to the fields where we grew cassava, maize, plantain, oil palm and other crops. A proud Yoruba man, my father was considered the most successful farmer in our village. While living with few modern amenities, we grew plenty of food, and we enjoyed the cultural wealth of our Yoruba traditions and history.

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ATIKU’S GROUND BREAKING SOLUTION FOR FARMERS-HERDSMEN CONFLICTS

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ATIKU’S GROUND BREAKING SOLUTION FOR FARMERS-HERDSMEN CONFLICTS

With the foundation laying ceremony of the Rico Gardo Nutrition animal feeds plant on the 21st of May, 2016 at Idu Industrial Zone in Abuja in the presence of top government officials, it can be said that Nigerian business people have commenced the much-talked about but hitherto elusive diversification program in some sectors of the economy. These category of Nigerians namely, Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote and Eric Umeofia, among others are heeding the marching orders of President Muhammadu Buhari to “make them in Nigeria and export abroad”.

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SAFE FOOD: SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN BEANS

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SAFE FOOD: SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN BEANS

By Fabian Odum   Over the years, there have been several beans ‘scare’ and even fatalities following the consumption of meals prepared from cowpea, popularly known as beans. In many cases, the ‘illness’ or death resulting from eating cooked beans is confined to the realm of superstition; some believe the victims would have been poisoned…

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DISCOVER INCOME GENERATING POTENTIALS OF CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN

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DISCOVER INCOME GENERATING POTENTIALS OF CASSAVA VALUE CHAIN

There are many wealth creation opportunities in the production and processing of cassava, a wonder crop from which about 2,500 industrial products can be derived.

One can create a lot of value-added commodities capable of building fabulous wealth for farmers as well as raw materials for processors and numerous jobs for the unemployed. For instance, skilled entrepreneurs who appreciate hygienic production of food, attractive packaging and reputable food brand names that deliver on promises can leverage on the opportunities that abound in processing and adding value to create more wealth. One can process cassava into garri, flour, glucose, biscuits and so on.

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FECA LAUNCHES PLANTING OF BIOFORTIFIED VITAMIN A CASSAVA, MAIZE IN ONDO

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FECA LAUNCHES PLANTING OF BIOFORTIFIED VITAMIN A CASSAVA, MAIZE IN ONDO

By Oluwaseun Akingboye The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA) has launched the 2016 planting season for bio-fortified crops, committing itself towards youth empowerment in the country. The Provost of the college, Dr Adeola Odedina said this at the weekend during the launching at the campus, themed: “Scaling out Biofortification Investment in Nigeria.” According to…

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