Thursday, April 27, 2017

Food Security – Bauchi Cultivates 4,000 Hectares of Rice

By Segun Awofadeji Bauchi — Bauchi State government will support rice farmers in the 20 local government areas of the state to cultivate at least 4,000 hectares of land in this year's dry season. The State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who disclosed this recently while launching the 2017 Fadama III additional financing for

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NIMET Predicts Livestock Disease Outbreaks

By Ahmed Dio Agbo Livestock population especially in the northern part of the country may suffer water stress and outbreak of heat-related diseases this year, particularly in the early months due to the expected warmer-than-normal conditions predicted by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) in the 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP). The new

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Technology Answer to Africa’s Food Security Challenge, Say Scientists

Anne Okumu Addis Ababa — Africa need to embrace modern technology in Agriculture to ensure food security for its citizens. Experts meeting in Addis Ababa with media practitioners from across the continent are concerned that crop farming has been left in the hands of older members of the society while the young

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Nigeria Leads in Cow pea Production, Deficit in Consumption – Experts

By Ibrahim Musa Giginyu Kano — Experts in cowpea production, processing and consumption have unanimously agreed that despite the fact that Nigeria has been leading in pulses and cowpea production, findings have revealed that the nation's citizens record deficit in consumption. The experts made this known during the joint programme organised as

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How to boost vegetable production for export

Vegetables are very nutritious crops widely cultivated and consumed by humans around the world. It has been recently reported that vegetable scarcity has hit the European Union (EU) countries due to bad weather, among other factors, which negatively affected production. Many stakeholders in the agricultural sector are of the opinion that this

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