Saturday, March 25, 2017

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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AIRAD wants private sector in farmers’ access to credit

The African Initiative for Rural and Agriculture Development (AIRAD) has urged the federal government to involve the private sector in the disbursement and recovery of loans to farmers in the country.  Chairman and Countries Coordinator of AIRAD, Alhaji Boboi Aliyu, stated this while addressing journalists ahead of the Agriculture African Summit

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Malawi: President fires Agric minister for corruption

Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika has dismissed the country’s agriculture minister after an investigation into maize procurement, the southern African nation’s information minister said, on Wednesday. The Minister of Information, Nicolaus Saudi informed Reuters that the President had appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate a $34.5 million government maize purchase from

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