Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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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Nigeria advised to follow Indian way of mechanized farming

The Federal Governments has been advised to follow the Indian example of mechanized agriculture if the country must be self sufficient in food production. The Acting Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria-ARCN, Professor Ambrose Voh, stated this in Kaduna, while declaring open a three-day workshop on Integrated Safe Fertility Management-ISFM

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Nigeria produced 370,000 metric tonnes of catfish in 2016

Chief Tayo Akingbolagun, the National President, Catfish Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) said Nigeria produced 370,000 metric tonnes of catfish in 2016. Akingbolagun spoke on Tuesday in Benin, during the association’s Annual General Meeting. Akingbolagun put the value of the 370,000 metric tonnes of fish at over N175 billion, adding that fish business

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