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UN calls for more funding for organic farming in Africa

  The United Nations has called for increased funding for organic farming in Africa, saying it has rich potential but is increasingly under-funded. A survey conducted by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) revealed on Monday in Rome that organic farming offers an excellent and lucrative export opportunity for Africa. It

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Mambila can become hub of tea production in Africa – Obasanjo

        Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said the Mambila Plateau in Taraba had the potential of becoming the hub of tea production in Africa. Obasanjo was speaking in Jalingo when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Darius Ishaku of the state. He expressed determination to promote the tea production potential of

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Yobe IDPs return to farms – NAN

Hundreds of returnees displaced by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in some communities in Yobe have returned to their farmlands a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria finds. A NAN correspondent who visited Goniri, Katarko, Gotula and Ngurbuwa villages reports that many of the returnees, who left their settlements

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FG to train youths, women on aquaculture – Minister

  The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will set up training centres across the country to train women and youths on aquaculture. Ogbeh stated this during a meeting with the management of the Triton Aqua Africa Limited, led by its Chairman, Ashvin Samtani, in

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FG reiterates commitment to food security, job creation

  Mr Nimram Longs, the President of Arewa Union in South Africa, says Nigeria remains a favourable destination for all year mechanised farming. Longs told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg on Sunday that the country’s vast potentials included its good weather and arable land. He urged the Federal government to

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Namibia: Infighting At Neu-Sommerau As 4,000 Farmers Crowd Farm

  Tsumeb Farmers at farm Neu-Sommerau are fighting each other over grazing land with multiple individuals claiming ownership to the grazing area and denying others access. Complicating the matter is the fact that the farmers who have been legitimately resettled on the farm are without valid documents, and it is impossible to distinguish

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GROWING FOOD IN THIN AIR

  African farmers constantly have to compete against climate change, adverse weather conditions, drought, affected soil and high costs, to name a few. A young Nigerian man, Samson Ogbole, hopes to make farmers' lives a bit easier. Ogbole is the founder of Sreach Aeroponics - an organisation which aims to train people

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The Role Of Bioremediation In Agriculture

  THE ROLE OF BIOREMEDIATION IN AGRICULTURE     THE ROLE OF BIOREMEDIATION IN AGRICULTURE Bioremediation is the use of biological process to decontaminate a polluted system. Due to its safety and convenience, it has become an accepted remedy for cleaning polluted soil and water. Pollutant in Agriculture can be divided into 4 main groups which

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Embrace farming to conquer hunger – Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Dr Kayode Fayemi, of Solid Minerals Development has urged civil servants in Ekiti state to engage in farming activities to cushion the effects of their unpaid salaries. Fayemi, immediate past governor of the state gave the advice during the distribution of food items to the workers by the Kayode Fayemi Leadership

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FG Asked To Involve More Young Nigerians In Farming

  The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is asking the Federal Government of Nigeria to formulate policies that will encourage young people to go into farming and also reduce farmers’ risks. According to the President of IFAD, Kanayo Nwanze, agriculture provides a better revenue and job creation alternatives to Nigeria. He also

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Promotion of Ebonyi workers now to be based on farm size – Gov. Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has warned that promotion of civil servants in the state will henceforth be based on their performance in agriculture rather than length of service. Daily Times Reports. Umahi handed down the warning while swearing-in four newly appointed special assistants at the Government House in Abakaliki,

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Gov Shettima To Fight Poverty With Agriculture In Borno

Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has vowed that his administration will fight poverty through irrigation farming. Shettima disclosed this yesterday while on inspection tour of various projects embarked upon by his administration in Maiduguri. Inspecting nursery plants at farm centre in Auno and Beneishek in Maiduguri, Governor Kashim Shettima said the

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