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FG inaugurates Inter-Ministerial Agriculture/Nutrition Working Group

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Agriculture/Nutrition Working Group (IANWG). The Group which is saddled with the responsibility of designing strategies to promote healthy living, addressing malnutrition and increasing hygienic food production was inaugurated by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh

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Rwanda bans import of poultry products amid Bird Flu concerns

The Government of Rwanda has imposed temporary ban on all imported poultry products from Uganda and European countries due to outbreak of Avian Influenza (bird flu). In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, the Minister, Geraldine Mukeshimana informed all Rwandan business operators involved in the

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How We Actualised Kebbi Rice Dream – Governor Bagudu

For the first time, Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, has revealed the strategies adopted by his administration to turn the state into the leading rice-producing centre in Nigeria, giving farmers real value for their labour and investments in the process. Bagudu, who spoke in an exclusive interview with Vanguard, said

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Lagos Residents Flood Sales Centres to Buy Lake Rice

The Lagos State government has again assured residents of the availability of LAKE Rice at designated outlets across the State. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Toyin Suarau, gave this assurance yesterday while reviewing sales reports of the product from retail outlets and centres. Suarau said the government was working assiduously to ensure availability

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Effective agricultural extension can ensure food security – VC; ABU, Zaria

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Prof. Ibrahim Garba has stated that for Nigeria to ensure food security and increase productivity, there must be a functional agricultural extension service. Prof. Ibrahim Garba, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of 2016 National Agricultural Extension Review Meeting held yesterday, Wednesday, at

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Ghana: Govt Recognizes Importance of Agriculture Sector – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has stated that this year, Government spent GH¢120 million in supporting the rice, cashew and agro-processing sectors, as well as the importation of tractors for farmers. "Additionally, the government through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture opened up more mechanization centres across the regions of the country

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Nigeria: Ogun Govt. Raises Alarm Over ‘Poisonous Ponmo’ in Markets

By Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji A large quantity of poisonous cattle hides popularly known as 'ponmo' has been discovered in some markets in Ogun State, the state commissioner for Agriculture, Ronke Sokefun, has said. Addressing 'ponmo' dealers and other stakeholders in the state on Thursday, the commissioner warned against consumption of the toxic delicacy. Ms.

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South Africa: Gauteng Agriculture Invites Media to a Walkabout to Showcase a Climate Smart and Innovative Way of Producing Food

PRESS RELEASE Gauteng concerned about hunger, monopolised and unhealthy food system Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile expressed concerns at the high levels of hunger, an overly concentrated and expensive food system. He urged Gauteng residents to take charge of their nutritional needs by engaging in

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Africa: UN Agency and French Government Urge Inclusion of Food Security and Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week. Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization

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