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Rockefeller Foundation develops solution for increasing cassava shelf life

The Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have announced the results of the Cassava Innovation Challenge, launched in 2016 to uncover novel solutions for increasing cassava shelf life in Nigeria and the world. At the first All Africa Post-Harvest Congress, held last month in Nairobi, the organisers

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Nigerian govt warns universities of agriculture, technology, others to stick to their mandates

The federal Government has directed that all specialized universities are to stick to their core mandates which they were set up to carry and desist from running programmes which have no bearing to their foundation. Specialised universities are set up to pursue specific courses/ programmes to steer the need of manpower

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ABU, Hungary To Generate 1.3 Tonnes Liquid Fertilizer Annually

By Chika Okeke: The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria has entered into an agreement with a Hungarian company Agrar-Biothanol to produce 1,333 tonnes of liquid organic fertilizer and 2.66 million litres of ethanol annually as well as 1.2mw electricity. When completed, the electricity produced would cater for thirty percent of the university’s

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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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Federal Government, World Bank Collaborate to Reduce Post-Harvest Wastage

In attempts to reduce the occurences of post harvest wastages, the Federal Government and World Bank are collaborating with an engineering/ agro-allied company called Nobex Technology Limited, which specializes in the design and fabrication of post-harvest crops processing equipment. According to a statement from the firm, the investors have plans to

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Government Empowers FIIRO On School Feeding Programme

The minister of agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has reiterated its commitment to support Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) on school feeding programs in the country. Addressing stakeholders at his working visit to the institute of in Lagos, he said his ministry would be patronizing FIIRO’S products

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ELEPHANT GROUP INVESTS US$300 MILLION IN RICE VALUE CHAIN

The Nigerian agri-commodities company Elephant Group has issued a Letter of Intent to invest US$300m in sustainable agricultural growth in Nigeria over the next three years. The period of investment, which will run from February 2015 to 2018, will see the business introducing a policy of backwards integration in the agricultural

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