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Ensure Nigeria Does Not Become Dumping Ground for GM Foods – Minister

By Chidimma C. Okeke The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril has tasked regulatory agencies in the country to ensure that Nigeria does not become a dumping ground for Genetically Modified (GM) foods The minister stated this at a meeting on collaboration between regulatory agencies and the National Biosafety Management

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Food Security – Bauchi Cultivates 4,000 Hectares of Rice

By Segun Awofadeji Bauchi — Bauchi State government will support rice farmers in the 20 local government areas of the state to cultivate at least 4,000 hectares of land in this year's dry season. The State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who disclosed this recently while launching the 2017 Fadama III additional financing for

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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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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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Ishaku, Ortom Insist On Ranching As Solution to Herdsmen, Farmers’ Clashes

By Wole Ayodele Jalingo — Governors Darius Ishaku of Taraba State and Samuel Ortom of Benue state have reiterated that ranching is the only solution to resolve the recurring clashes between herdsmen and farmers that have claimed several lives and rendered thousands of people homeless. In the same vein, the governors maintained

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Nigeria Is In A Hurry To Develop Agriculture – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is working earnestly towards improving the agricultural sector. He said the improvement is meant to increase food production and enhance food security as well as provision of jobs for the teeming unemployed youths. The president who said Nigeria is in hurry to see

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Commissioner wants Fadama initiative extended to all 13 LGAs in Ebonyi

Mr Uchenna Orji, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Ebonyi, has appealed to the World Bank to extend the Fadama initiative to all the 13 Local Government Areas of state. Orji, who made the appeal on Tuesday in Abakaliki in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), explained

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