Agriculture

Cancer: NAFDAC clamps down on traders using carbide to ripen fruits

Officials of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are currently on surveillance across the country to arrest those allegedly using carbide to ripen fruits before selling. Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director-General of the agency who disclosed this at a sensitization campaign in Onitsha, Anambra State …

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Agric: Osun govt empowers over 100 livestock farmers

…as each beneficiary receives 2000 day-old chicks, vaccines, feed-mills, others As part of efforts to reposition agriculture, ensure food security and empower young farmers, the Government of the State of Osun has commenced massive distribution of chicks to livestock farmers in the State. No fewer than 100 farmers benefitted from …

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Agriculture: Osun govt distributes 100,000 cocoa seedlings, limes, agro-chemicals, other farm imputs to farmers

… inaugurates OBOPS III …as over 1000 farmers empowered …Govt has been very supportive of our cause, say beneficiaries The Government of the State of Osun on Tuesday distributed 100,000 cocoa seedlings to about 1,000 farmers in the State. The State Government also distributed agro-chemicals, hand-spraying tools, limes and other …

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Growing agribusiness

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Nanono, stated that Nigeria’s agricultural resources could contribute to its growth and development like oil, if well managed. Speaking at the 44th Meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development (NCARD), he reiterated that the government was working on some agric …

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Food crisis: FG, states review agric policies, programmes

Federal and state government officials from the ministries of agriculture have commenced the review of policies and programmes of Nigeria’s agricultural sector to avert the looming food crisis that could arise from insecurity on farmlands. At the Officials’ Session-Opening Ceremony of the 44th National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development, …

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