Entries by Aishat Onusi

FG Funded Tissue Culture Lab Complex Commissioned At IITA, Ibadan

A new Tissue Culture laboratory complex was today commissioned at the Headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA in Ibadan.   The project was funded by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the African Development Bank- AFDB/ ATASP-1 outreach programme to support clean seed systems in root and tuber crops.   The commissioning […]

FGN-World Bank Assisted APPEALS Programme Holds Implementation Support Mission

The FGN-World Bank Assisted programme, the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement & Livelihood Improvement Support, APPEALS has held its 2nd project implementation support mission with teams from the World Bank, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD, relevant Agencies and Partners, State Project Coordinators and key stakeholders are in attendance.   Declaring the mission open, Permanent […]

FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY CONTROL: Hon. Minister Convenes Stakeholders Meeting in Abuja

Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has convened a meeting with relevant agencies and stakeholders involved in food safety and Agric produce quality regulation to discuss the challenges of indiscriminate use of chemicals in agricultural produce preservation and storage.   Present at the meeting were the Beans Farmers and Marketers Association; […]

Honourable Minister Holds Breakfast Meeting With Agricultural Donor Working Group

Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has held an interactive breakfast meeting with partners and donors in the Agricultural sector in Nigeria.   The meeting which was facilitated by the Projects Coordinating Unit, PCU of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, was held to review strategies to effectively utilize […]

Mechanization: NAMEL, TOOAN & TOHFAN Sign PPP Memorandum of Agreement

The Nigerian Agricultural Mechanization & Leasing Company (NAMEL) has signed a joint Memorandum of Agreement with the Tractor Owners & Operators Association of Nigeria (TOOAN) & the Tractors Owners & Hiring Facilities Association of Nigeria (TOHFAN) on a private sector-driven mechanization programme.   The key objectives of the NAMEL/ TOHFAN-TOOAN joint MoA is to effectively […]

WAAW 2018: World Antibiotics Awareness Week Observed In Abuja

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD and the Federal Ministry of Environment held activities to commemorate this year’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week.   As part of activities to mark the  Week, observed from 12th – 18th, November, 2018,  an Antimicrobial Resistance – AMR Awareness […]

Lokpobiri Declares Open The 7th Meeting of West African Task Force on Fisheries

Honourable Minister of state for Agriculture and Rural Development – Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri recently declared open, the 7th meeting of the West African Task Force (WATF) on fisheries governance of the Fisheries Committee of the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in Abuja.   The 3-day meeting which had in attendance high level stakeholders in […]

“Stop Using Sniper To Preserve Beans” – Audu Ogbeh Appeals To Nigerian Traders

  The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has expressed displeasure at the use of chemicals for food preservation and fruit ripening.   “Sniper is very dangerous; people also use carbide to ripen bananas and some other fruits; people do all kinds of things, and suddenly, people are developing different diseases, something […]