By Vincent A. Yusuf According to the reports, if you are a poultry farmer, you probably will have noticed birds laying small or big eggs in the farm. To assist farmers tackle the problem; Golden Harvest spoke to Dr. Bala Mohammed, a poultry expert based in Abuja, on the issue. Dr. Mohammed told Golden Harvest […]
BY Babajide Komolafe The paper reports that, Nigeria is set to achieve self-sufficiency in tomato production in the next one year following the attainment of daily production of one million tomato nurseries. The daily production of tomato nurseries was driven by the intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through its Anchor Borrower Programme […]
By Tokunbo Ogunsami Tokunbo reports that, farmers in Ogun State have concluded plans to launch a N200 million appeal for their Farm Produce House. The farmers, under the aegis of Yewa Awori Farm Produce Traders and Farmers Association (YAPTA), Ogun State, said the launch of the N200 million would hold on February 7, with Governor […]
A Seed Systems Principal Investigator at Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUNAM), Teryima Lorlamen, in this interview spoke on how science is gradually moving farmers into planting yam stem, same as in cultivating sweet potato, and also dissect best agronomy practices to help them grow healthy and bigger yams for increased income. Excerpts: By Hope […]
By Ifeanyi Onuba According to the paper, the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending and other major stakeholders in the agriculture sector are working on a framework that will address the challenges in the seeds and grains value chain sector of the economy. The move is expected to tackle the key challenges […]
By Chidimma C.Okeke The paper has it that, the Federal Government yesterday approved the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (beans) developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for environment release. The PBR Cowpea, by this development, becomes the first genetically modified food crop to be approved in the country. GM BEANS […]
BY TONY OKAFOR The paper reports that, there was tension in Anambra State on Thursday as herdsmen with their cattle invaded Ideke Secondary School in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of the State. Teachers and students of the school, who raised the alarm, left the school abruptly.
BY LAMI SADIQ According to the paper, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Commander Major – General Agustin Agundu says there is no farmer/ herder crisis in Plateau State. He said banditry, armed robbery and cultism were the major triggers of crisis in the state.
Ahead of the forthcoming polls, farmers, at an event organized by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre and Voices for Food Security (VFS), presented their expectations to some politicians in Lagos By Daniel Essiet. Essiet reports that, farmers organizations, especially those producing the raw ingredients and their suppliers from across the country, […]