Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

What soot-covered, hundred-year-old birds can tell us about saving the environment

Horned Larks are cute little songbirds with white bellies and yellow chins — at least, now they are. A hundred years ago, at the height of urban smoke pollution in…

Kogi youth accuse Dangote of destroying environment

Kogi youth accuse Dangote of destroying environment

The Kogi State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has called on the Dangote Group to take the issue of environmental protection and corporate social responsibility for…

Nigeria’s potential at global cowpea marke

Nigeria’s potential at global cowpea marke

Cowpea, known as beans in Nigeria, is an important economic crop whose seeds are consumed as a major source of protein, while the stems and leaves are used as animal…

Maslaha to release maize seed yielding 9 tonnes per hectare

Maslaha to release maize seed yielding 9 tonnes per hectare

Maslaha Seeds Limited, a renowned indigenous seed company, is set to release SDM6 maize hybrid seeds that can yield up to nine tonnes per hectare come 2018. This was revealed…

Meet Kebbi girls on agric adventure

Meet Kebbi girls on agric adventure

They are mostly young girls whose ages range from 10 – 16 years. They are easily identified with the sticks they usually hold with which they re-trash harvested rice…

Story of Nigeria’s largest dog market

Story of Nigeria’s largest dog market

This  ancient market, situated in Dawaki  town of Kanke local government area in Plateau state, has earned  resounding fame across most parts of the North-east, North-west and South…

AGOA: How Nigeria misses 17yrs export opportunity to USA

Nigeria is said to be losing huge foreign exchange revenues and about four million jobs annually due to the country’s failure to fully maximise the benefits of a United…

Experts partner Kano farmers to boost cowpea production

Tropical Legumes III (TLIII) project, led by ICRISAT, a major international initiative supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and implemented by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in…

Nigeria losses N28.4bn worth of tomatoes annually

Nigeria losses N28.4bn worth of tomatoes annually

Nigeria is losing N28.4bn worth of tomatoes being produced in the country annually, the Project Director of YieldWise Nigeria, Lekan Tobe has said. Speaking at a stakeholders convening in…

On-farm Demonstration: Improved Weed Control Help Nigerian Farmers Record 27tons/ha

On-farm Demonstration: Improved Weed Control Help Nigerian Farmers Record 27tons/ha

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have helped On-farm demonstrations in Ogun produce average yields of 27 tons per hectare. In a statement…

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

Rural areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries

With the right mix of investment and policies, rural areas can be lands of economic opportunity. 9 October 2017, Rome – Millions of young people in developing countries who are…