Daily Archives: October 24, 2017

FAO highlights importance of food security for the upcoming WTO Conference

FAO highlights importance of food security for the upcoming WTO Conference

Processing lobsters for export at a cold storage facility built by FAO in Somalia. 24 October 2017, Rome – Global trade agreements, harmonized food safety standards and measures that benefit…

Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Agricultural School One year Training Programme in Modern and Sustainable Agriculture 2017

Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Agricultural School One year Training Programme in Modern and Sustainable Agriculture 2017

The Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) is a charitable company of the A.G Leventis Group dedicated to the training of farmers in modern and sustainable agricultural practices and rational use of…

Ihiala community launches N100m agric project

Ihiala community launches N100m agric project

Rather than sit back to bemoan their fate, indigenes of Ihiala in Anambra State have taken a bold initiative aimed at improving the lot of people of the area. Members…

Why you should keep ducks over chicken

Why you should keep ducks over chicken

What animal is hardier, lays more eggs, has a longer and more productive life than the popular backyard chicken? A duck, of course. They are more willful and require a…

Five new malaria targets that could lead to an effective vaccine

In the largest study of its kind, five new malaria vaccine targets have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Researchers studied the malaria…

Group vows to track 2017 budgets for agriculture in 4 states

A non-governmental organization, Connected Development (CODE) has vowed to track the implementation of each state’s 2017 budgets for agriculture. This becomes necessary following an analysis it claimed it…

Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases

West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), the body in charge of addressing diseases of root/tuber crops, on Monday raised alarm over two emerging cassava diseases in Nigeria. Dr Justin Pita…

Bauchi denies pumping untreated‎ water to public

Bauchi denies pumping untreated‎ water to public

Bauchi State Water Board has denied rumours being circulated that it pimped out untreated water for public consumption, calling the rumour malicious, unfounded and untrue. General Manager (GM) of the…

Ogun aims towards becoming Nigeria’s food basket

Ogun aims towards becoming Nigeria’s food basket

The Ogun State government says it has embarked on many agricultural projects that will make the state self sufficient in food production. Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo, stated this…