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FG trains 30 sugarcane farmers in seed cane production

By Olayinka Owolewa, Ilorin.   The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development began a two-day training for 30 smallholder sugarcane farmers in Ilorin on Tuesday.   Declaring the programme open, an Assistant Chief Agriculture Officer in the ministry, Malam…
NIHORT trains 30 in lowland, upland vegetable production

By Ibukun Emiola, Ibadan.   The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) says it will train no fewer than 30 youths in lowland and upland vegetable production.   The institute announced this at the opening of the Horticultural Academy for Youths…
AU states urge govts to improve nutrition, food security

By Temitope Ponle, Abuja.   African Union (AU) member states have called on governments to speed up investment, coordination and implementation of programmes to improve nutrition and food security in Africa.   In a statement issued on the website of…
IFAD-VCDP distributes 191 water pumps; agric inputs to Anambra farmers

By Francis Onyeukwu, Awka.   The International Fund for Agricultural Development-Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD-VCDP) on Friday distributed 191 water-pumping machines and other agricultural inputs, worth N595 million, to farmers in Anambra State.   Dr Fatima Aliyu, Acting National Programme…
Delta govt. reiterates commitment to encouraging women farmers

By Mercy Obojeghren, Asaba. The Delta State Government on Thursday reiterated its commitment to encouraging women farmers, as it launched the SHEFARMERS Initiative in the state.   The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agricultural Matters, Chief Aneke Ifemeni,…