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Value Chain Development Programme to focus on agricultural growth – Nassarawa Govt

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Nassarawa State government says the Value Chain Development Programme is the initiative of the Federal Government, geared towards diversifying the economy as an alternative source of revenue. The programme is intended to focus more attention on agricultural growth with a view to transforming the sector as the mainstay of the country’s

NGO introduces 1st Solar-Bubble-Dryer to Nigerian farmers

…Says, it reduces post-harvest and loss. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna A swelled-up bubble (left) and sliced tomatoes being placed atop the bubble-dryer A Nigerian renewable NGO has introduced the first Solar-Bubble-Dryer to farmers to reduce post-harvest and loss. A non-government organization, ‘Developmental Association for Renewable Energies’ (D.A.R.E.), has introduced the first Solar-Bubble-Dryer for Nigerian farmers with the

Plateau governor calls for motivational measures for small-scale farmers

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau state governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has advocated for more funding and incentives for small-holder farmers, who are the mainstay of Nigeria’s agricultural sustainability programme. The governor disclosed this, while addressing the NEPAD Summit and technical roundtable discussion on strengthening small-holder farmer capabilities in the COVID-19 era at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja. These

Why Chinese, Europeans, Arabs are my major partners – S/Kaduna Ginger dealer

...Says, “Nigerians don’t value it very well compared to foreigners.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna SOUTHERN Kaduna Ginger is said to be one of the best produce in the whole world. If, given necessary attention, it can bring tremendous development because of its high demand in the international market. In this Interview with our correspondent, Achadu Gabriel, the

Gombe trains farmers on Agric Trading and Warehousing

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Farmers in Gombe state have been trained on Agricultural Commodity Trading and Warehouse Management with a view to enhancing their market produce. The farmers were trained by the Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCE) in collaboration with Sandstone Associate. Speaking during the training, managing director of the organisation, Mrs. Zaheera Baba-Ari, who was represented by the manager

Nasarawa Govt pegs fertilizer price at N5,000

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Abdullahi Sule About 930 metric tons of fertilizer for this year’s farming season are to be sold at government’s price of N5,000.00 per bag in Nasarawa state. The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, while flagging-off the sale of fertilizer on Tuesday in Nasarawa, warned that a bag of NPK 20:10:10 fertilizer must not

UBEC introduces school-to-farm programme in basic schools to boost agric production

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, said it has introduced a ‘School-to-farm’ Programme in basic education to inculcate practical agricultural skills among learners in primary and junior secondary schools. Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, made this known at the opening of a three-day workshop on the implementation framework of the programme

Chemical Engineers Confer To Proffer Solution To Challenges In Agriculture – Anyaoku

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, NSChE, said the objectives its 49th Annual Conference, AGM, and Exhibition, includes how best Nigeria will be transformed through diligent formation and implementation of SMART policies aimed at supporting and enhancing the agricultural value chain for her economic development. President of the NSChE, Engr. Onochie Anyaoku, who disclosed this

Nigerian rice is organic type, best in the whole world – Expert

...Urges govt to invest more on it by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna An expert and president of Kaduna State Shippers’ Association, Mr. Augustine Achilike, has advised federal government of Nigeria to invest heavily on local rice production in the country, saying that country's rice is the organic type and the best in the world. Augustine, who disclosed this, while receiving

Kaduna state benefiting from Agro-processing,Livelihood Improvement Support Project

By Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna Kaduna state is part of the six states that are benefiting from the 200 million dollars Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEAL) of the World Bank. The project is geared towards enhancing agro-processing, productivity and livelihood of the people, which will in turn bring about diversification of the economy