Give young people the tools to solve hunger

Young people are the key to innovations that could help feed billions of people in the decades ahead, according to Calestous Juma, an internationally recognised development expert. “Today’s youth have access to new types of knowledge that were not available to their parents, such as genomic and geospatial data. The challenge is searching for More...

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By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 26th, 2015
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FG will contain bird flu, says Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has assured that the Federal Government would contain the outbreak of bird flu in the country successfully. Adesina gave the assurance in More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Farmers plead with Benue Govt for pumping machines

Farmers in Makurdi, Benue State capital, have called on government at all levels to provide them with pumping machines to enhance irrigation farming. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 19th, 2015
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Wheat: FG targets 1.5m tonnes increase in annual production by 2017

By Mohammed Kandi In a bid to boost the country’s capacity in wheat production, the Federal Government is planning to increase national wheat production from the current 100, 000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes by More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Nigeria does not have any reason to import Palm Oil, says Adesina

By Mohammed Kandi The Minister of Agriculture and Rural development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has described as unacceptable the abuse of the 75% Duty Rebate incentive approved for oil palm operators in the Free Trade More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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…As Adesina honours 28 retired staff

By Mohammed Kandi n a bid to encourage hard work, commitment, determination in service delivery by workers, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has expressed his appreciation More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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AGRA: New programme to boost incomes of smallholders launched

Almost 730, 000 smallholder farmers in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania could soon benefit from a new, US$15.5 million programme that aims to improve their productivity and incomes. The programme, which involves partnership More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 12th, 2015
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Agric ministry, OSGF signs MoU on acquisition of multi-spacial Imageries

By Mohammed Kandi In an effort to provide farmers with timely knowledge of contemporary agricultural activities, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and the Office of the Survey-General More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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The value addition imperative in agriculture

Local agricultural processing is vital as Africa’s food imports continue to rise – but not all commodities are well suited to domestic value addition. A rising middle class and expanding population are pushing More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Bank lending to seed companies hits N6bn in 2014, says Adesina

By Mohammed Kandi The Federal Government drive towards enhancing the country’s agriculture sector via sustained private sector involvement has received a major boost, as commercial bank lending to seed companies More...