FAO initiates project to boost catfish production, value chain

By Bukola Adewumi   Abuja: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says its FISH4ACP project in Nigeria would boost catfish production and African catfish value chain, which is worth 625 million dollars.   FISH4ACP is “an initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) contributing to food and nutrition security,

Women farmers urge FG to implement policies that promote gender inclusiveness

By Patricia Amogu   Abuja: Mrs Esther Adebayo, President, Women Agro Processors Agricgen and exporters initiative ( Wapagein),has urged the Federal Government to implement policies capable of promoting gender inclusiveness in the Agricultural sector. Adebayo,who made this call at the sideline of the opening of the National export Centre in Abuja, said women will drive

NGX: Market capitalisation down by N38bn

By Olawunmi Ashafa Lagos: The Nigerian Exchange Ltd., (NGX) closed on a downward note on Friday occasioned by loss in 20 stocks, as market capitalisation depreciated by N38 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities decreased by 0.15 per cent to N25.483 trillion, from N25.521 trillion recorded on Thursday. The All Share Index (ASI) also

Lagos Govt refocusing youths on modern agriculture – Commissioner

By Florence Onuegbu Lagos: The Lagos State Government says it is refocusing the attention of its teeming youth on modern agriculture, a veritable part of the economy. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said this on Friday in Ikeja, during the final stage of the Start Them Early Programme (STEP) Schools Agri-Competition. The agri-competition is

FG committed to building collaborations, synergies to develop non-oil sector- Minister

By Patricia Amogu   Abuja: The Minister of State, Industry,Trade and Investment, Amb.  Mariam Katagum has reiterated Federal Government commitment to developing the non -oil sector, especially the Agricultural sector. Katagum said this in Abuja at the inauguration of the women Agro Processors Agricgen and Exporters Initiative (Wapagein). According to her, one of the key

Environmentalist advocates reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities

By Mercy Omoike Lagos: An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called for the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices to reduce the prevalent greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere from agricultural activities. Odubote, the Network Coordinator, ‘Let’s Do It World’ (LDIW) Africa region, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of