Late procurement of fertiliser may hamper cultivation —Consultant

By Nicholas Dechi   Makurdi: Mr Jubli Makka, a Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) Consultant on Financial Inclusion, says late procurement and supply of fertiliser to farmers may hamper agricultural activities.   Makka said this on Wednesday at a two-day workshop on Technical Assistance Support to VCDP Financial Suppliers organised by the International Fund for

Food security: NDE launches sustainable agric development training scheme in Ebonyi

By Christian Ogbonna Abakaliki: The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has launched a Post-Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (Post-SADTS) for 50 women and youths in Ebonyi. Mallam Abubakar Nuhu-Fikpo, NDE Director-General, said the training being initiated by its Rural Employment Promotion Department (REP) aimed at job creations and improving food production. Nuhu-Fikpo, represented by the

Dabiri-Erewa lauds Fayemi for approval of Diaspora livestock farm

By Maureen Okon   Abuja: The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission’s (NiDCOM) Chairman, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has lauded Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti for approving 250-hectares of land in Irele for Diaspora livestock farming.   The Chairman in a statement issued by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit NiDCOM, described Fayemi’s decision

Don advocates review of engineering curriculum in tertiary institutions

By Olayinka Olawale Lagos: Prof. Ayoola Olalusi of Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure, says there is need for urgent review of engineering curriculum in the nation’s tertiary institutions. Olalusi, a Professor of Agricultural Engineering, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the new curriculum

Nestlé endorses food fortification, supplementation to combat nutrient deficiencies

By Mercy Omoike Lagos: Nestlé Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to food fortification and supplementation as ways to combat micronutrients deficiencies in Nigerians. The company restated this commitment in addressing nutrients deficiency at its annual Nestlé Media Training for Journalist via Zoom Meet on Wednesday, in Lagos. Dr Kanalio Olaloku, Manager Central and West Africa,

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