Can AI help Nigeria reduce agricultural losses during flooding, nip disease outbreaks?

Technology adoption, particularly in Agriculture has often been slow in Nigeria, yet the potentials to make tremendous impact exists. The use of Artificial Intelligence in some parts of the world, may offer solutions to some of the problems confronting agricultural productivity in Nigeria, such as recurrent flooding and disease outbreaks. The flooding this year across……

Agriculture and its relevance to economic empowerment

Nigeria is currently ranked the country with the highest number of extremely poor people. It is estimated that 87 million out of the estimated 180 million population of Nigeria, which represents 45% of Nigerians, are currently living in extreme poverty. According to Nigeria poverty statistics, the poverty rate in Nigeria’s south-west of the country is…

Concerns heighten on government inability to guarantee food safety

Agricultural experts have raised grave concerns on government’s failire to sufficiently guarantee food safety in the country, and is coming amid claims by authorities that adequate measures are being taken to tackle the wrong usage of pesticides in food preservation, particularly the sniper-treated beans currently in circulation. ‎Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,……

‘Mushroom Extracts Inhibit Cancer Growth’

An agricultural extension and rural development expert at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Prof. Lucia Ogunsumi, says mushroom extracts can inhibit cancer growth. Ogunsumi made the disclosure in Ibadan yesterday. She said the presence of beta-glucans (dietary fibres) in mushroom extract was implicated as anti-tumour substances which could restrain the growth…

NOA Tasks Farmers On Crops Preservation

The Director-General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari, has advised Nigerians to stop using chemical substances for preservation of farm produce to avoid harmful effects on the health of consumers. Abari in a statement yesterdfay in Abuja said it was shocking that farmers and food sellers had resorted to the use of chemical…

Don Blames Climate Change For Agric Problems

A university teacher, Prof. Olubunmi Omotesho, has attributed the problems of agriculture in Nigeria and Africa mainly to climate change. Omotesho of University of Illorin, made this known at a two-day Policy Dialogue on Crop/Livestock Integration, organised by Synergos Nigeria, in collaboration with other stakeholders in Abuja. He said that climate change, which resulted in…