ACAI identifies correct post-emergence herbicides for cassava farmers

Scientists working with the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are said to have identified some postemergence herbicides that farmers can use during the growing period of cassava to tackle weeds. A statement on IITA Cassava matter said the postemergence herbicides, though not exclusive to cassava, have been…

Increase funding to research, PAN tells FG

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has call on the federal government to increase the funding of Agricultural Research Institutes and appoint monitoring and evaluation committees to ensure that targets are set up with deliverables for the institutes. PAN National President, Mr Ezekiel Ibrahim, who made the call recently during a press briefing in Abuja…

FG targets agric mechanisation linking 632 LGAs with tractors

In a determined effort to improve agricultural mechanisation, a total of six hundred and thirty-two local government areas will be linked up with Federal Government’s tractorisation service with effect from January next year. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammed Sabo Nanono, gave this information at the Commissioning ceremony of the Agribusiness Incubation Centre…

Thrive Agric says it’s not shutting down, to clear backlog of investment soon

Nigerian-based tech-driven agric investment platform, Thrive Agric has responded to protest by some of its investors about unpaid dividends since May 2020 and insinuations that it is planning to shut down. The company has come under intense criticism in recent times by people who invested capital in farms promoted by Thrive Agric. The aggrieved investors……

Oyo to renovate 9 veterinary facilities rolls out bill for practitioners

Oyo State Government has reiterated its commitment to the development of all sectors of agricultural practice and services in the State as it announced its readiness to renovate the nine veterinary facilities in the State. The State’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Jacob Ojemuyiwa Ojekunle revealed this at a One Day Stakeholders meeting with…

Despite party differences, I saw your competence, Buhari tells Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received in audience at State House, Abuja, the newly re-elected President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, telling him: “I congratulate you on your second and final term in office. Congratulations on winning the election. Nothing succeeds like success.” Dr Adesina had overcome stiff opposition last month to win…