NASC,CPEB hold training on quality seed production

The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) in conjunction with the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, (CPEB) University of Ibadan (UI), on Monday began a -week training of staff of the Council geared towards enhancing quality seeds production in Nigeria.   The training, held at CPEB department University of Ibadan, focused on seed research methodology, data analysis and reporting.   Speaking at the event, the NASC Director-General, Dr Olusegun Ojo, said that the training was to ensure production of improved quality seeds which is one of the mandates of…

Conservator General seeks Armed Forces support to safeguard Forest Reserve:

The Conservator General (CG), National Park Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Musa Goni has expressed the readiness of the Service to partner with the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards safeguarding the nation’s forest reserve. The CG made this known today 14 September 2021 when he led NPS management staff on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. Dr Goni, stated that the NPS was established for the purpose of protecting and conserving the biodiversity in the designated areas…

FG launches NLTP in Nasarawa …   Security, economy our reasons for keying into project,says Gov Sule

The Federal Government has launched the long awaited National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Nasarawa State, being the pilot state in the country to kick-start the programme initiated in 2018. Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, in company of his Plateau State counterpart and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF), Simon Bako Lalong, as well as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, among other dignitaries, launched the Model Ranching Hub Project, in Awe Grazing Reserve, in Awe Local Government Area, on Thursday. In a speech before the launching…

Osun govt distributes 100,000 cocoa seedlings, limes, agro-chemicals, other farm imputs to farmers … inaugurates OBOPS III

The Government of the State of Osun on Tuesday distributed 100,000 cocoa seedlings to about 1,000 farmers in the State. The State Government also distributed agro-chemicals, hand-spraying tools, limes and other farm inputs to about 1,000 farmers across the Local Government Areas of the State. The Government also inaugurated Osun Broilers Outgrowers Production Scheme III (OBOPS) to enhance the capacity of the livestock production and turn around the fortune of the scheme to be more profitable and attractive to farmers in the State. Farmers in each of the Local Government…

Agriculture: Osun to begin allocation of land to farmers  … over 200 farmers to get land in first phase 

As part of efforts to revamp the agriculture sector, guarantee food sufficiency and make the State the food basket of the Southwest region, Government of the State of Osun has began allocation of land to farmers in the State for massive agricultural production. The government disclosed that out of the 1000 hectares of land set aside for the initiative, 400 hectares had been ploughed for the plantation of cocoa, cassava and other agriculture produce. It further revealed that the ploughed lands which are located in Ife South Local Government Area…

Food Production : NYSC signs MoU with NALDA 

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority to boost food production in the country. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim during the signing of the MoU at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, commended NALDA for recently training sixty-eight Corps Members as Soil Doctors and Extension Service Workers. He also lauded the Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, for his vision and strong passion for National development. The DG said NYSC Scheme mobilised more than…

NYSC partners Cereals Research Institute on modern Agric training

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi, Niger State, on the training of Corps Members and Staff on modern farming methods. The formalization of partnership by the two agencies came as NYSC is revamping its agricultural programme in line with the Federal Government’s policy on diversification of the economy. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said at the NCRI office today that the Scheme was tapping the potentials of Corps Members for the promotion of agriculture with a…

Osun to unveil new cocoa initiative, empower 2000 youths 

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, said on Tuesday that his administration remained a critical partner of the Anchor Borrower Programme  initiative of the Federal Government as part of efforts to revamp the agriculture sector. The Governor stated this at the unveiling of Ekiti State Government Rice Pyramid Project, the signing of MoU between the State and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria and the flag-off of 2021 wet season rice cultivation. He disclosed that the rice component of the Osun Food Support Scheme was sourced from…

Nasarawa Govt inaugurates 16 – hectare farmland for NYSC 

Nasarawa State Government has promised more support for the NYSC Scheme in its quest to support the Federal Government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe stated this today in  Doma during the inauguration of sixteen hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma Kingdom, HRM Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo to the National Youth Service Corps and the inauguration of 2021 farming season by Corps Members in Doma. He commended the Andoma…

UN Food Summit: Gov Sule tasks participants to evolve means of curbing wastages 

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has tasked facilitators and participants at a food summit, to evolve means of curbing wastages suffered by local farmers. Engineer Sule laid the task Thursday, while delivering a keynote address at this year’s United Nations Food Summit exploratory dialogue, for the North Central region, which held in Lafia, on Thursday. The food systems summit was organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. According to the Governor, the amount of wastages suffered by local farmers both during cropping season,…