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Farmers use private warehouses for storage in South-South zone — Survey

In the absence of functional government silos in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers, farmers across the four states now utilise private warehouses as alternative storage facilities for their grains. A survey across the states by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) however shows that some farmers, who can afford it, make arrangements to store
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Anchor Borrowers Programme, best agricultural policy so far ― NACOTAN boss

The National Cotton Association of Nigeria(NACOTAN), has lauded the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme(ABP), saying it was the best agricultural programme so far launched in the country. NACOTAN President, Mr Anibe Achimugu, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. Achimugu said the programme had become a
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NASC set to hold SeedConnect 2020 Digital Webinar Series Nov 3,4

Why we must pay more attention to agriculture, food security now — Tallen

As CSO tasks govts on prioritization of food, nutrition needs of poorest, vulnerable By Joseph Erunke – Abuja Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has tasked the government at all levels to budget adequately for agriculture and food security interventions. This, she said, would help reduce malnutrition and enhance livelihoods and income generation. Also, the
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West African CSO platform expresses worry over rising political insecurity

World Food Day: CSO raises alarm over dangerous food chemicals Nigerians consume daily

As trans-fats related diseases kill 1, 300 Nigerians in 10 years By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, raised alarm over dangerous food chemicals Nigerians consume daily. The alarm was raised by the Executive Director, CAPPA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, who was represented by Director of Programmes,
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NASC set to hold SeedConnect 2020 Digital Webinar Series Nov 3,4

Expert harps on equipping small-scale farmers on preservation of perishable food items

An agriculture expert, Mr Ismail Olawale, has reiterated the need to equip local small-scale farmers on food preservation technology in order to prevent waste. Olawale, a Development Communication expert at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS), said this is in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in
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