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FADAMA: FG, Oyo govt. spend N226m on youth support programme –...

The Oyo State FADAMA Project Coordinator, Mr Nath Olayinka, on Friday said N226, 854, 186.88 has been spent on Graduate Unemployed Youth Support (GUYS)...

Group tasks stakeholders on promotion of under-utilised legumes

Dr Daniel Adewale, the National President of  Society for Underutilised Legumes (SUL), has urged government and other stakeholders in the agriculture sector to ensure...

NIHORT tasks stakeholders on potential of citrus, plantain

Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, the Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government and stakeholders to utilise the potential...

How kenaf can boost Nigeria’s GDP-Expert

Dr Dotun Ogunniyan, the Acting Head of Kenaf and Jute Improvement Programme at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has described...

Increased tomatoes processing, key to reducing seasonal glut- NIHORT

Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), said increasing tomatoes processing was key to reduce its seasonal glut and quantity being...

Expert harps on farming for health, wealth

  Expert harps on farming for health, wealth   Igboora (Oyo state) Prof. Jacob Adewale, Rector, Oyo State College...

IITA inaugurates mobile App to help farmers control weeds

A mobile phone application (mobile App) that enables farmers to control weeds through  use of inputs, with over 500 downloads from google play store,...

Food security: Scientist tasks farmers on improved animal production

Ogunleke, who works at the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Ibadan, made the call at a training workshop on sheep and...

NAFDAC to ban Paraquat, Atrazine products in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it will soon ban the use of Paraquat and Atrazine products by...

IITA, UPL, Springfield develop herbicide safe for cassava weed control

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, United Phosphorous Ltd.  (UPL), Lagos, Springfield Agro Company, Lagos, have developed herbicide safe for control of...

Scientist tasks pig farmers on nutritious, affordable feed

An animal scientist, Dr Sabra Husim, on Tuesday called on pig farmers in the country to ensure  feeding of their pigs with good and...

Kenaf can save Nigeria’s FOREX on importation paper bags – Expert

Prof. Veronica Obatolu, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says Kenaf can save Nigeria the huge foreign exchange used...

Scientist tasks farmers on post harvest conditioning of seeds

Scientist tasks farmers on post harvest conditioning of seeds Harvest Ibadan, June 11, 2019 Dr Julius Olasoji,...

Expert recommends planting of resistant seeds to tackle army worms

Worms Ibadan, June 4, 2019 Dr  Folake Akinbode, a Plant Pathologist at the Institute of Agricultural...

Research institute wants farmers to embrace compost for improved crop yield

Compost Ibadan, June 7, 2019 The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has listed...

IAR&T boss advises youths to engage in livestock farming

Prof. Veronica Obatolu, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has called on youths to actively engage in livestock...

Redefine democracy to also apply to food, nutrition – agriculturist

As Nigeria deepens democracy, agriculture experts  have called on governments to train more farmers to produce improved, nutritious foods for local consumption...

Rail sector reform: NISER calls for increased train usage by commuters,...

The Nigerian Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan, on Tuesday called for increased train usage  by commuters and shippers on narrow and...

Research institute develops erosion-control grass

Prof. James Adediran, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, says IAR&T  has developed an erosion-control method, using Vetiver...

IITA wants reduction of green house gas to mitigate climate change

Dr Saethre May-Guri, the Deputy Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)’s Research for Development, Ibadan, has emphasised the need to eliminate...

Research institute calls for increased production of maize in Nigeria

Prof. James Adediran, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has called on farmers to increase maize production...

Institute to conduct research to mitigate effects of climate change

Prof. James Adediran, the Executive-Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, on Tuesday, affirmed the institute’s commitment to conduct research...

Harvestplus, FG tasks farmers on quality seed production

Dr Paul  Ilona, Country Manager, Harvestplus ( an international agricultural organisation) has called  on farmers to ensure planting  of quality cassava, maize and...

Institute trains 150 livestock farmers on latest technologies to boost production

The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has begun a two-day training on improved technologies in pig production, poultry, sheep...