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US, Nigeria Partner To Fight Bird Flu

US, Nigeria Partner To Fight Bird Flu

US, Nigeria Partner To Fight Bird Flu

As part of moves to prevent further spread of bird flu in Nigeria, the United States, US has through its Agency for International Development, USAID, sponsored the training of relevant stakeholders on how best to control the disease in the country. Apart from a similar workshop held in Kano State recently, about 160 people from the Federal Ministries of Agriculture and Health and the poultry sector were trained in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday on

FG distributes Cash To Agric Cooperative Societies

  In order to boost agricultural production in Nigeria, the Federal Government has distributed N2.2bn to the 444 agricultural-based cooperative societies in 148 local government areas out of the 774 LGs in the country. The three agricultural-based cooperative societies selected from each of the 148 LGAs received N500, 000 each for group agricultural activities, for investment in enterprises along the agricultural value chain and operated through a micro-credit finance process. Precious Gbeneol, the senior special

Paul Ilona, Harvest Plus Country manager, IITA,Ibadan, Oyo State

HarvestPlus Tackles Violence with Diet

  To reduce crime rate and violence in Nigeria, HarvestPlus Nigeria, a research institute, is set to spread its Hidden Hunger campaign across the states in the country. Paul Ilona, country manager of the institute, disclosed that lack of vitamin A deters growth, development, and maintenance of human immune system. To him, right diet with vitamin A make a child less hyperactive, alleviate an adult’s depression or even reduce aggression and anti-social acts. “No right

Kayode Fayemi

Exploring the Next Frontier

Eager to harness its resources for food security and economic growth, the Ekiti State government recently held an AgriBusiness Forum in Akure, the state capital As an experienced farmer, Sunday Osanyilusi knows the importance and place of fertiliser in ensuring a good yield. But beyond such knowledge, year in, year out, he had watched helplessly as his capacity to cultivate the land reduced while his output further declined due to lack of access to fertiliser,