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Ignorance, Major Cause Of Malnutrition –FUTA Don

Ignorance more than non-availability of adequate food intake is a major cause of malnutrition in Nigeria and most parts of Sub Sahara Africa. This is because even if a person consumes enough calories, there is no assurance of adequate intake of essential micronutrients –vitamins, minerals and other nutritious elements.  Professor Oluwatooyin Osundahunsi of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Fede ...

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Atiku Bagudu: Championing Smallholders’ Landholding

By Abdallah el-Kurebe All countries that depend on agriculture hold smallholder farmers in high esteem. When this group of farmers, who are mostly on subsistence scale, are protected enough by government policies on Agriculture, food security is guaranteed. It is on this note that Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state is advocating for immeasurable support for this group of farmers in order to achieve the f ...

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Enrolling the GGWSSI in the Fight Against Desertification in Nigeria

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Facts The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says that degradation of about two billion of hectares of arable land is due to population pressures in 64 of 105 countries. ‎The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says 11 states in Northern Nigeria -Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe and Yobe state in the northeast Nigeria and Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, ...

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Firm To Set Up Fertilizer Plant In Sokoto

(Photo:R-L: Chairman/CEO of Prime Gold Fertilizer and Chemical Company, Mr. Felix Okonti, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, his deputy, Ahmad Aliyu, and other management staff of Prime Gold when they visited Sokoto.Credit Govt House Sokoto) Sokoto state government will provide the needed incentives, and necessary legal framework for the take off of a new fertilizer plant in the state, Governor A ...

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Rice Production : Ebonyi Takes Delivery Of New Equipment

The    Ebonyi State Government has taken delivery of  a new set of   D8 bullozers for the tilling of farmlands in preparation for this year's planting season in the state. Five of the bulldozers which form part of the 13 imported by the the Engr. David Umahi-led government arrived Abakaliki, the state capital on Sunday. The equipment are to be distributed to   each to the 13 local government areas of the st ...

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Biosafety Law: How Nigeria is Building Confidence in MEAs

By Abdallah el-Kurebe @Damyiloh19   The Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) are international legal instruments which goals include environmental protection; measures to remedy, mitigate or otherwise deal with global and/or regional environmental concerns. These agreements are entered into by a large number of states or international organizations as Parties; and embodied in a single instrument or ...

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FUGA Inaugurate Board Of Centre For Irrigation And Desertification Studies

By Abubakar HabuThe vice chancellor federal university Gashua Yobe State, Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman has inaugurated the management board of the Centre for Irrigation and Decertification Studies (CIDS) of the University.Inaugurating the board the vice chancellor said the centre was established by the university with the aim of conducting demand-driven irrigation and decertification researches by exploring ...

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Osun, US Firm Sign MOU On Agric, As Aregbesola Rejects Civil Servants State Label

The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola  has described the notion that Osun is a civil servants state as a misnomer that must be resisted by all well-meaning Osun indigenes.The Governor while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on behalf of the state government and an American based equipment leasing and beef rearing company stated that Osun is an agrarian state.In the MOU, Osun is willing to p ...

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FUTA Don Advocates Improvement Of Food Processing Technology To Boost Economy

To further support the nation’s economy, science and technological education must be repositioned with adequate funding, well equipped laboratories and workshops that will allow engineering graduates to design and fabricate functional equipment for local food processing. This was the submission of Tayo Nathaniel Fagbemi a professor of Food Science and Technology, while delivering the 73rd Inaugural Lecture ...

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Modern Biotechnology: EU Not A Model To Africa, Says Ebegba, NABMA DG

By Abdallah el-Kurebe‎The Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NABMA), Mr. Rufus Ebegba has said that Africa cannot emulate the European Union (EU) on its non-adoption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) because EU has other alternatives.The DG spoke with Newsdiaryonline in a conversation, explaining that while the EU had other alternatives to ...

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Stakeholders Explore Ways To Empower Small Holder Women Farmers

By Abdullahi MohammedThe Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, ( WARDC) 's have begun moves towards empowerment of small holder women farmers. The stakeholders who gathered at a One Day National Discourse on Small Holder Women Farmers in Nigeria, on ...

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Tambuwal Gives Priority To Mechanized Farming

Sokoto government will prioritise  mechanised agriculture in order to revive the sector and make it meet the current and growing demands of the people of the state, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said. According to him, government will provide initial incentives to top political office holders and individual businessmen to own and operate large scale farms as a pilot scheme for the proper take-off of t ...

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