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Prof. Iwu Leads Charge In Herbal Medicine Research, Development Investment

Bishop of Okigwe Catholic Diocese, Imo State, Dr. Solomon A. Amatu (left); Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; Professor of pharmacognocy and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Chairman of BDCP, Maurice Iwu; and others at the inauguration of the Bioprocessing plant of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria at Umuna in Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo state

-Takes Bio-Resources Institute To Onuimo   Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu The 2016 edition of HerbFest was special. First, it held, for the first time, in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Secondly, it offered opportunity for Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Science and Technology Minister, to commission the sprawling Bio-Resources Institute of Nigeria, singly built, funded, operated and managed by former chairman of Independent ...

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Micro-Farming: A Decentralised Approach To Improving Food Security

  Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi In every industry, humankind keeps pushing the boundaries of what is possible. The realm of agriculture is no exception. When we think of farming, we probably view it as a rural activity often conducted on multiple acres of land by specialists who have dedicated their focus to profitably growing food for others.  The notion of growing ...

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NIRSAL Launches North-South Transportation Of Farm Produce By Rail

In an innovative, business-driven response which will have a positive impact on the perennial herdsmen-farmers’ crisis, job creation and the cost of some food staples across the country, the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending NIRSAL has initiated a scheme to move cattle from the north to markets in the southern part of the country by rail starting ...

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Adamawa Farmers Call For Lifting Of Ban On Motor-Cycles


Farmers in Adamawa have urged government and military authorities in the state to lift the total ban on the use of motor-cycle across the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that military authorities placed a ban on the use of motor-cycles in the state two years ago due to security reasons. A cross section of farmers, who spoke ...

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FG Earmarks N600m To Boost Irrigation, Farming In Katsina


The Federal Government has earmarked about N600 million in 2016 budget to boost water supply and irrigation farming at Zobe Dam in Katsina State. Kurfi, a member of House of Representatives from Dutsin-ma/Kurfi Federal Consistency, stated this during an interview with newsmen to mark the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) one year in office in Katsina. Kurfi said contract for the ...

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Nigeria , Niger Republic To Deepen Agricultural Cooperation – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the government and people of Niger Republic that his administration will boost the growing bilateral ties between Nigeria and its northern neighbour especially in the field of agriculture. Speaking while receiving a Special Envoy of President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger at the State House, Abuja on Friday, President Buhari said that his ...

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