Farmer sees results in rice seed production

Farmer sees results in rice seed production

Ngozi Ebue, a 35-year- old farmer has been using knowledge she acquired from a training on rice seed production provided by the VCDP to establish seed enterprise as a means of livelihood. The mother of one in Anaku, Anambra, also supports five other relatives in her home while trying to produce rice seeds that rice(…)

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Connecting smallholder farmers to markets

Connecting smallholder farmers to markets

In Benue, North Central Nigeria, smallholder rice and cassava farmers are engaging in new market opportunities and taking their first steps out of poverty through a contract farming scheme in which farmers are guaranteed markets for their crops. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), has linked over 3,603(…)

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“False bottom” technology increases local rice quality

“False bottom” technology increases local rice quality

The “false bottom” parboiling technology introduced by VCDP is helping rice processors in Niger state to improve quality and market value of their rice. “Before now, we have to carry our rice to the market and even beg people sometimes to buy, for whatever price,” says a rice processor Hajara Mohammed, of the ZokoYegborolo multipurpose(…)

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Improving farmers access to land for rice and cassava production

Improving farmers access to land for rice and cassava production

Spurred by the need to create more arable land to produce more food, VCDP is helping farmers in Ogun to develop land for rice and cassava cultivation. “There has been increase in the number of people having access to land, especially women and youth,” says Samuel Adeogun, VCDP Ogun state programme coordinator. “Land development has(…)

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Name it, Cassava can do it!

Name it, Cassava can do it!

Cassava is a subsistence crop grown for food by small-scale farmers. It grows well in poor soils and is usually intercropped with vegetables, plantation crops (coconut, palm oil, and coffee), other tubers, cereals, and legumes. Roots can be harvested between 6 months and 3 years after planting. It is rich in  carbohydrates, calcium, vitamins B and(…)

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Ogun proposes to expend N4.690bn on agriculture in 2015.

Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture has dis­closed that self-suf­ficiency in food production in 2015 will form the major part of its activities, as the ministry has proposed to ex­pend the sum of N4.690 bil­lion on the sector to achieve its objective. However, the ministry has restated its readiness to stimu­late increase in the production of(…)

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Ebonyi governor’s wife unveils pet project.

The Wife of the Ebonyi State governor, Mrs Rachel Umahi has launched her pet project code-named “Succour and Upliftment programme” aimed at uplifting the downtrodden in the state. The pet project has four thematic areas bordering on health, education, economic empowerment for women and youths, as well as women liberation. Mrs Umahi, unveiling the pet project(…)

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IFAD, DFID partner to provide Niger rice farmers 3-wheel tractors.

Wushishi (Niger), Aug. 21, 2015 (NAN) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Niger says it is collaborating with the United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK-DFID) to introduce a three-wheel tractor to rice farmers in the state. Dr Mathew Ahmed, the State Programme Coordinator of IFAD, made this known on Friday on the(…)

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