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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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