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FG is will vaccinate goats, sheep

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the mass vaccination of sheep and goats across the country to protect them against the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) disease. PPR is an acute viral disease of goats and sheep characterised by fever, necrotic stomatitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, and sometimes death. Gideon Mshelbwala, the

Why Nigeria’s Akinwunmi Adesina won 2017 World Food Prize

The World Food Prize Foundation has explained why Akinwumi Adesina won the $250,000 2017 World Food Prize Laureate prize on Monday. The President of the Foundation, Kenneth Quinn, said Mr. Adesina won the prize “for driving change in African agriculture for over 25 years and improving food security for millions across the continent”. Mr. Adesina, President of

IFAD injects N4bn into Ebonyi economy in 2016

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said it injected N4 billion into the economy of Ebonyi in 2016 to support farmers. Mr Sunday Ituma, the State Programme Coordinator, disclosed this on Saturday in Abakaliki while speaking on the recent distribution of farm inputs to farmers by the programme. “IFAD’s intervention added

FG, States partner to establish pesticide factories

Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa says state governments are working in close collaboration with the Federal Government to establish pesticides producing factories in the country. Speaking to newsmen in Dutse on Saturday, Abubakar stated that the collaboration is aimed at reducing the cost of crop production. He stated that other state governments