Home > AGRICULTURE
David Umahi

Farmers Get Assorted Farm Inputs From Ebonyi Govt. To Boost Production

By SUNDAY AGBO, Abakaliki The Ebonyi government on Thursday declared open distribution of assorted farm inputs to farmers in the state at the official roll out of the 2017 wet season agricultural Inputs Distribution. The farm inputs procured under joint partnership of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Ebonyi State government

Read More

Okonjo-Iweala, others celebrate Adesina as the 6th African to win World Food Laureate

-Anietie Udobit, Abuja   Former Managing Director of World Bank and Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has joined other Nigerians and global community to celebrate the emergence of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Dr  Okonjo-Iweala and Nigeria’s Chargé d’Affaires to the U.S. Hakeem Balogun in the

Read More

FG to reduce cost of fertilizer to cut down price of rice

By COMFORT NJIONYE Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma has disclosed that the Federal Government is working toward reducing the price of fertilizer in order to cut down the price of locally produced rice. The minister disclosed this on Wednesday when he featured on a television current affairs programme on the 2017

Read More

N255bn can be generated annually from Cassava bread initiative – Association

By COMFORT NJIONYE The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria has revealed that the revival of the cassava bread initiative can inject N255 billion into the country’s economy yearly. Mr Joseph Ubah, the Publicity Secretary of the association, disclosed on Thursday that the initiative which involved the use of composite

Read More

FADAMA Designed To Empower Youths – World Bank

By COMFORT NJIONYE  The World Bank Task Team Leader, Dr Adetunji Oredipe has disclosed that the Graduate Unemployment Youths Support Scheme (GUYSS) was created to enhance food production and create job opportunities in Nigeria. Oredipe disclosed to news men that GUYSS was a new initiative of the World Bank-assisted FADAMA III Additional Financing

Read More

How Ebonyi Targets One Million Metric Tons Rice Production in 2017

By SUNDAY AGBO, Abakaliki The Coordinator, FADAMA III Additional Financing Project, Dr. Cletus Nwakpu has disclosed how Ebonyi State government targets to produce one million metric tons of rice in 2017. He disclosed this in an interview with Unity Times in Abakaliki. Dr. Nwakpu, who said that farmers in the state were being sensitized on

Read More

NDDC Signs MoU With DFID On Technical Support, Agriculture UnityTimes May 16, 2017

By AMARACHUKWU OKOROAFOR The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has signed separate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department For International Development (DFID). The MoU, which the commission signed with the Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform in Nigeria (FOSTER) is for technical support while the MoU with the Market Development

Read More

Revealing Things You May Not Know About ‘Tomato Ebola’, Tuta Absoluta

By COMFORT NJIONYE   Tuta Absoluta locally called ‘Tomato Ebola’, but more commonly known as Tomato leaf miner or tomato moth, is a major pest of tomato.   It lays eggs on tomato plants and develops into a hungry caterpillar that feeds on the leaves, stems and fruit. When not controlled, damage can reach 60 to

Read More