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Improved Weed Control Helps Nigerian Farmers Record 27tons Per Hectare

By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP)  has helped On-Farm Demonstrations in Ogun State produce average yields of 27 tons per hectare. In a statement to LEADERSHIP yesterday, it said this surpasses the national average of about 8 tons per hectare. The statement revealed

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Herdsmen-Farmers Clash: Kaduna Govt Warns Against Reprisal Attacks

By CHRIS EKEKE Kaduna State government, yesterday, warned those circulating images of dead bodies and appealing for reprisal following violence that erupted between herdsmen and farmers about a month ago in Kajuru local government area of the state to stop their activities or face the full wrath of the law. Briefing journalists in Kaduna, Governor Nasir

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IFAD to Boost Ebonyi Economy with N5bn

By SUNDAY AGBO, ABAKALIKI ‎ The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) says it is targeting to inject N5billion into the economy of Ebonyi state in 2017. The State Programme Coordinator (SPC), Mr. Sunday Ituma, said this at Ezillo, Ishiellu Local Government Area of the state during the

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Food Security: NiMet Presents Raingauges, Trains BATNF Officers

By ORU LEONARD The Federal Government Food Security programme received a boost when the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), presented rain gauges and measuring cylinders to the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF). The presentation is in fulfilment of the agreement signed earlier in the year to provide technical support, weather information

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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

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