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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

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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

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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

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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

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PMB Making Agri-business Attractive To Youths-Minister

By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has remained consistent in implementing programmes that could attract Nigerian youths to the agricultural sector, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has said. The minister who spoke at the opening of a one-day stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-business Support

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World Bank Allots $200m To Boost Agricultural Productivity In Nigeria

By COMFORT NJIONYE The World Bank has selected nine Nigerian states that will benefit from its $200 million Agriculture Productivity Processing Enhancement and Livelihood Scheme Projects (APPEALS). This is in line with effort to enhance agricultural productivity in the West African country. The bank’s Team Leader, Dr. Sheu Salau during an interview on the red

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Gov. Ishaku explains how Taraba can meet Nigeria’s annual rice demand

By CHRIS EKEKE Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku yesterday said that the state has the potential to produce 10million  tonnes of rice, the annual demand of rice in the country, with adequate financing and availability of modern equipment. Ishaku said this in Ardo-kola at a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party,

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