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Federal Department of Fisheries on Saturday destroyed 15 containers of frozen fish allegedly belonging to a company, Food Solution Nigeria Limited. According to the Deputy Director of Fisheries, Mrs. Olabisi Adepegba, out of the company’s frozen fish-filled containers, 15 contained...
Director, Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Umar-Abubakar, has said that Nigeria’s wheat import bill stood at $6 billion annually. Umar-Abubakar said this in Zaria, Kaduna State. He said that Nigeria produced only three per cent of wheat...
A rice de-stoning machine has been fabricated by the members of the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE). During the official commissioning of the machine at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos,  the President of the...
The National Vice President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Mr. Chris Onwuka , has condemned those campaigning against biotechnology in the country as he asked them to come up with scientific evidence to back their stance. Speaking at...
Nigeria’s annual domestic export credit has declined by N400 billion, the Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Export-Import, NEXIM bank, Bashir Wali revealed. Wali, who spoke at the Daily Trust-Nigeria Investment Promotion Council Business Summit for the North West Zone held...
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), on Sunday, appealed to the government to address the problem of post-harvest losses eroding gains of many farmers in the country. The association's Technical Adviser, Dr Tunde Arosanyin, made the appeal in Abuja...
Nigeria imported $227million worth of sugar in the first seven months of this year, according to the central bank. The highest monthly value of imports of $79.1 million was recorded in June, a Central Bank of Nigeria monthly compilation of...
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged the Federal Government to immediately stop the export of foodstuff to neighbouring countries, especially through the land borders. Tambuwal made the call in Isa Local Government Area while launching the 2017 dry...
Experts in cowpea production, processing and consumption have unanimously agreed that despite the fact that Nigeria has been leading in pulses and cowpea production, findings have revealed that the nation's citizens record deficit in consumption. The experts made this known...
With agriculture remaining an essential pillar of the economy in many developing countries, the development of agro-industrial and agribusiness activities will play a central role in creating more and better jobs and mobilising other sectors of the economy, including...

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