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CRUCIAL ISSUES CONFRONTING CABBAGE FARMERS

Cabbage farmers in the northern and central parts of Plateau have said the cultivation of cabbage has been very favorable because of the well-drained sandy loam soil and the climate of the areas. Plateau State is the home of exotic vegetables, including cabbage, and stakeholders said due to the cool weather condition, the state produces […]

NIGERIANS SHOULD EMBRACE FARMING – AFE BABALOLA

Nigerians should embrace farming – Afe Babalola Elder statesman, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) says every Nigerian citizen should embrace farming, irrespective of profession or status. Babalola said this on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, adding that embracing farming is the panacea for the country to make a meaningful impact in evolving alternative economic reliance. The legal luminary, […]

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FROM COCONUT WASTE

In tropical countries, coconuts are used for their pulp and milk. Traditionally, products such as coconut mats and brushes are made from the husk, the hard, hairy shell. Because the husk contains a lot of lignin which acts as a natural adhesive, the department of Biobased Products at Wageningen UR discovered that sustainable production of […]

WHY KADUNA FARMERS ARE EMBRACING GINGER

For over 40 years, Alhaji Sulaiman Ahmad has been into ginger farming in Kagarko LGA, in the southern part of Kaduna State. “I started farming ginger on a small scale in 1980, which is about 42 years ago. The demand is increasing every year and many people are now joining the business,” he said. Like […]

Nigeria’s 56% Agricultural land is not in use

“Nigeria’s 56% of Agricultural land is not in use” The Federal Government said on Thursday that a lot of opportunities abound in the agricultural sector as over 56 percent of available agricultural land was still not in use. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, stated this in Jos on Thursday while […]

‘Our mission is to make agriculture attractive’

Kabir Ibrahim is the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture. In this interview with Olugbenga Adanikin, he shares the vision of the bank and ongoing plans to recapitalize it and the newly created credit facilities designed to support rural farmers and youths interested in agribusiness. Excerpts: TO what extent have you […]