Food Crisis: Commissioner predicts better days, profiles over 27,000 farmers for dry season farming
Agriculture

Food Crisis: Commissioner predicts better days, profiles over 27,000 farmers for dry season farming

Anambra State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Forster Ihejiofor has predicted better days ahead if farmers and teeming population will harken to call for massive cultivation of land. The Commissioner who stated this in a chat with newsmen in his office, said the call was necessary following high cost of food items across the nation. He

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Government's Agricultural Agenda'll Eradicate Poverty In Anambra - Dr Ihejiofor
Agriculture

Government’s Agricultural Agenda’ll Eradicate Poverty In Anambra – Dr Ihejiofor

Recently, Anambra State Commissioner For Agriculture, Dr Forster Ihejiofor spoke with journalists on a wide range of issues affecting the agricultural sector. In this interview, Mr. Commissioner believes state government’s various intervention programmes, including oil palm and coconut project should be supported to maximize the benefits for economic sustainability of the populace. Excerpts: *Mr Commissioner,

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Group introduces urine fertilizer to women farmers in Anambra
Agriculture

Group introduces urine fertilizer to women farmers in Anambra

A Non-Governmental Organization, Life Giver Foundation has introduced the use of urine as alternative to fertilizer, to assist women farmers in addressing low agricultural yield resulting from continuous cultivation. Executive Director, Life Giver Foundation, Sister Stella Ewa, while unveiling the project during an advocacy visit to the chairman of Ekwusigo LGA, Hon Chimezie Obi, at

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Climate change: Plant trees to mitigate impacts on crops - Experts urge Anambra farmers
Agriculture

Climate change: Plant trees to mitigate impacts on crops – Experts urge Anambra farmers

Environmental experts have recommended intentional tree planting as one of the major ways to mitigate climate change in Nigeria.  The experts stated this in Ebenebe, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra state when a non-governmental organization, Green Environment and Climate Change Initiative (GECCI) took the campaign for Building Climate Resilience in agrarian communities to

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Anambra workers urged to take care of coconut seedlings as Agric Ministry ends 2023 with prayers
Agriculture

Anambra workers urged to take care of coconut seedlings as Agric Ministry ends 2023 with prayers

The State Ministry of Agriculture has held its 2023 end of the year prayer session and get together as well as a presentation on taking care of coconut seedlings especially during this harmattan season. The occasion held at its newly refurbished Conference Hall, was laced with prayers of thanksgiving, testimonies, salvation, intercession for the state

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US ambassador, FAO mark successful completion of USD $1.3M farming project
Agriculture

US ambassador, FAO mark successful completion of USD $1.3M farming project

PESHAWAR: United States ambassador Donald A.Blome participated in a closing event of a five-year, US dollars 1.3 million  embassy-funded sustainable farming program on Tyesday. The Alternative Livelihoods Options Project, which was implemented by the FAO with the assistance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has helped 3,700 farmers, including over 600 women, increased their incomes by

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World Food Day: Anambra To Introduce Special Agro Production System
Agriculture

World Food Day: Anambra To Introduce Special Agro Production System

Anambra State Government has disclosed its plans to introduce special agro integrated aqua culture and agro production system that would enable farmers scale produce to meet up with both local and international markets’ demand. Commissioner For Agriculture, Dr Forster Ihejiofor who disclosed this in a chat with newsmen on this year’s World Food Day Commemoration

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Shun Processed Foods To Live Healthy - Anambra Commissioner
Agriculture

Shun Processed Foods To Live Healthy – Anambra Commissioner

Anambra State Commissioner For Agriculture, Dr Forster Ihejiofor has attributed issues of various health related challenges to consumption of processed foods. He recommended eating right food as one of the cardinal means of ensuring healthy living. Speaking during induction ceremony for students of Animal Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Ihejiofor argued

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Rice, garri scarcity loom in Anambra over non-payment of project counterpart funds
Agriculture

Rice, garri scarcity loom in Anambra over non-payment of project counterpart funds

Indications are rife that non-payment of counterpart funds by the Anambra State Government for an agricultural programme organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria/ International Fund for Agricultural Development-Value Chain Development Programme (FGN/IFAD-VCDP) may plunge the state into a scarcity of rice and garri. Daily Vendor gathered that the state has not paid counterpart fund

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ATASP-1 Empowers Anambra Farmers with N21m Worth Agric Equipment
Agriculture

ATASP-1 Empowers Anambra Farmers with N21m Worth Agric Equipment

The Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Program Phase-One (ATASP-1), Adani-Omor Zonal Staple Crops Processing Implementation Unit has presented different agricultural enhancement equipment to five farmers’ cooperative groups out of 13 benefiting communities in Anambra state.  Beneficiaries of the equipment include the Obioma Farmers’ Cooperative, Umumbo, Orji-Ugo Farmers’ Cooperative, Anaku (Ayamelum LGA); Obinwanne Farmers’ Cooperative, Awgbu &

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Palm oil our crude oil to fuel economic growth, create jobs in Anambra - Soludo
Agriculture

Palm oil our crude oil to fuel economic growth, create jobs in Anambra – Soludo

…discloses government’s plans to make palm oil the new crude oil for the state to grow the economy Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has restated his administration’s committment to leveraging agriculture as vehicle for wealth creation and catalyst to spark economic and industrial activities in our state. He also disclosed his government’s plans to

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Jubilation in Anambra communities as UNICEF distributes livelihood support to 840 women
Agriculture

Jubilation in Anambra communities as UNICEF distributes livelihood support to 840 women

Over 840 women in four communities in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra state have benefited from the livelihood support package of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The benefiting communities included Umueze Anam, Umuenwelum, Ifite Anam and Olumbanasa communities. The distributed items, namely, rice seedlings, potato stems, groundnut, pepper, water melon seeds, and

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Increase in farmers' profitability, Nigeria's GDP our target - Agro-based firm executive
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Increase in farmers’ profitability, Nigeria’s GDP our target – Agro-based firm executive

The Executive Chairman of Virgys Nigeria Limited, Mr Victor Okechukwu Vishnay has explained why his company’s bio-fertilizer for crops and bio-augmentation for fish, poultry and livestock are global game-changers.  Vishnay in a statement said his company is the exclusive distributor in Nigeria and Africa to a USA biotechnology company.  He said the company’s natural clean

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Anambra becoming one of Nigeria's food baskets under my watch - Soludo
Agriculture

Anambra becoming one of Nigeria’s food baskets under my watch – Soludo

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has said that the state has become one of the food baskets of the nation under his administration. He said the state has attained that status through regenerative agriculture approach. Soludo spoke through his Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajuyi at the 2023 National Action and Communication Plan for

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We're committed to productivity of oil palm, coconut seedlings in Anambra - School Principals
Agriculture

We’re committed to productivity of oil palm, coconut seedlings in Anambra – School Principals

Beneficiaries of Anambra state government’s distribution of oil palm and coconut seedlings have pledged to support the initiative to facilitate optimal productivity across the state. The beneficiaries, including Principals of Secondary Schools and Heads of Institutions, made the pledge during inspection visits by Ministry of Agriculture Team to monitor performance of distributed seedlings. They lauded

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