October 20, 2019
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by on May 20, 2019 0

World Bee Day (20 May) Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. Pollinators allow many plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity – a cornerstone of the Sustainable...

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by on May 16, 2019 0

Lagos-Nigeria, May 16, 2019: The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has given Lagos-based Farmcrowdy Group the award for “Disruptive Innovation in Agribusiness Technology”. According to a statement made available to newsmen by the group on Thursday in Lagos, the award was given on Wednesday in Rome, Italy. Onyeka Akumah, the Chief Executive Officer...

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‘Disaster resilient’ farming reduces agriculture risks, yields economic gains, says new UN agriculture agency report

by on May 14, 2019 0

A scale of economic gains through easy-to-implement “disaster resilient” farming practices was revealed on Monday at the launch of a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency. According to Disaster risk reduction at farm level: Multiple benefits, no regrets by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other...

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Why pig farming challenging, by farmer

by on May 13, 2019 0

Lagos, May 13, 2019: A farmer, Mr Fortune Alabi, has identified feed and access to land as the major challenges facing  an average pig farmer in Nigeria. Alabi, an expert in pig rearing, made the observation in an interview on Monday in Lagos. He said that there were gains  in pig farming but noted...

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