Agriculture

KSADP Moves to Revamp Watari Dam to Boost Irrigation Agriculture

The Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has revealed that it has awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of the Watari Irrigation Scheme in order to boost agriculture in the state. The project, according to the KSADP, is worth over N314 million, and has been awarded to Hajaig Nigeria …

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Booming turmeric’s domestic and export markets

The global market for turmeric estimated at 1.1 million metric tonnes last year, is projected to reach 1. 5 million metric tonnes by 2027. In Nigeria, it brings an opportunity for entrepreneurs and farmers to make money and help their families, DANIEL ESSIET reports.   Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for …

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Bridging the deficit in rice production

Rice is one of the most important staple food crops and an important source of income for the farmers. The United States (US) Department of Agriculture says Africa’s rice demand for the produce may hit 15.7 million tonnes. There are efforts to strengthen Nigeria’s rice sector by helping to add …

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Rise of organic fertiliser

In view of the growing demand for food and increase in the population, there are efforts to improve agriculture input with efficacious natural pesticides and fertiliser with good health and environmental profile, writes DANIEL ESSIET.   Going by increasing demand for food and ever-increasing population, the global fertiliser market is …

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