The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says it has trained no fewer than 51 agricultural workers under its Farmer Field School (FFS) in the North East. This was disclosed on August 23 by FAO’s Communication and Reporting Officer, Ms. Patrina Pink, in Maiduguri said that the...
Breakthrough One of the discerning lessons in geography at secondary school level is the knowledge that about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in...
From Fatima Bukar, Abuja North East Commodity Association (NECAS) in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has commenced the distribution of farming inputs for 2018 wet season to 27,000 farmers that have been affected by the insurgency in the region. The National president NECAS, Alhaji Sadiq Deware, who stated this in...
 BREAKTHROUGH The adopted village concept involves the process of technology transfer and adoption of the improved packages released by the National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) to the farming communities around the NARIs. The approach brings together the researchers and extension agents working on the farmers’ field to provide solution to the...
The Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative (PCNI) has adopted proactive measures to accelerate the successful safe and voluntary resettlement of persons displaced by the insurgency in the northeast region. The PCNI Vice Chairman, Alhaji Tijjani Musa Tumsah, disclosed this on July 12, in Maiduguri, Borno State. He also...
                                          BREAKTHROUGH Poverty is one of the fundamental challenges confronting Nigeria especially in the rural areas. It is reported that more than 50 % of Nigerians earn less than two...
BREAKTHROUGH Cleaning the Bagega lead poisoning was an arduous task that needs to be accomplished on sustainable manner.ENACTUS (Entrepreneurship Action and Us) branch of Ahmadu Bello University accorded high level of seriousnessto the Begega Lead poisoning cleaning project. The first activity of the project was the conduct of needs assessment...
  BREAKTHROUGH Food security issues in Africa are major concern to both people of Africa and the entire world when one ruminates on the enormity of the problems. Paraphrasing the issues raised in the first part of this article last week, it is pertinent to bring out major food insecurity indicators...
Years after their enforced flight from their homes due to the insurgency, about 4000 farming households in Adamawa State have received free farm inputs from the federal government to resume crop production. At the height of the conflict about three years ago, communities in northern Adamawa which borders Borno...
BREAKTHROUGH The second part of this article was published two weeks ago. In the aforementioned article, hydroponics fodder production, as one of the smart farming techniques was discussed. Hydroponics fodder production is a viable strategy to address the perennial and deadly conflict between the herders and farmers in Nigeria. This...