Agriculture

POST-COVID19 PANDEMIC- Optimizing Southwest Agricultural Potential

Intricately linked to the health issues associated with COVID19 pandemic is a looming food crisis. There are fears that the lock-down across Nigeria and other parts of the world could disrupt the food chain, especially at the supply end, as farmers preparing for the 2020 planting season may have challenges accessing inputs due largely to …

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COVID Pandemic: Western Nigeria Economic outlook 2020-2022

by Ololade Fatunsin (Ph.D) and Oludele Folarin DAWN Commission on April 25, 2020 facilitated a virtual meeting in response to the imminent economic challenges that the country, particularly at the sub-national level, is bound to face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which has adversely impacted the global economy and specifically for Nigeria, the …

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WESTERN NIGERIA: DAWN Commission to Partner IAR&T on Agriculture

DAWN Commission in its role towards facilitating interaction between different development stakeholders hosted the team from Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) led by the Executive Director, Prof. Veronica Obatolu on Friday, February 28, 2020.  The meeting was focused on possible partnership between the two organisations and how the Region can effectively leverage research …

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Ogun State Government Restates Support for Cotton Farmers

The National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN) has been assured of Government’s support in improving the productivity of Cotton Farmers and all Actors in the Cotton Value Chain in Ogun State. The Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun MFR, made this disclosure at the Official Flag off of the Recovery …

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Lagos Set to Launch Eko City Farmers’ Market

Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission to coordinate the participation of other States The Lagos State government has revealed plans to introduce the Eko City Farmers’ Market where fresh farm produce can be bought at lower prices. Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, has said that the market will be launched on February 23 …

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DAWN Commission Holds Community of Practice (CoP) for Southwest Agric Commissioners

DAWN Commission’s vision of re-positioning the Southwest agricultural sector has prompted the broad scoping of the sector in a bid to understand governance challenges limiting investment in the sector. The key challenges were centred on inappropriate governance of the agricultural market space which needs to be addressed by all stakeholders especially the State bureaucratic office. …

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Foreign Direct Investment Alone Cannot Transform Nigeria’s Agriculture – Ex IFAD President

The Director-General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, Seye Oyeleye, advised the government to make agriculture attractive, especially to young men and women, for them to see agriculture as an economic activity and as a money-making business like Aliko Dangote Mr Oyeleye who noted that people were still thinking of agriculture as a hoe …

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Emeritus Professor Oyebiodun Grace Longe

The First Female Emeritus Professor of Agriculture in Nigeria Today, at DAWN Commission, we celebrate Emeritus Professor Oyebiodun Grace Longe of Poultry Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan as she becomes the first woman in Nigeria to attain such pinnacle in the field of Agriculture. Professor Longe has been a distinguished fellow right …

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Lagos, Ogun Inaugurate Agricultural Change Management Team

The Ministry of Agriculture in Lagos and Ogun State, with the support of DAWN Commission and DFID/PERL (Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn) recently inaugurated an Agricultural Change Management Team to steer desired developmental changes in the States. The inauguration which took place at the ParkInn Hotel, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital and Shoregate Hotel, …

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Establishment of Cattle Ranches in Western Nigeria: An Immediate Imperative

Cattle ranching in Southwestern Nigeria Background The Nigerian livestock industry constitutes an important sector of the Nigerian economy, though marked with poor productivity as a result of crude and traditional method of her pastoral system. Of the estimated 20 million population of cattle in Nigeria, 70% of this population is located in the northern part …

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