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FAO needs more funds to tackle armyworm in Africa

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it requires more funds to tackle the spread of armyworm in Africa. The African armyworm (Spodoptera exempta), also called nutgrass armyworm, is a moth capable of destroying entire crops in a matter of weeks. The larvae feed on all types of grasses, early stages of cereal crops like corn, rice, wheat, ...

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Delta Govt distributes fingerlings, feeds to 100 fish farmers

The Delta State Government has supplied 100 fish farmers with fingerlings, feeds and cash, as well as distributed tractors to 64 co-operative societies to boost agriculture. The Political Assistant on Special Duties (Media) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Ovie Ossai, disclosed this to journalists, in Asaba, on Wednesday. Ossai said that the government had also supplied 106 co-operatives with mellon shellers, ...

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