It’s Friyay, brace yourself for this week’s agric tweets of the week.
If you’re looking for the place to get the latest news and events in the agric sphere, you’ve come to the right place.
We do this every Friday so catch up on our previous roundups here.
In no particular order, here’s this week’s roundup:
The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh commissioned some of the Federal Government funded agricultural projects at the National Animal Production Research Institute:
IN ZARIA: Minister of Agriculture, @AuduOgbeh today commissioned some Federal Government funded agricultural projects at the National Animal Production Research Institute, NAPRI.
The event was part of activities for the 2019 NAPRI Opening Day held in Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State. pic.twitter.com/jBzihryVb0
— Fed Min of Agric/RD (@FmardNg) May 20, 2019
This week, Audu Ogbeh also presided over the official handing over ceremony of concessioned silos complexes to concessionaires after successful negotiations:
IN ABUJA: FG Hands Over Concessioned Silos Complexes To Concessionaires
Minister of Agriculture, @AuduOgbeh today presided over the official handing over ceremony of concessioned silos complexes to concessionaires who emerged preferred bidders after successful negotiations. pic.twitter.com/4UCOFl1rlp
— Fed Min of Agric/RD (@FmardNg) May 21, 2019
FAO Nigeria made some positive impact in Borno state. The organization livestock restocking program is rebuilding livelihoods of conflict affected women and youths:
Livestock give you milk🥛
Livestock give you money💰
Livestock give you services🐄🐐
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) May 21, 2019
Still in Borno state, FAO Nigeria also assisted fish farmers with fiber tanks, fingerlings, and other accessories to restart their livelihoods:
In @BornoGovt, fish farmers are back to work!
An insurgency halted fishing activities and incomes dwindled. FAO is assisting them with fiber tanks,fingerlings,fish meal and other accessories to restart their livelihoods. #ZeroHunger #SustainableDevelopment pic.twitter.com/2DpKSIRdrR
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) May 22, 2019
This is wonderful and we look forward to positive results from those fish farmers. Meanwhile, FAO Nigeria is not slowing down. The organization also carried out a routine disinfection in live bird market, Ogun state:
The prevention of poultry diseases involves good biosecurity, good management and vaccination. Routine disinfection in live bird market Ogun State, Nigeria.@FAONigeria @FAOAnimalHealth @FAOemergencies @FAOAfrica @FmardNg pic.twitter.com/fHzbQdE8QY
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) May 22, 2019
The Japan International Cooperation Agency visited FAO Nigeria to further deepen partnership on the development of smallholder farmers:
Building partnership for sustainable agriculture and food security. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) visit @FAONigeria to further deepen partnership on the development of smallholder farmers @FAONigeria @FAOAfrica pic.twitter.com/vy8OHxClX9
— FAONigeria (@FAONigeria) May 20, 2019
We love seeing positive news like these in the world of agriculture and we hope to see more of them. Meanwhile, yours faithfully, Farmcrowdy is also making positive waves. Our CEO, Onyeka Akumah spoke on the “Disrupting Agriculture through Digital Innovation” panel session at the UL-West Africa Agritech Summit:
Our Founder and CEO, Onyeka Akumah @onyekaakumah spoke on the "Disrupting Agriculture through Digital Innovation" panel session at The UK – West Africa Agritech Summit with other professionals in the agritech space.#UKWAAgritechSummit #Innovation #Agritech @tradegovukNGA pic.twitter.com/PVTvbJmANf
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) May 21, 2019
As we come close to the end of this week’s agric tweets, Children’s Day is around the corner so let’s talk about children in agriculture. Here’s 11 year old Dimiana who wants to be a farmer:
“I want to be a farmer."
11 year old Dimiana's dream began in a school garden after receiving training from a @FAO Junior Farmer Field and Life School.
— FAO (@FAO) May 19, 2019
If her story inspired you and you would like more children to be involved in agriculture, here is one fun way you can do so:
— FAO (@FAO) May 24, 2019
That’s it for this week’s agric tweets.
But just before you go, we have one more thing for you.
Your favorite Agritech company (Yes, Farmcrowdy) has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Award 2019:
We are very excited to announce that Farmcrowdy, your favourite Agritech company has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation (FT/IFC) Transformational Business Awards 2019.
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) May 23, 2019
Please click here to vote for us let’s win this together 🙂
That brings us to the end of this week’s agric tweets.
Have a lovely weekend.