Hey, We don’t mean to make so much noise but it’s Agric Tweets Of The Week day!!!! (***drumrolls**)
We know the week can really be a busy one with work, projects with countless deadlines and farm work to catch up with that you most likely do not have the time to read through the things happening in the agricultural space especially on social media. We got ya!
Our farming series; Agric Tweets Of The Week is where we serve you the top Agric news, events, outstanding comments and major announcements as found on Twitter.
Get a seat, grab a glass of juice as we take you on a ride to the reports of this week;
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, @Fmardng tweeted a disclaimer in respect to some fake organizations making financial demands on unsuspecting youth under the pretext of organizing Youth Empowerment Programmes on Agriculture.
1. Our attention has been drawn to activities of some fake organisations making financial demands on unsuspecting jobless youth under the pretext of organising Youth Empowerment Programmes on Agriculture with purported authority, permission or collaboration with FMARD. pic.twitter.com/kHFigirGLY
— Fed Min of Agric/RD (@FmardNg) June 30, 2018
In other news, Melle Leenstra, An inspired agri-food & research in development advisor of NL Global issues, recently visited some farms in the north and his tweets best explains how much agric investment opportunities Nigeria is blessed with.
Engaging with researchers during a mission to scope opportunities to invest in the transition to sustainable and inclusive food systems in #Nigeria. With #ARCN, @A4NH_CGIAR, @WUR, @IITA_CGIAR, @IFPRI, @GAINalliance, @100KIT @AgriAccra @NLinNigeria @IGG_NL @SNV_AGRI pic.twitter.com/7V2comrOay
— Melle Leenstra (@MelleLeenstra) July 3, 2018
— Melle Leenstra (@MelleLeenstra) July 5, 2018
Visiting #Debiro a seed producer who fled conflict and is now farming in #Kaduna with women and youth from across the religious divide. Delivering #Sorghum for @AmstelMalta. Growing soya and ginger, accomodating pastoralists. Inclusive and conflict sensitive agribusiness. pic.twitter.com/eJqcBdLmuD
— Melle Leenstra (@MelleLeenstra) July 4, 2018
This will literally blow your mind…..!
To decrease the number of children experiencing hunger in summer, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to serve over 3.8 million children every day with healthy meals at approved summer sites.
— USDA Nutrition (@USDANutrition) July 3, 2018
…and this also. Can we just have this in Nigeria already?
The end of the school year also means that some kids lose access to their daily school meals. Help us spread the word: kids under 18 years old can still enjoy free #SummerMeals in many locations around the country. https://t.co/Xw69MLsmbR @USDANutrition pic.twitter.com/EQ023bU5ga
— US Dept of Education (@usedgov) July 2, 2018
Guess what? Nigeria and Germany are collaborating and the agricultural sector would be benefiting from this. See tweet;
Corporate leaders from Nigeria and Germany takes initiative to work together in exploring opportunities in the potentials of both countries. Businesses will now be explored in the areas of I.T, Agriculture, Arts and so on #Government #Nigeria #Germany #Partnership #TheGuardianNG pic.twitter.com/umFSBzyEQa
— The Guardian Nigeria (@GuardianNigeria) July 3, 2018
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The rainy season is here again, remember to stay safe as you farm.