Hello, Welcome to another Friday, another day for the Agric Tweets Of The Week…….!
So each week, we round up the most interesting 280-character news reports, innovations, events, awards and outstanding comments related to Agric as found on twitter. What better time to share than this very minute?
As usual, in no particular order, here they are;
In order to boost agricultural development in Oyo state, the government and IITA seal pact are working closely together to develop agriculture policy and establish agribusiness park.
Good News, init?
Good news! #OyoState🇳🇬 and IITA seal pact to develop #agriculture policy and establish agribusiness park. “Our aim is to boost food production, create jobs and wealth for our people,” says Governor Abiola Ajimobi. #Nigeria pic.twitter.com/4OvPtnL2T5
— IITA (@IITA_CGIAR) August 17, 2018
Okay, okay, okay! We heard this clearly….
Growth in agriculture is at least two to four times more effective in reducing poverty than in other sectors. opportunities are not created at the farm level alone but along the entire supply & value chain. In Nigeria, for every 10 metric tons of catfish, 8 jobs are created;
— Dr. Richard Munang (@RichardMunang) August 17, 2018
As long as it will in the long run boost food production in Nigeria, then it’s a good move. **thumbs up**
To further strengthen partnerships and support research programs on biofortification. HarvestPlus Nigeria supports the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Abuja with vitamin A cassava stems to enhance learning and research on biofortified crops. #biofortification @uni_abuja pic.twitter.com/AfNszkOpiW
— HarvestPlus Nigeria (@HarvestPlus_Ng) August 14, 2018
Hey, take a minute and read that first phrase over and over again. It deserves all the accolades.
The future billionaires in #Nigeria will be people investing in agriculture, tech and renewable energy, which are sectors that can create employment, not like the oil sector – Buffy Okeke-Ojiudu, Founder, Zebra Agro-Industrieshttps://t.co/SaLz1rGoi8 pic.twitter.com/OtTYCBYjL4
— ABC (@AfriBizCentral) August 14, 2018
Just in case you needed to hear this again,
I don’t know any investments in Naija 🇳🇬 that currently pays higher than Agriculture.
Don’t know how to farm? That’s ok.
They’d put your money to work:
They partner with farmers.
Pls add to the list if you know others
— MfonNgozi (@mfonessien) August 8, 2018
Strawberry farming flourishes in Jos… Wow!!!
Strawberry Farming Flourishes In Jos
— Exploring Naija (@exploringnaija) August 13, 2018
Let’s throw it back to the events that happened this week in the agricultural space;
Today, we join the global call for #SafeSpaces4Youth around the world, especially our #YouthInAgriculture, so they can thrive & contribute more to #FoodSecurity & Sustainable Development. Happy International Youth Day from all of us @FmardNg #IYD2018 #SafeSpace4Youth #YouthDay pic.twitter.com/s2qpTXjdu6
— Fed Min of Agric/RD (@FmardNg) August 12, 2018
Ongoing panel session.
Most farmers work with trial and error. Research isn’t meant to be kept somewhere or just on the Internet. It has to be practicalized. Take the solutions to those that need them on the farm if you’ve found the solution – Tope Omotolani#FFAfrica2018 pic.twitter.com/TJydxesOD4
— Farmcrowdy (@farmcrowdy) August 15, 2018
Team @IFPRI Nigeria did a fantastic job in putting together the 3 days extensive workshop on @FeedtheFuture Nigeria Agriculture policy project in Abuja cc @USAIDNigeria @BBoason @AfDB_Group @kslopez77 @CGIAR @ToyinFSanni @femigreat @princeadeajai pic.twitter.com/yJbCOmpEMd
— CorporateFarmers Int® (@CorpFarmersTV) August 16, 2018
Improved policy environment has enabled d promotion of inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes & enhanced livelihood resilience in Nigeria – @USAIDNigeria Deputy Mission Director, Erin Holleran at d 2nd conf @FeedtheFuture pic.twitter.com/4FVgBOZOVZ
— USAID/Nigeria (@USAIDNigeria) August 14, 2018
…oh that smile.
"I came this morning wondering how to feed my family of 11. Now I have a sure means of providing for them,” says Rebecca.
— ICRC Africa (@ICRC_Africa) August 17, 2018
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Have a great farming weekend and remember to stay safe as you farm!