EKITI: Ikun Dairy Farm now Operational

…Ikun Dairy Farm now operational for Milk Production Ikun Dairy Farm, a joint venture company in partnership with Promasidor, is now operational for milk production with the first 100 cows in place, and a plan to add 300 more once lockdown eases. Within the next 18-24months, the factory will produce 10,000ltrs of milk daily. This […]

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

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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Lagos Set to Launch Eko City Farmers’ Market

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 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

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

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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