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Farmers urged to embrace cooperatives up

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lit: f'unhM' 'il3K! thai With such groupin~. ml!mbcn would br ahk 10 shan' idf'a!l thllt could promot~ lhe hU!'Inf"':.'II The lXC3~ioli Ill.

nalton, bring in groupa WIll finanaal .-runly

of. booklf!t on tM bfoMfil5

\"ou

('110'1 I!n;o,. Ihl! br!~fil!

to

1M statt' gcn"t:mment

IXUS'ion. ftllllni Ihal il wa.'II

oCthf'&O\~mt'nt

~a!~ ror COOfI('tlIl i ~~ 10 &~ 1IC'Cn5 to KO\'t'mmenl

~ Indi\idllah

t»"~ wi th them 10 ~he\~ us of our chaUenKes. - he:

funm thltn mdi\'i<lllais

toIr

Wednt'5day. A~jo

said,

''he

maJOt chalknge fltCing our industry is how 10 It'l mou&h materials for r~ produnlOn and one of the ¥ro~\'S .. by enco\U'1IAinS our mt'm~" 10 form con~II\'e!i"

lit' Pld Ihllt by (omling C'OOpn1I'I"," KrouPS. n~mbers W'OUld be .blt' 10 pull Ih('lr reoul'tt! Ior.elh~ -n..lS Will enable us 10 r..i~ funds 10 purchaR &"11M In bulk. hrnce the

IMm!'

of

'ecol1(>mlC

today',

t"~nl

t'm~l'lI1f'nt

through COOIX't'alh'eS. - he

.lso

¥roilhnpesa

II~

slud,

~ It

IS • major

muhi-

scheme: wi thout II,

10 mln'\~nt' In lhl!! time of Cfl5lS; ~ are rntdy 10

chlpl~.

scheme to boost IMir bmmess Tht'e'\~nl was held at the JohflM)n A&iri \'e\f'nnlrv Compkx. A&~t'. on

lie

looking

13t~r.a1

u.p

roopentl\~

..

are

way or ~ng

A (annM", Mr GiWll, who was Ihto chairman of Ihto

As50ciat lOfIofNl3t'na.

Adedotun A&bop. has staled thai rl~ ~~ mo~ I>nlefil~ ¥ohen they a~ in coopeBth'es lit' ~t' It tM Innual PAN .~(MJ Poultry ahibilion In iAKOS. u"KIng rarmt'fI to r:mbrace

~

,Ve

J'EChairman Poult!)'

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waugh

cannol ha\'t'

IT'IOM)' 10

fct'd

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of Nun, rAA"'·EM C'ltmp.1ign .... 11 .,.. II continllOtL~ ~xM'ri.~, \o'\'t' C1't'atm~ IIWl1n'_ on the Importan<'t' of ~ col1!Umphon, and \o'\f' 8"' Illuncl!inll I bonklo-t to thi~ t'nd. ~ AJ,I'IOJO ~id

a",

""It~ tl~ p~nt.hon

Global warming threatens agric productivity in Africa, others

T:

IEt"ourth~lItent

of

Report

the

Int~rgoyernm~nllll

Plod on Chmatt' OJ.ange has warned the international community thai the

incrrase in

anth~f'njc

g~

win

emmKlltS result in Pabal dimalt'

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Onroftl~n1OIII din!d and thlfttetlmg impacts it ma~ ha\'e on human 3OciI!ties is tht' potentUlI conseqlH'nce5 on lliobal crop produclkKi, Indf'ecl. ag;rulltlf't' IS C'Ott-qdemj lIS the most we-lMr~t of all human aclMt_ ~Ince cllIlutf' is I pnmary

dMnmiMnt fot ~ricultllr.d pnxIuctMty 1M potential ImpM1 of climatf' change on crop prOOuctivity is an additional Arlin on lhe px,.J food system. whICh is aJrmdy lAcing the difftcUlt challenge dincreasingfood productiou CO (eed • pro;erted nine

billIOn pmp4r by 2050 WIth eken,,;ng consuml)tkll'l JMI1f'm11 Ind ~;n~ ~rcity of water and L1.oo. I n SOUle rqioru! such IS

Sub-S.1hamn Africa ur South Mia lhat Ire IlmKIy food 1~1I't'

and w~ most 0( the populatKm inc:n:.ue and

«OnOmK-

~nt

uncert1ltnlle!i

10

reponaJ

e hmatt"·dan~f'

to Mlvlronmenlal chinAf' ("lInlan, Icml)f'f'llure, CO2 «lnCTnIJ'll.tion). In IIw cooplin~ ht-t~n Chll1.1t~ and cropProducli\ilY rufK1~

modm

,_ ..

cumtHr, if

(1999),

whICh

that b). 2050 rood !lI"f'da will more than quilllupw in AIm lind more lhan in Nill Better CSClmalf"l

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Impeclson crop pmduc:tl\ily in lhost vulnerabk ~ is crucial 10 infonn policies Ind to !IIpport IKbptatton 51J'11.tqte5 that may counteract the IKl\TrR

,«Alt_

<;\-qf'm!ll In proye!lSi\'f' clilllat~ manu

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r1Ctded, IS the work from CoZ~omh

1I~ltllrnl

PUBLIC NOTICE to_""tN~pothI.,_

((0'1 _ _ , _ ' ' ' ' ' .......... _ . .

5tnklll~

and III lIMo 1Kbptattofl of

rmJf'd1OllS.

III the re:5JIOO!IC of crops

will

taR place. dimatt' du!nt.f' rould bfo tM IKklllWHlaJ 1Itrt'!M that pusl1Cs S)'SIems O\'et' the nI", A

groW\n& hlf'ratllre on tllf' iOlIl"ct of dimate chang~ crop producmity in lroptca11't'5ioM. it IS difficult 10 providf' II C'OI15mml as!Il'5!mml of future rl("kI change becau.-.e of blJ,t' on

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T

a!SOciatlOn 10 part""" ¥roilh 11K- statt' I!ow'rnmf'nl

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AYOMIKUN ARIOLA

In

futul't'-

THE PUNCH, 04 NOVEMBER, 2012  

Farmers urged to embrace cooperatives

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