Category: Agriculture

Food Security: Gov. Bagudu reiterates commitment to sustain support to farmers

Suleiman Idris- July 3, 2020

The Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu , on Thursday reiterated his administration’s commitment to sustain agricultural revival by strengthening support and encouragement to farmers for ... Read More

Livestock: Kebbi Govt procures drugs, veterinary equipment

Suleiman Idris- July 1, 2020

The Kebbi State Ministry of Animal Health, Husbandry and Fisheries has procured drugs and veterinary equipment to enhance treatment of Zoontic diseases in the state. ... Read More

Rice Production Hits 35m Bags per Annum -FG

Henry Solomon- May 29, 2020

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says, with over 34 integrated rice mills and clusters, Nigeria currently produces 150,000 bags of rice ... Read More

Politician Declared Wanted for Cattle Rustling Reports Self to Police

Tanimu- May 14, 2020

Mr Wakana Enan Ngari, the Councillor who was declared wanted over alleged cattle rustling and other criminal activities in Adamawa, has finally reported himself to ... Read More

UN: Global Hunger Could Double Due to COVID-19

Henry Solomon- April 21, 2020

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the UN ... Read More

UK, Dantata in Partnership on Agribusiness

Tanimu- February 20, 2020

Miss Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria has pledged the readiness of the UK government to promote agribusiness for sustainable development in the ... Read More

700,000 Metric Tonnes of Tomatoes Required to Meet National Demand – NIHORT

Henry Solomon- February 19, 2020

The National Horticultural Research Institute(NIHORT) says 700,000 million metric tonnes of tomatoes are required to meet the nation’s demand for it. Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, Executive ... Read More

FG Challenges Agricultural Development Partners On Dearth Of Agric Extension Workers

Suleiman Idris- December 19, 2019

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has stated that the sector is in dire need of extension workers. He noted ... Read More

Gov Bagudu says Bumper Harvest Will Stabilise Prices Of Food Items

Suleiman Idris- November 6, 2019

Kebbi State Governor and Chairman Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production in Nigeria Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is confident that bumper harvest recorded this ... Read More

Bumper Harvest Will Crash Price of Rice – Bagudu

Henry Solomon- November 4, 2019

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the bumper harvest recorded this farming season will help stabilise the price of rice in Nigerian markets. Bagudu, who ... Read More

Mechanized Farming Will Boost Agricultural Production and Create More Jobs for Nigerian Youths – Agric Minister

Suleiman Idris- October 30, 2019

The Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, has stated that mechanized farming would boost agricultural production and create more jobs ... Read More

Kenya to host Inaugural Africa Food Show

Henry Solomon- September 17, 2019

Kenya will in 2020 host the inaugural Africa Food Show that will bring together policymakers, industry executives, farmers and consumers to learn about emerging trends ... Read More

Thailand Launches Cloud-Seeding Operations to Tackle Drought

Henry Solomon- August 16, 2019

The Thai government on Friday launched additional rain-making operations in the Northern, North-Eastern and Central regions to tackle serious droughts. According to the Director-General of ... Read More

AfDB identifies 14 Sites For Agro-Industrial Processing Zones In Nigeria

Abdul Jimoh- August 6, 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says it has identified 14 sites for the proposed Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria. Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Special ... Read More

Yobe Govt Recovers, Hands-over 206 Rustled Cows to Owners

Suleiman Idris- July 29, 2019

Yobe state government on Friday said it has recovered 206 cows stolen from Adamawa and handed them over to the owners. News Agency of Nigeria ... Read More

Farmers In Bwari Anticipate Bumper Harvest

Abdul Jimoh- July 18, 2019

Some farmers in Bwari Area Council of the FCT have expressed optimism that they would have a bumper harvest at the end of the current ... Read More

Yahaya Bello Promises Cassava Revolution in Kogi

Suleiman Idris- July 16, 2019

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a cassava revolution in the state with the empowerment of 500,000 cassava farmers into the agric space. Bello ... Read More

Niger Govt. to Provide Implements to Farmers – SSG

Suleiman Idris- July 15, 2019

The Niger Government has reaffirmed its commitment to provide farmers with implements with a view to boosting their agricultural activities in the state. Alhaji Ahmed ... Read More

Bauchi Farmers Abandon Food Crops Cultivation, Shift to Cash Crops

Henry Solomon- July 14, 2019

Stability in prices of food crops being experienced this year is taking its toll on farming activities in Bauchi state, raising fears of possible drop ... Read More

Cropping season: NSCDC to Deploy 1,500 Personnel to Farmlands to Ensure Security

Henry Solomon- July 13, 2019

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), says it has concluded arrangements to deploy additional 1, 500 personnel under its Agro-Ranger scheme to farmlands ... Read More