Tag: Agriculture

Tomato farmers in S/West targets 1200m/tons monthly production

Abdul Jimoh- June 11, 2020

The South-West President of Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria, Mr Bamidele Ajani, said the group had targeted to produce 1200m/tons monthly to reduce the scarcity ... Read More

AfDB Presidency: Why Adesina Deserves 2nd Tenure

Abdul Jimoh- October 17, 2019

Mr Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture, under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration on May 28, 2015 emerged as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). ... 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

20m Cows Too Low To Meet Nigeria’s Protein Need – Agency

Abdul Jimoh- July 24, 2019

National Agriculture Extension Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) has advocated for improved policy on the livestock sector, saying Nigeria’s current 20 million cows are too low ... Read More

Oyo State Governor:To Make Infrastructure Priority To Boost Agriculture

admin- May 30, 2019

The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer, Oluwaseyi Makinde has identified agriculture as a sector that his administration will accord urgent and immediate attention because of ... Read More

FAO Assures Nigeria of Continued Technical Support on Food Security/Zero Hunger

Henry Solomon- May 8, 2019

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has promised Nigeria continued support in its drive toward ensuring food security and zero hunger in the future. FAO ... Read More

Middlemen are Agents of Food Insecurity – Farmers

Henry Solomon- March 19, 2019

Farmers across the country have called on government to curb the activities of middlemen, describing them as agents of food insecurity, exploitative and parasites. The ... Read More

CBN, govs collaborate to revive $10bn oil palm industry

admin- March 19, 2019

The Federal Government’s Plansto revive the nation’s $10 billion oil palm industry got a boost on Monday, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and some ... Read More

Poultry farmer urges price stabilisation mechanism for chicks

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 7, 2019

A Poultry Farmer, Mr. Sunday Adejoh, has called for a mechanism that will ensure the price stabilization for Day Old Chicks (DOCs) in the country ... Read More

Expert identifies snail farming as a money-spinning business

Arowobusoye Samuel- March 5, 2019

Snail rearing can be a money-spinning business for prospective farmers if properly developed, says Ossai Iyore, a snail farmer at Ekiosa market in Benin. Iyore ... Read More

Jigawa govt. procures improved maize seed to farmers

Arowobusoye Samuel- February 19, 2019

The Jigawa government has procured 28 tonnes of maize for its maize farmers at the subsidized rate of N2,500 per 20kg bag for the 2019 ... Read More

Opposition Will not Derail our Agricultural Revolution- FG

Henry Solomon- November 12, 2018

The Federal Government says no amount of external opposition and resistance will derail its agricultural revolution. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, ... Read More

N-Power graduates to receive stipends beyond Dec. 2018

admin- October 23, 2018

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with N-Power Build beneficiaries at ANNAMCO Enugu: Presidency says it will continue to pay the N30,000 stipends to them beyond December ... Read More

FG Seeks Partnership with Bangladesh on Flood Resistant Seed

Henry Solomon- September 18, 2018

The Federal Government has called for partnership with the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to develop flood resistant seed varieties to ensure food security in the ... Read More

‎Man docked for allegedly defecating on crops

Arowobusoye Samuel- September 14, 2018

The Police on Friday‎ arraigned a 21-year-old man, John Danladi, in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly defecating on crops. Danladi of ... Read More

FAO Trains 51 Agricultural Workers to Boost Extension Services in the North East

Tanimu- August 29, 2018

Alkasim Abdulkadir, Abuja: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says it has trained no fewer than 51 agricultural workers under its ... Read More

NIRSAL Says It has Injected Over N77bn into Agribusiness With Positive Impacts

Henry Solomon- August 29, 2018

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says it has facilitated the flow of N77.7 billion from commercial banks into the Agric-business ... Read More

Farmer Urges Civil Servants To Invest In Agriculture Ahead Retirement

Abdul Jimoh- August 27, 2018

  A farmer in Gombe, Usman Umar-Yari, has advised civil servants in the state to invest in agriculture ahead of their retirement. Umar-Yari, a traditional ... Read More

IFAD trains market women, farmers on use of standard weight, measures in Taraba

Arowobusoye Samuel- August 23, 2018

The Federal Government-assisted International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD), through the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), on Thursday trained Taraba farmers, processors and market women ... Read More