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Agric News Bits

THE Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) has revealed plans to make available the sum of N37bn for the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to encourage the development of essential agricultural products for export. The bank noted that each state and the FCT would get N1b, but that the money would be given as facility at a single-digit interest rate, with the amount to be increased when the need arises. According to tRead More

18th September 2018

Consumption of fruits ripened through “Calcium Carbide”, is said to be harmful to human health. This was revealed by a consultant family physician at the NISA Premier Hospital, Dr. Abdulrahim Abdulrasheed. According to him,  Calcium Carbide is a chemical with carcinogenic properties and could cause heart, kidney and liver failures in people who consume fruits ripened by it. Abdulrasheed noted that the chemical compound is industrRead More

18th September 2018

Concerned by the need for a coordinated action worldwide to safeguard and manage pollinators for functioning and maintenance of the health of ecosystems, a  global Environmental group, “Friends of the earth” has called on authorities to develop an action plan to raise pollinators. In a global campaign posted on its website, the international network of the environmental organisation in 74 countries said if not checkeRead More

18th September 2018

As part of efforts aimed at increasing the production of dairy products in Nigeria, a Dutch dairy company, Friesland Campina, has said it will invest about twenty-three million Euros in the nation’s dairy production. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Hein Schumacher, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting with the vice-president Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Friday. “We are investing around 23 million Euros in new facilities Read More

11th September 2018

Due to poor management of urbanization and its effects on the dietary diversity of Nigerians, Country manager Harvest-Plus Nigeria, Mr Paul Ilona, says Nigeria needs bio-fortification. Ilona said this during an interview with Newsmen in Lagos. According to him, fruit trees have been overtaken by ornamental trees, reducing the country’s nutritional density, which requires the need for bio-fortification. He explained that Bio-fortification isRead More

11th September 2018

The Youth Farming Project (YFarm), the Initiative for the Development of Fresh and Young Brain (FBIN) and Alexian Consueles, said that he trained more than 1,500 young people in agriculture in the country. In his address during the closing ceremony of his four-day Bootcamp within the framework of the project, with the theme "Construction of Climate Resilient Generation" for selected young men in the southeast and south-south geoRead More

10th September 2018

Nigerians would need to brace up for another round of hardship, with the soaring price of rice, considered as a staple food for households in the country. Based on feelers from industry analysts, The Guardian reliably gathered that the price might escalate in few weeks to come and may last till December or beyond if urgent provisions are not made to address the challenges. Currently, a 50kg of parboiled rice initially sold between N12, 000 and N12Read More

10th September 2018

Chief Emmanuel Folorunsho Ogunnaike, is the Chairman of Folhope Limited, a company renown for integrated farming which includes livestock production, arable crop production, aquaculture among others. In this interview with NURUDEEN ALIMI, He reveals various challenges affecting the growth of agriculture in Nigeria and ways to address them. TO what extent can you say your company has contributed to the development of agriculture in Nigeria in the lRead More

4th September 2018

To consolidate and sustain economic recovery, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently introduced single-digit interest rate loans to operators in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors of the economy. CHIMA NWOKOJI writes on stakeholders’ views and benefits of affordable, long-term bank credit to sectors considered as employment and growth stimulating. ON resumption of office in 2014, as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Read More

4th September 2018

“Jatropha Production” The Federal Government is to focus more on the development of jatropha production as part of efforts to diversify the nation’s economy, the Director-General, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Dr. Hussaini Doko Ibrahim, has said. The DG, who spoke at the distribution of improved seeds to the jatropha farmers for the 2018 farming season, said the council would champion the campaign in accoRead More

2nd August 2018

RMRDC and AIEN recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in rural agro-industrial development. Read More

24th July 2018

Chief Executive Officer, Dizengoff West Africa (Nigeria) Ltd., Ritvonen Antti, has   identified finance to drive mechanisation as a big challenge in the country’s quest for agriculture development.   Read More

13th June 2018

The Nigeria Stockbrokers Agribusiness Group marked the 2018 World Agriculture day, with a symposium on the theme “Tapping into investment opportunities in Agribusiness Value Chain” at the Nigeria stock exchange, Lagos. Read More

13th June 2018

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan, the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, says ongoing road projects across the country by Federal Government will boost agriculture and enhance the economy. Read More

3rd April 2018

There are plans by the Federal Government to revive 12 moribund fertiliser blending plants as the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI) strategies for 2018 farming season. Read More

3rd April 2018

The FG said it has successfully disbursed loans to a total of 259,451 farmers, agric workers, and other businesses at the bottom of the financial pyramid, across the 36 states and the FCT, through its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP). Read More

12th February 2018

With a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth that failed to materialise from mineral deposits and increased urbanisation, latest Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), has indicated that agriculture will be Africa’s quiet revolution. Read More

17th January 2018

DEARTH of irrigation systems, lack of political will, policy inconsistencies and paucity of funds have been identified as some of the major factors militating against all-year round farming in Nigeria. Read More

17th January 2018

Over the last two editions I have undertaken an examination of extreme poverty which now pervades the country and how the gap between the rich and the poor appear to be widening by the day.    Read More

17th January 2018

THE Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) yesterday disclosed it has disbursed over N43.92 billion to active farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme ( ABP). Read More

5th October 2017

There is a saying among politicians that “war is too serious a thing to be left to soldiers.” When I first heard it, I wondered what politicians had to do with war. But, what they were saying was that there are certain issues that shouldn’t be left to professionals alone. Read More

3rd October 2017

The FG will henceforth arrest operators of companies which sale fake and sub-standard seeds to farmers, Chief Audu Ogbeh. Read More

3rd October 2017

Local rice production in Nigeria has now reached 15 million metric tonnes annually, the government has claimed. Lake Rice used to illustrate the story. Speaking while inaugurating the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria, Read More

17th August 2017

NEXIM’S PRODUCTS & SERVICES – NEW EXPORT INTERVENTION SCHEMES - As part of efforts to arrest the declining trend in export credits and boost investments in the non-oil export sector, the CBN recently approved two funding schemes and appointed NEXIM as the Fund Manager: Read More

21st July 2017

Research being conducted by the IITA in seed yam multiplication holds promise and could help Nigeria to quadruple yam production, says Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe, who ends a two-day visit in Ibadan today. Read More

17th July 2017

Farmers in Nigeria may no longer depend on the old method of planting cassava all year round. Read More

17th July 2017

The FG is to start distribution of farm inputs to farmers for the 2017 wet season farming in August, Mr Ohiare Jatto, an official, says. Read More

17th July 2017

ABUJA-THE Federal Government has revealed that N2.98 billion will be needed to fight army worms’ invasion on 700, 000 hectares of farmland in the country. Read More

5th June 2017

In a bid to ensure Nigerians have easy access to more data on agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Nigeria on Wednesday handed over the Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) system developed with the support of the Agricultural Market and Information System (AMIS) to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture… Read More

5th June 2017

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), has expressed dissatisfaction over the importation of substandard rice into the country in the last administration. Read More

5th June 2017