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Agric News Bits

The Federal Government has begun the exportation of cassava chips to Germany, through the Pacific Ring West Africa (PRWA) company. In a chat with journalists after the sealing of the container to be exported,  Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo,  described the product to be “very nice and tasty”. In his words, “I am proud of this backward integration, we have our cassava noRead More

23rd November 2018

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has launched the Edo Food and Agriculture Cluster (EDO-FAC) and skills centre in Ehor, Uhunmwode Local Government Area. While inaugurating the cluster, Obaseki who lamented the level of poverty in the LGA said he was confident the initiative would encourage youths to stay back and contribute to the development of the Local Government Area. He added that his administration was committed to empowering farmers in Read More

23rd November 2018

The Jigawa Government has distributed farm inputs to 32,859 victims of recent flooding in the North-east zone of the state. Alhaji Imamu Mohammed, Chairman, Farm Inputs Distribution Committee in the zone, disclosed this on Monday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia. According to Mohammed, the farm inputs included 16,432 bags of fertilizer, 9,100 bags of maize seeds and 5,735 bags of cowpea seeds. He said other items distrRead More

6th November 2018

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has advised African countries to deploy space technology in reducing poverty to strengthen sustainable development. Onu gave the advice at the opening of the 7th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology on Monday in Abuja with the theme “Implementation of the African Space and Strategy”. Represented by Bitrus Bako, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of SciencRead More

6th November 2018

Oxfam International, has lauded Kebbi  State Government for investing 10 per cent of its annual budget in  the agricultural sector. Kebbi State Coordinator, Oxfam International, Olumide Ojo made this remark  during a news conference to celebrate the 2018 World Food Day in the state capital. In his words, “Kebbi government has been consistently committing over 10 per cent of its annual budget to the agriculture sector, from 201Read More

24th October 2018

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) as an intervention plan to improve the abilities of women in the agricultural sector. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, said that the NGAP was to aid women farmers to transit from subsistence agriculture to commercial agriculture. He said that women were  anchors of the nation’s agriculture and contributed iRead More

24th October 2018

As part of its commitment aimed at advancing the agricultural sector of the country, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, through its Climate Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Program IFAD-CASP has allocated cash and animal traction to five farmers in Sokoto. At the presentation of the items to the beneficiaries, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural reRead More

8th October 2018

Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA and Abia State Correspondent, GORDI UDEAJAH, present the agro-industrial potentialities of Abia State with a view to attracting investors to the state. Achievements of the late Dr Michael Okpara as a premier of the defunct Eastern Region, especially in agriculture, have arguably remained unrivalled by successive administrations of south eastern states that were part of the said former eastern region. In the aRead More

24th September 2018

The Chief Executive officer of Commonwealth Business Women Nigeria (CBWN), Afoma Adigwe has called on traditional rulers in various states to encourage more rural women and youths to participate in farming. She made this appeal at a press briefing hosted by the organisation to sensitise the public to the activities carried out by CBWN as it prepares for the Commonwealth African Forum to be held in Canada later this year. Adigwe, who stressed the iRead More

24th September 2018

The Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says that flood has destroyed about 200 hectares of rice farm at Omor in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state. Executive Director, Anambra State Emergency Management Agency, Cyprian Agupugo, revealed this during an interview at Omor, Anambra state. According to him,   the major river in the area burst its bank destroying Ojabo Rice Farm worth millions of Naira. Agupugo whoRead More

24th September 2018

1. SOYBEANS DECLINE ON WORRIES ABOUT RECORD OUTPUT, STOCKS Soybeans declined, following last week’s strong showing, in overnight trading as the harvest is set to begin in the U.S., causing concern about increasing global supplies. Growers are expected to harvest 4.693 billion bushels of soybeans this year on yields of 52.8 bushels an acre, both record highs, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Domestic stockpiles are expected toRead More

24th September 2018

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