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Farmers, herdsmen feud puts 17 million cows at risk

By Onche Odeh  The rampant cases of deadly feuds between crop farmers and herdsmen across various parts of Nigeria have been identified as a huge risk to Nigeria’s 17 million…

Local farmers to add 2.9m MT to Nigeria’s rice stock

About 2.9 million metric tons of high quality milled rice from local sources is expected to be fed into the Nigerian rice ban in the 2014 season, the Federal Ministry…

FAO evaluates Shrimp Fisheries management in Nigeria, others

  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently hosted a regional workshop on the Use of Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAF-Nansen Project) which among other sustainability issues focused on…

Olam’s rice revolution in Nasarawa

By Onche Odeh Doma Council area of Nasarawa State is undergoing a silent revolution. This is courtesy of an ambitious rice project initiated by integrated agro-firm, Olam Nigeria Limited. The…

Ogbono as diet, medicine

By Gbenga Ogunbufunm Ogbono is a specie of African trees in the genus Irvingia, its botanical name is Irvingia gabonensis also known sometimes as wild African mango, bush mango, the…

Nigeria in search of wheat transformation

By Onche Odeh  Wheat has, arguably, become one of the most important agricultural commodities in Nigeria. This is evident in the phenomenal increase in annual consumption rate in the country,…

Livestock subsector not standardised – Omotoso

Livestock subsector not standardised – Omotoso

President, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Mopelola Omotoso, believes that the livestock division of the agriculture sector in Nigeria is not standardised and as such several flaws are seen…

Nigeria’s population can produce enough food – Minister

Nigeria’s population can produce enough food – Minister

By Oyeniran Apata/Lagos Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has charged Nigerians to put the numerical strength of the country to embrace agriculture to produce enough for local consumption and…

Nigeria: Country of hungry people

Nigeria: Country of hungry people

A scorecard on hunger in Africa recently revealed that Nigeria has the highest number of hungry people in West Africa, as about 12.1 million people are hungry or under nourished…

‘Cassava not just a crop to Nigerians’

‘Cassava not just a crop to Nigerians’

By Onche Odeh Cassava Cassava is fast becoming the crop of choice to farmers and intending investors in agriculture across Nigeria. Although this has been made popular by the support for…

Nigeria targeting fair share of world cocoa market – Aikpokpodion

Nigeria targeting fair share of world cocoa market – Aikpokpodion

Team Leader of Cocoa Value Chain Development of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Peter Aikpokpodion, is optimistic that Nigeria is on its way to reclaiming the…

2013: How effective was agric sector reform?

2013: How effective was agric sector reform?

By Grace Edema Aside the several interventions funds in the agriculture sector, the farmers’ e-wallet and the cassava bread initiative generated much argument from Nigerians in 2013. The general criticism…

Food and Beverage adverts: How good?

Food and Beverage adverts: How good?

By Grace Edema An ongoing food seasoning advert shown on different television stations across the country tells a story of a woman whose husband and children abandoned the dining table…

Only agriculture can solve Nigeria’s unemployment problem –Omoteso

Only agriculture can solve Nigeria’s unemployment problem –Omoteso

By Goddie Ofose  -   Lagos Former Director of Audit, Lagos State University, Ojo and founder of Omoteso Farmers, Augustus Omoteso, has said that Nigeria’s unemployment crisis would persist if the…

Why I’m into pig farming, by Iwajomo

Why I’m into pig farming, by Iwajomo

By Onche Odeh, Email: Odehbishop@yahoo.com, (sms) 08054103463 Pig farming is obviously not the attraction for most people who desire to take up agriculture as a means of livelihood. And for a young…

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