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By Chbuzor Emejor,  Abuja   Federal Government says it has spent over N10 trillion on the importation of rice, sugar, wheat and fish over the last 10 years. The figure indicates that the country spends over N1 trillion yearly in the importation of food items. The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry...

By Chibuzor Emejor,  Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari has assured agro-dealers being owed N38 billion by the Federal Government that they would...

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase, Lagos   To ensure maximum farming productivity and incurring of lowest cost by farmers, the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), recently distributed planting materials such as certified seeds of maize and rice to farmers in the various villages adopted by WAAPP. Director, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources...

By Oyediran Apata,  Lagos   Jigawa State governments, as well as the host communities, have thrown their weight behind the Dangote Rice project expected to be the largest in Africa and with prospects for creation of thousand of job opportunities. The government and members of the communities pledge their support and cooperation to the successful take off of the project...

Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on researchers and scholars in the country to embark on researches that would tackle the challenges of food security and safety in the country. He gave the charge during a food safety and nutritionists and other professionals programme held at the Federal University of Agricultural, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in partnership...

By Laide Raheem,  Abeokuta   Poultry farmers in the country have called on the three tiers of government to harmonise the taxation system of the...

By Oyeniran Apata,  Lagos   A nutritionist, and Professor of Food Technology, Olugbenga Ogunmoyela has stated that the global rise in food prices, poverty, and lack of agricultural inputs are causes of food insecurity in Nigeria. Making the observation at a public lecture which held at the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, Professor Ogunmoyela pointed...

By: Gloria Ishaleku,  Lagos   Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc has announced that its agribusiness subsidiary, Teragro Commodities Limited can meet quality international standard as result of its recently acquired and installed extraction cup technology. Teragro CEO, Dupe Olusola said: “The extraction cup revolutionises our production process and ensures...

By Oyeniran Apata,  Lagos   The Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has alerted Nigerians to desist from the consumption of imported and smuggled poultry products and frozen meat. Such poultry chicken, turkey and meat, Dr Ohi said cause  non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and anti-biotic resistance. Addressing...

By Chibuzor Emejor,  Abuja   Following huge losses suffered as a result of incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers in some states in the country, the Federal Government has announced that over N1billion has been earmarked as compensation to farmers who were affected in the recent clashes. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,...