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Modernising Nigeria’s agriculture through mechanised farming

Modernising Nigeria’s agriculture through mechanised farming

By Sonny T. Echono To all Nigerians and business community at large and to the investors and stakeholders in the agricultural sector, I consider this article as one that should…

FG boosts agric insurance with N1.1b

FG boosts agric insurance with N1.1b

By Sola Alabadan News Editor, Sunday Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed that he has directed the release of $5 million (about N110 million) to…

203 farmers train in agro production, processing

203 farmers train in agro production, processing

By Emeka Okafor Correspondent, Umuahia Two hundred and three farmers drawn from seven states, Abia,  Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers, have graduated from a two-week residential training…

Nigeria determined to solve malnutrition challenge –Agric minister

Nigeria determined to solve malnutrition challenge –Agric minister

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has disclosed the determination of the Federal Government in solving the challenge of nutrition in Nigeria. Adesina disclosed this at a…

FG, AfDB, IITA unveil $170m youths in agric scheme 

FG, AfDB, IITA unveil $170m youths in agric scheme 

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), have launched…

Pan-Africa Project focuses on fish trade for increased nutrition, income

Pan-Africa Project focuses on fish trade for increased nutrition, income

By Ejikeme Omenazu Production Editor, Lagos (With Agency Report) A new pan-African project has been launched to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, a continent…

‘Only genuine Ekiti farmers’ll get free fertiliser’

Only farmers that are duly registered and identified to be genuine would benefit from the free fertilisers to be distributed by the state’s governor, Special Assistant to Ekiti State governor…

Osun-based farm nets tonnes of catfish

Osun-based farm nets tonnes of catfish

By Oladele Ogunsola Correspondent, Ibadan Sitting on about 72 acres of land in Oluponna, on the outskirts of Iwo in Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Triton Aqua Africa…

Olams boosts Nigeria’s rice supply with local brand

Olams boosts Nigeria’s rice supply with local brand

The quest for rice self-sufficiency in Nigeria received a major boost last week as dealers in the staple received tonnes of new brand of locally produced rice, Mama’s Pride, for…

Youth in agric, biggest potential for mass job creation

Youth in agric, biggest potential for mass job creation

Over the years, getting youths in Nigeria to engage in agriculture has been an uphill task. The reasons are obvious. Farming, as it is practised in the country, has not…

Nigerian honour for IITA’s Sanginga

Nigerian honour for IITA’s Sanginga

The Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for his support to Nigeria’s agricultural transformation agenda. The…

Agric researchers from 30 countries converge on Ibadan

Agricultural researchers, social and biophysical scientists from over 30 countries are to hold a three-day meeting in Ibadan, where they will present strategies and results that respond directly to the…

Nigeria’s fisheries sub-sector: Problems, solutions

Nigeria’s fisheries sub-sector: Problems, solutions

Nigeria’s fisheries sub-sector is enjoying one of the best moments. For once, it is being favoured by policies framed to enable local players thrive amidst foreign giants, which dominated them…

FUNAAB’s grant to facilitate sale of 2ml tonnes of cassavav

FUNAAB’s grant to facilitate sale of 2ml tonnes of cassavav

The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, has been received a grant from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), to help 200,000 smallholder farmers sell two million tonnes of cassava…

Adelekan’s new provost of Federal College of Agric, Ibadan

Adelekan’s new provost of Federal College of Agric, Ibadan

Nigeria’s President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Dr Babajide Adelekan as the new provost of the Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan. The appointment, according to…

Female farmers seek concession in fertiliser sale, distribution

Female farmers under the aegis of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kano State branch, has asked the Federal Government to give female farmers concession in the distribution and sales…

Fighting poverty, hunger with traditional farming knowledge

Fighting poverty, hunger with traditional farming knowledge

Fifty representatives of over 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples who live in more than 70 countries around the world converged on the Rome headquarters of the International Fund for Agriculture…

Bird Flu: Hi-tech tools to the rescue

Bird Flu: Hi-tech tools to the rescue

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has chosen the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) as a designated reference centre to expand its access to state-of-the-art technology in combating dangerous viral…

Making Nigerian farmers get full benefits of cooperatives

Making Nigerian farmers get full benefits of cooperatives

In Nigeria, there are currently 125,000 registered cooperative organisations, serving not less than 100 million households. Of these cooperatives, 106,000 representing 85 per cent of the total number are agriculture…

Prolonged use of fertilisers hurting Nigerian soil

Fears are rife that the continuous use of inorganic fertilisers may be killing the quality of soils across parts of Nigeria. This is as experts have said soil has been…

AgriFest 2015: Bold attestation to Nigeria’s agric sector resurgence

AgriFest 2015: Bold attestation to Nigeria’s agric sector resurgence

The measure at which Nigeria’s agricultural prowess has grown in the last four years was laid bare at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Friday, January 23, where no fewer than…

Again, Nigeria wages war against Bird flu

Again, Nigeria wages war against Bird flu

By Chibuzor Emejor  Correspondent, Abuja Few months after Nigeria was certified Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the nation woke up few days ago with the frightening news from the Federal…

Secret behind Nigeria’s stable bread price

Secret behind Nigeria’s stable bread price

When the Federal Government introduced the mandatory cassava in bread policy under the past administration, the flour millers viewed it with contempt. The reasons are obvious. They have seen similar…

Nigeria to increase wheat production to 1.5m tonnes yearly

The Federal Government, through the Wheat Value Chain (WVC), is to increase national wheat production from the current 100,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes by 2017. According to a statement…

Deploying mobile technology for enhanced commodity market

Deploying mobile technology for enhanced commodity market

By Oyeniran Apata Correspondent, Lagos  As the new lease of life that is sweeping through agric business in Nigeria has continues to receive a boost, agriculture appears set to occupy…

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