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Cocoa farmers accuse FG of procuring substandard inputs

Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), has accused the Federal Ministry of Agriculture of procuring substandard agricultural inputs for the farmers, thereby causing great havoc for the agric produce. In a statement jointly signed by its National President, National Secretary, [...]

December 5, 2017 Agriculture

Court remands former agric institute head over N204.9m fraud

Justice Yemi Ajayi of Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, has ruled that a former executive director of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Professor Benjamin Ogunbodede, be remanded in prison custody, following his alleged involvement in a [...]

October 22, 2017 Agriculture
Pumpkin and Benefits

Farmers Emphasise Economic Advantage of Pumpkin

Ugu (Fluted Pumpkin) farmers under the auspices of Pumpkins Growers, Processors and Marketing Association of Nigeria (PUGMAN) North-east zone have stated that the commodity (Ugu) if properly harnessed is capable of contributing to the country’s foreign exchange earnings, reduce the [...]

October 21, 2017 Agriculture
Stakeholders beg Buhari for sustainability

Fertiliser Initiative: Stakeholders beg Buhari for sustainability

Stakeholders in the fertiliser industry have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the current Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) is sustained to ensure food sufficiency in the country. The stakeholders made the call in separate interviews with the News [...]

October 3, 2017 Agriculture
Governor Kashim Shettima

Shettima visits Africa’s largest net house in Borno, vows to boost agriculture

Governor Kashim Shettima, has assured that his administration will boost Borno’s economic potentials through agriculture. He said this is part of the government’s response to destructions of livelihoods by Boko Haram insurgents across the state. He spoke at the weekend [...]

September 24, 2017 Agriculture
Osinbajo launches world’s biggest fertilizer plant

Osinbajo launches world’s biggest fertilizer plant

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Port Harcourt today to inaugurate the world’s biggest fertilizer plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made [...]

July 27, 2017 Agriculture
Nigeria To Start Exporting Rice

Nigeria To Start Exporting Rice – Audu Ogbeh

Nigeria To Start Exporting Rice: Chief Audu Ogbeh who is the minister of agriculture has declared that Nigeria will soon start exporting high-quality rice to the rest of the world. The Punch reports that the minister said this on Friday, [...]

November 14, 2016 Agriculture, Economy
Nigeria invites Russian farmers to invest

Nigeria Invites Russian Farmers To Invest

Nigeria invites Russian farmers to invest to take advantage of the country’s arable land to produce and export agricultural products. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the invitation when a Russian delegation led by the Russian Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, [...]

November 11, 2016 Agriculture
Governor Mimiko To Distribute Free Multi-Million Naira Agric Input To Ondo Farmers

Governor Mimiko To Distribute Free Multi-Million Naira Agric Input To Ondo Farmers

Olusegun Mimiko, the governor of Ondo State, will on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 perform the flag-off ceremony of the distribution of multi-million naira worth of farm inputs to farmers across the 18 local government areas of the state. Kayode Akinmade, [...]

September 14, 2016 Agriculture
Locusts From Niger Threaten Nigeria’s Food Security

Locusts From Niger Threaten Nigeria’s Food Security

Locusts From Niger – The federal government has alerted farmers of locusts and quelea birds coming into the country from Niger Republic..       Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, gave the warning in Abuja during an [...]

September 7, 2016 Agriculture
Ogbeh

Farmers To Pay Fee For Protection – Ogbeh

The Federal Government is making a security arrangement whereby farmers in the country will pay fees for protection from kidnappers while in their farms – Ogbeh.     The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, dropped the hint [...]

July 21, 2016 Agriculture
Sultan rice importation

Sultan Wants Ban On Importation Of Rice Through Land Borders Lifted

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Monday called on the management of the Nigeria Customs Service to consider the possibility of lifting the ban on the importation of rice through the nation’s land borders. Speaking when [...]

June 13, 2016 Agriculture
Ebola Tomato

El-Rufai Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ On Tomatoes

Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Monday, declared a state of emergency on tomatoes farming in the state, saying that 80 per cent of tomatoes farms have been ravaged by an exotic pest, called tomato blight (Tuta Absoluta).   [...]

May 24, 2016 Agriculture, Economy

Buhari’s Reliance On Jonathan’s Silos To Alleviate Hunger

  Buhari – IRONY: “16 years of rot” provides the means by which this president ‘releases grains to alleviate poverty’ from strategic grain reserves that were immeasurably enhanced by his immediate predecessor after DECADES of abject neglect.       [...]

April 26, 2016 Agriculture, Economy, Video

Goodluck Jonathan: I Completed 1.336MT Silos To Store Food For Emergencies. – Sep 4, 2014.

    “I have completed 20 new Silo Complexes spread across the country to store Millions of Metric tonnes of Rice, Millet, Bean, Maize, Cassava, Sorghum. These Strategic Reserve have a total storage capacity of 1.336 million metric tons (MT) [...]

April 25, 2016 Agriculture
Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria Gets $16m Agric Assistance From China

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has called for the reduction of the huge trade imbalance between Nigeria and China, which is currently heavily in favour of the Asian country. This was as President Xi Jinping of China offered $15 million agricultural assistance [...]

April 13, 2016 Agriculture, Video
You Know Next to Nothing About Agriculture

“You Know Next to Nothing About Agriculture” – Adesina Replies Oshiomhole.

Immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has slammed Edo State Governor, Adams Oshimhole, for describing the Agricultural Programme of former president Goodluck Jonathan as a scam.   Adesina, who is warming up to assume office [...]

August 19, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Buhari, hope for Nigerian death-row soldiers

My government will focus on Agriculture not oil, says Buhari

Agriculture not oil – My government will focus on Agriculture not oil, says Buhari – In an effort to diversify the economy, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reported the Federal Government wouldn't address agriculture as a development programme but instead as [...]

June 5, 2015 Agriculture, Economy, Oil & Gas, Video
Agriculture

It Is All About Agriculture in Nigeria

In terms of employment, agriculture is by far the most important sector of Nigeria's economy, engaging about 70% of the labor force. Agricultural holdings are generally small and scattered; farming is often of the subsistence variety, characterized by simple tools [...]

May 23, 2015 Agriculture
Medicinal Health

Only 25% of Nigeria’s medicinal plants being utilised

Only 25 per cent of Nigeria’s 8,000 medicinal plants are being utilised, says Mrs Zainab Shariff, the Managing Director, Nigeria Medicinal Plants Development Company (NMPDC). Shariff made this known in an interview  Abuja on Sunday. She said that the company [...]

May 20, 2015 Agriculture
White farmers must empower black people, says Julius Malema

White farmers must empower black people, says Julius Malema

White farmers must empower black people, says Julius Malema – The EFF leader, Julius Malema was invited to deal with the farmers at the Gesprek Forum dinner on agriculture at the Palmiet Valley Estate in the Western Cape. Malema discussed a [...]

April 23, 2015 Africa, Agriculture, Economy
Minister of Agriculture directed the release of $5 million to NAIC

Minister of Agriculture directed the release of $5 million to NAIC

Minister of Agriculture directed the release of $5 million to NAIC – Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has revealed that he has directed the release of $5 million (about N110 million) to Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Company (NAIC) [...]

March 23, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
President Jonathan named Patron of cattle rearers

President Jonathan named Patron of cattle rearers

President Jonathan named Patron of cattle rearers – Jonathan was given with the title on Wednesday, March 18, in a visit by the cattle rearers to the state house in Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan has been named the Life Patron of [...]

March 22, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
VP Sambo inaugurates N100b irrigation project

VP Sambo inaugurates N100b irrigation project

VP Sambo inaugurates N100b irrigation project – Vice President Namadi Sambo at the weekend inaugurated the N100 billion Gurara Irrigation project at Kachia, Niger State. The project, which is expected to augment the lower Usman Dam, will supply the Federal Capital [...]

March 22, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
NAIC Targets On 15m Farmers For Crop, Livestock Insurance

NAIC Targets On 15m Farmers For Crop, Livestock Insurance

NAIC Targets On 15m Farmers For Crop, Livestock Insurance – LIVESTOCK and crop farmers across the country are in to get a better deal since the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Company (NAIC) has approval for $5m from Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of [...]

March 22, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Olam Nigeria Funds 12,000 Farmers with N536m

Olam Nigeria Funds 12,000 Farmers with N536m

Olam Nigeria Funds 12,000 Farmers with N536m – Olam Nigeria Limited has stated it granted more than N536 million as funding for 12,000 Nigerian cocoa, cashew as well as sesame farmers in 2014 under the Olam Livelihood Charter (OLC). The leading [...]

March 12, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
FG Trains 6,618 Youths in Mechanized Farming

FG Trains 6,618 Youths in Mechanized Farming

FG Trains 6,618 Youths in Mechanized Farming –  Dr Akinwumi Adesina , the Minister of Agriculture, has scored President Goodluck Jonathan's administration substantial within the field of agriculture, declaring a total of 6,618 well educated youths was trained in automatic [...]

March 9, 2015 Agriculture
FG Commences ATASP Phase 1 ..AfDB Helps With $170m

FG Commences ATASP Phase 1 ..AfDB Helps With $170m

FG Commences ATASP Phase 1 ..AfDB Helps With $170m – The federal government the other day launched the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme (ATASP) Phase1 in direction of attracting private sector investment, decreasing post harvest deficits while incorporating value to local [...]

March 7, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Nigerian diaspora queen promotes oil palm planting

Nigerian diaspora queen promotes oil palm planting

Nigerian diaspora queen promotes oil palm planting – As part of campaigns to make Nigeria self-reliance on agricultural development, a Nigeria Diaspora beauty queen, Ms Olapeju Olayemi, has called on regional investors to consider issue of oil palm planting in the [...]

March 2, 2015 Agriculture
Nigerian Breweries, Psaltry, IFDC sign contract on cassava production

Nigerian Breweries, Psaltry, IFDC sign contract on cassava production

Nigerian Breweries, Psaltry, IFDC sign contract on cassava production – Nigerian Breweries Plc, Psaltry International Company Ltd, a Nigerian cassava processing company and the International Fertiliser Development Centre, (IFDC) via its ‘Towards Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness by means of Learning [...]

February 27, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
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