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FG committed to quality data in agric sector

FG committed to quality data in agric sector

Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has reiterated commitment of the Federal Government to ensure adequate and quality data for successful policies in the agricultural sector. Ahmed, represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Olusola Idowu, [...]

June 21, 2022 Agriculture
Government Should Establish Nomadic Ministry For Herdsmen

Government Should Establish Nomadic Ministry For Herdsmen: Sheikh Gumi

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has suggested that as part of measures to curb banditry and terrorism in the country, the Nigerian government should establish the Ministry of Nomadic Affairs. Speaking at a conference on Wednesday, Gumi said the establishment [...]

June 2, 2022 Agriculture
Nigeria Begins Urea Fertilizer Export To U.S, Brazil And Argentina

Nigeria Begins Urea Fertilizer Export To U.S, Brazil And Argentina

With the coming on stream of the Dangote Fertiliser Plant, in Lagos, Nigeria has commenced exportation of Urea-based fertiliser to the U.S, India, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Mr Devakumar Edwin, the Executive Director, Strategy Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, Dangote [...]

April 5, 2022 Agriculture
Nigeria bans foreigners from buying agric produce directly from farmers

Nigeria bans foreigners from buying agric produce directly

The Nigerian government has banned foreigners from purchasing agricultural produce directly from farmers. It announced the ban Wednesday via its verified Twitter handle, saying only licensed and duly registered local buying agents can now buy products directly from farmers in the country. [...]

March 11, 2022 Agriculture
Buhari Government Approves Over N2billion For Purchase Of Cows

Buhari Government Approves Over N2billion For Purchase Of Cows

The President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has approved over N2billion for the purchase of cattle to boost animal production in Taraba State. This was made known by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, while addressing [...]

February 24, 2022 Agriculture
Shortage of tractors threatens food security

Shortage of tractors threatens food security

Shortage of tractors and critical implements for farm mechanisation has hit the country as land preparation for the 2022 dry and wet season cultivation begins across agro-ecological zones. Secretary, Agricultural Equipment Hiring Operators Association, Biodun Olugbami, said statistics vary. But [...]

February 23, 2022 Agriculture
Buhari says price of rice to fall after launch of pyramids

Buhari says price of rice to fall after launch of pyramids

The price of rice in the Nigerian market is expected to fall as the country launches 13 pyramids of rice paddy, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The price of rice, a staple food in Nigeria, began upward trend when the [...]

January 19, 2022 Agriculture
Food prices hit 10-year high in 2021: UN

Food prices hit 10-year high in 2021: UN

Global food prices reached a 10-year high in 2021, rising by an average of 28 percent compared to the previous year, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization said Thursday. The FAO’s Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the [...]

January 7, 2022 Agriculture, Economy
Insecurity, lower oil production slow economic growth in Q3

Insecurity, lower oil production slow economic growth in Q3

Unabating security challenges in the agriculture sector and poor crude oil production capacity in the third quarter of this year have slowed the pace of economic growth the country witnessed during the period. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), yesterday, [...]

November 19, 2021 Agriculture, Economy
Global food prices hit 10-year peak —FAO

Global food prices hit 10-year peak — FAO

Food prices surged in September due to tightening of supply and robust demand, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has reported. The FAO, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, said its Food [...]

October 9, 2021 Agriculture, Food
Grazing route gazette not solution to conflict

Grazing route gazette not solution to conflict

President Muhammadu Buhari almost for the first time in the life of this administration directly spoke to the herder-farmer crises but curiously offered the wrong antidote. His avowal of archaic and controversial gazette supposedly unveiling grazing routes is antithetical to [...]

June 24, 2021 Agriculture, Law
Police Arrest Two Transborder Cattle Rustlers

Police Arrest Two Transborder Cattle Rustlers

Two suspected Transborder cattle rustlers have been arrested by the police in Adamawa State. The police have also recovered 83 heads of cattle from the arrested suspects, a 32-year-old Njidda Ardo and one Julde Ali, 30-year-old; both from Rumirgo village [...]

June 4, 2021 Agriculture, Crime
‘Food production to increase with ban on open grazing’

Food production to increase with ban on open grazing

Nigerian farmers and agricultural scientists have expressed optimism that food production will receive a boost as the southern governors have declared a ban on open cattle grazing in the regions. For decades, open grazing of cattle has led to violent [...]

May 24, 2021 Agriculture, Food
Fayemi Imports 227 Pregnant Cows From US

Fayemi Imports 227 Pregnant Cows From US

Governor Kayode Fayemi says his administration has imported more than 200 pregnant cows from the United States of America. Ekiti-owned Ikun Dairy Farm will manage the pregnant cows in Ikun-Ekiti. The farm is to serve as a prototype for the [...]

April 28, 2021 Agriculture
Meet Reston Tedheke Ex-M: ilitant, Who Is Ga'ate Farmer In Nasarawa

Meet Reston Tedheke Ex-M: ilitant, Who Is Ga’ate Farmer In Nasarawa

Reston Tedheke: In 2017, when President Muhammadu Buhari sent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the Niger Delta to quell the rising tension in the region he didn’t know that he was not only creating the bedrock to a stable economy [...]

October 18, 2019 Agriculture
Nigerian banks give only 4% of their loans to agriculture

Nigerian banks give only 4% of their loans to agriculture

Despite efforts by the Nigerian government to focus on agriculture and make it a mainstay of the Nigerian economy, Nigerian banks gave only 4.20 per cent of their total loans to the sector in the second quarter (Q2) of this [...]

October 7, 2019 Agriculture
Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan

Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan

The National Agricultural Seed Council( NASC) has unveiled a five-year institutional strategic plan to provide direction for the agency and revitalise the seed sub-sector of agriculture in Nigeria. At the public presentation of the document in Abuja on Friday, the [...]

September 15, 2019 Agriculture
Ogun Begins Agricultural Revolution

Ogun Begins Agricultural Revolution, Unveils Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme

Ogun Begins Agricultural Revolution, Unveils Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun has unveiled the State Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme, signaling the commencement of an agricultural revolution in the state. Speaking at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the state [...]

September 8, 2019 Agriculture
Birth Certificates To Cows

Uganda To Issue Birth Certificates To Cows – Foreign Affairs

Uganda’s Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Vincent Ssempijja, has announced the decision of the government on issuance of birth certificates to cows and registering of farmers, Hope for Nigeria Online reports. According to reports, Ssempijja, while speaking [...]

July 19, 2019 Agriculture
Ogun To Set Up Cattle Ranch Soon - Governor Abiodun

Ogun To Set Up Cattle Ranch Soon – Governor Abiodun

Ogun To Set Up Cattle Ranch Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has unveiled plans to establish a world class cattle ranch through the Public Private Partnership arrangement. Abiodun said his administration considered the opportunity the agricultural sector brings to the [...]

July 13, 2019 Agriculture
Nigeria's Largest Rice Mill

Governor Sanwo Olu Inspects Nigeria’s Largest Rice Mill

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday defied the downpour to inspect Nigeria’s largest Rice Mill and Industrial Park project being developed by the state government at Imota in Ikorodu Division of the state. The inspection tour of the project [...]

July 5, 2019 Agriculture
Rice Okada

Porous borders, unending smuggling threaten local rice production

Notwithstanding Federal Government’s efforts to promote the production of rice in Nigeria, the continuous smuggling of the commodity to the extent of dominating the local market, is making nonsense of an existing ban with attendant capital flight. Rice is the [...]

June 28, 2019 Agriculture, Economy

Landmark University Builds Silos As It Expands Rice Production (photos)

Landmark university, Africa’s first agrarian private university has stated her desire to expand investment Portfolio in agriculture by increasing its production of rice, investment in Hydroponics(soilless agriculture )etc. The university recently constructed inert atmospheric silos as the need arises to [...]

April 21, 2019 Agriculture
The Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria says production of the commodity increased from eight million tonnes to 20 million tonnes

Nigerian Maize Production Increases More Than Twofold Between 2015 And 2018

The Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria says production of the commodity increased from eight million tonnes to 20 million tonnes in Nigeria between 2015 and 2018. The president of the association, Bello Abubakar, said this at the Nigeria Maize Conference [...]

April 5, 2019 Agriculture
Nigeria overtakes Egypt as largest rice producer in Africa

Nigeria overtakes Egypt as largest rice producer in Africa

The director general of Africa Rice Centre, Harold Roy-Macauley, on Monday, February 4, said that Nigeria has overtaken Egypt as largest producer of rice in Africa. The Nation reports that Roy-Macauley said Nigeria has become the largest rice producer at [...]

March 5, 2019 Agriculture

Yfarm targets 10,000 climate-smart agribusiness farms by 2020

A group, Youth Farm Project (Yfarm) has disclosed plans to establish 10, 000 climate-smart agribusiness farms across the country by 2020. The Programme Manager, YFarm Project, Nkiruka Nnaemego, disclosed this at the end of a 4-day boot camp capacity building. [...]

August 14, 2018 Agriculture

FG to complete abandoned projects in Ebonyi varsity

The Federal Government has pledged to complete all abandoned federal government funded projects in Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State.President Muhammadu Buhari made this known when he commissioned some ecological projects initiated and completed in the university. Represented by [...]

July 16, 2018 Agriculture

‘Kaduna, nine others to get N10.7 billion rice mill Dec. 2019’

The Federal Government has said that Kaduna, Kogi, Benue, Anambra, Bayelsa and five other states will get 10 large integrated rice milling machines at the cost of N10.7 billion by December 2019. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, [...]

July 10, 2018 Agriculture

FG raids fake seeds markets nationwide

The Federal Government has begun clampdown on all fake and adulterated seeds markets throughout the country. The step was aimed at protecting farmers whose produce had been negatively impacted by fake and adulterated seeds. Director General of National Agricultural Seeds [...]

April 28, 2018 Agriculture

Dangote, others boost wheat production with threshing machines

Dangote Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc and other key stakeholders in the flour milling industry have donated 50 units AMAR multi-crop threshers to wheat farmers in the country, as part of their commitment to aid self sufficiency in wheat production. [...]

April 13, 2018 Agriculture