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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

Kogi donates 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony

Kogi donates 15,000 hectares of land for cattle colony: Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, yesterday, disclosed that the state government has donated 15,000 hectares of land to support the Federal Government’s proposed cattle colony policy. Bello, who was at the [...]

February 10, 2018 Agriculture

We’ve no land for cattle colony, Benue leaders tell Buhari

Benue leaders led by Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday declared that their state had no empty land to be designated as a cattle colony as being proposed by the Federal Government. They made the declaration at a meeting with President Muhammadu [...]

January 16, 2018 Agriculture

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

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