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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
Nigeria to Gain N1tn in 10 Years from Cashew Production

Nigeria to Gain N1tn in 10 Years from Cashew Production

Nigeria to Gain N1tn in 10 Years from Cashew Production – The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) has said that Nigeria will get a revenue of approximately N1 trillion within the next 10 years, noting however that important support as [...]

February 25, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Rochas Okorocha

Agriculture, not Oil will Restore Economy, Says Okorocha

By AmbyUneze Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha has warned against over dependence on oil revenue, pointing out that the economy would remain stagnant if not diversified. He therefore canvassed for a return to agriculture so as to ensure food [...]

February 24, 2015 Agriculture
FG targets additional 2.9 million metric tonnes of rice

FG targets additional 2.9 million metric tonnes of rice

FG targets additional 2.9 million metric tonnes of rice – Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has stated about 2.9 million metric tonnes of good quality milled rice will put into the existing stock in the country. [...]

February 24, 2015 Agriculture
'Hurdles govt must tackle in agriculture'

‘Hurdles govt must tackle in agriculture’

‘Hurdles govt must tackle in agriculture’ – Even though there is no skepticism that a powerful foundation was put in agriculture by President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, motivated by Dr Akinwumi Adesina, agriculture isn’t yet a sustainable venture in Nigeria because [...]

February 17, 2015 Agriculture
Agriculture

Cassava Farmers Commend IITA on Improved Varieties.

Nigerian farmers have commended the International Institute forTropical Agriculture for introducing the improved cassava varieties to them. IITA Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Capacity Development, Dr. Kenton Dashiell, on Monday said the improved varieties were part of efforts by [...]

February 15, 2015 Agriculture
‘Why Nigerian younger generations have to embrace agriculture’

‘Why younger Nigerian generations have to embrace agriculture’

‘Why younger Nigerian generations have to embrace agriculture’ – Young Nigerians must embrace agriculture to bring about a trend solely achievable with people furnished with science and most modern technologies to ensure food security as well as industrial as effectively as [...]

February 4, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Incentives improve tomato business

Incentives improve tomato business

Incentives improve tomato business – Tomato growers in Kano State will soon conquer the worries encompassing their business as Dansa Foods, a part of Dangote Group, starts operation. This was revealed the other day when the group of the Staple Crop [...]

February 4, 2015 Agriculture, Business, Economy
Bird flu poses no severe threat, says Oyo PAN boss

Bird flu poses no severe threat, says Oyo PAN boss

Bird flu poses no severe threat, says Oyo PAN boss – The chairman of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Oyo State chapter, Akanji Olabanji, says in an interview, the Avian Influenza has no serious risk to the poultry market as [...]

February 3, 2015 Agriculture
Adesina reveals approved bidders for agric equipment centres

Adesina reveals approved bidders for agric equipment centres

Adesina reveals approved bidders for agric equipment centres – On Tuesday, the Federal Government unveiled 80 bid winners for the agricultural equipment hiring centres, which can be deployed in 29 states throughout the country. The agriculture equipment enterprise centre, set up [...]

January 28, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Nigeria is largest cassava producer in the world

Nigeria is the largest cassava producer in the world

Nigeria is the largest cassava producer in the world – The cassava production in Nigeria is definitely the biggest in the world more than 1 / 3 of the production in Brazil and nearly twice the production of Indonesia and Thailand. [...]

January 27, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
What farmers & other stakeholders want in 2015

What farmers & other stakeholders want in 2015

What farmers & other stakeholders want in 2015 – Although there’s no uncertainty that a firm foundation was put in agriculture by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, influenced by Dr Akinwumi Adesina, agriculture isn’t yet a sustainable venture in Nigeria [...]

January 20, 2015 Agriculture

11, 500 wheat farmers to acquire seeds & fertilisers in Kano

  11, 500 wheat farmers to acquire seeds & fertilisers in Kano – No fewer than 11, 500 wheat farmers in Kano State will benefit from the Federal Government’s fertilisers and other farm inputs in the course of the existing [...]

January 16, 2015 Agriculture, Economy, What the papers say