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FG’s new rice policy boosts hope for strong business activities at port

FG’s new rice policy boosts hope for strong business activities at port

FG’s new rice policy boosts hope for strong business activities at port – The Federal Government’s new policy on rice, that has reversed the duty paid on imported rice from 110 % (100 % levy and 10 % duty) to 30 [...]

January 15, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Govt threatens rice importers about unpaid N36.56b duty

Govt threatens rice importers about unpaid N36.56b duty

Govt threatens rice importers about unpaid N36.56b duty – Five firms have up until tomorrow to remit N36.56 billion to Federal Government’s treasury or perhaps deal with sanctions, a minister mentioned the other day. The firms owe N36, 569,117,975.4, being preferential [...]

January 14, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
FEC approves N1.2bn FCT sewage contract

FEC approves N1.2bn FCT sewage contract

FEC approves N1.2bn FCT sewage contract –  On Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a contract worth N1.2 billion for the sewage construction in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The approval followed a memorandum presented to the Council [...]

January 8, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
Nigeria’s annual rice imports from Vietnam reach N84 billion

Nigeria’s annual rice imports from Vietnam reach N84 billion

Nigeria’s annual rice imports from Vietnam reach N84 billion – The Federal Government’s annual rice import costs from Vietnam has reach about $500 million (N84 billion) in accordance with the Nigerian-Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Besides, Vietnam also spends about [...]

January 3, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
11,500 farmers to receive subsidy on fertilisers

11,500 farmers to receive subsidy on fertilisers

11,500 farmers to receive subsidy on fertilisers – The Federal Government claims that no less than 11, 500 wheat farmers in Kano State will be to gain benefit from the Federal Government’s subsidised fertilisers as well as other farm inputs throughout [...]

January 3, 2015 Agriculture, Economy
NigeriaThe World’s Largest Yam Producer

Nigeria: The World’s Largest Yam Producer

Nigeria: The World’s Largest Yam Producer –  On Sunday, Dr Morufat Balogun, a Geneticist at the University of Ibadan, said that Nigeria produced 70 % of the yam cultivated yearly and globally. Balogun, who is also a researcher at the [...]

December 28, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Jonathan Canvasses Speedy Diversification of Economy

Jonathan Canvasses Fast Diversification of Economy

Jonathan Canvasses Fast Diversification of Economy – After the recent drop in the cost of crude oil, President Goodluck Jonathan said it on Tuesday became important to quickly broaden the nation’s economy far from reliance upon crude oil, and concentrate more [...]

December 17, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Removing obstacles in Agribusiness, getting Nigerian youths involved

Removing obstacles in Agribusiness, getting Nigerian youths involved

Removing obstacles in Agribusiness, getting Nigerian youths involved – Youth participation in agriculture as an organization in Nigeria is nonetheless very low. FEMI IBIROGBA covers obstacles preventing youngsters and educated Nigerians from actively engaging in commercial agriculture even in the [...]

December 16, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Netherlands Reveals Plan to Improve Nigeria's Agriculture Sector

Netherlands Reveals Plan to Improve Nigeria’s Agriculture Sector

Netherlands Reveals Plan to Improve Nigeria’s Agriculture Sector –  Mr Michel Deelen, the Head of Netherlands Representation in Lagos, on Sunday declared his government structured to offer Nigerian farmers with technical help improve their crops production. Deelen said Lagos that [...]

December 15, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
National committee releases high yielding rice, wheat varieties, others

National committee releases high yielding rice, wheat varieties, others

National committee releases high yielding rice, wheat varieties, others – The National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of Crop Varieties, Livestock Breeds and Fisheries has introduced new crop varieties it believes can help Nigeria to produce ample meals for [...]

December 10, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Nigerian seeds production increased to 149,484 metric tons

Nigerian seeds production increased to 149,484 metric tons

Nigerian seeds production increased to 149,484 metric tons – The seeds production for primary arable crops in Nigeria increased to 149,484 metric tons in 2013, moving upward from 4,252MT in 2010, said by the Federal Government. According to the government, the [...]

December 9, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Adesina - Nigeria Must Produce Chocolates Rather Than Exporting Raw Beans

Adesina – Nigeria Must Produce Chocolates Rather Than Exporting Raw Beans

Adesina – Nigeria Must Produce Chocolates Rather Than Exporting Raw Beans –  Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of agriculture and rural development, has revealed that cocoa processing factories throughout the country yield between $90 million and $400 million yearly even at [...]

December 8, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
CBN Joins Ministry of Trade, Others on Import Substitution Policies

CBN Joins Ministry of Trade, Others on Import Substitution Policies

CBN Joins Ministry of Trade, Others on Import Substitution Policies – Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, has revealed plans through the bank to team up with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Ministry of Agriculture and [...]

December 8, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Ogun gets 2,000 hectares of land for Isheri's new MITROS City

Ogun gets 2,000 hectares of land for Isheri’s new MITROS City

Ogun gets 2,000 hectares of land for Isheri’s new MITROS City – Ogun State Government – Abiodun Taiwo have signed a memorandum of understanding with UBA building company for the establishment of a MITROS City in Isheri Region of Ogun State [...]

December 4, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
FG must serve local industries - Adesina - Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture, has said the Federal Government is ‘desperate’ to expand and improve good quality of cassava products to supply the demands of the current industries in Nigeria.

FG must serve local industries – Adesina

FG must serve local industries – Adesina –  Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture, has said the Federal Government is ‘desperate’ to expand and improve good quality of cassava products to supply the demands of the current industries in [...]

December 2, 2014 Agriculture, Economy, What the papers say
UI, WU team up over study on CASSAVITA effects

UI, WU team up over study on CASSAVITA effects

UI, WU team up over study on CASSAVITA effects – Wageningen University (WU), the Netherlands, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria, have inaugurated a stakeholders’ meeting to start a study on outcomes of bio-fortified cassava (Vitamin A cassava) on deficient population. The [...]

November 30, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Cocoa - a good revenue earner to farmers

Cocoa – a good revenue earner to farmers

Cocoa – a good revenue earner to farmers – Cocoa is a good income earner to all African nations. It can explore to deal with challenges involving shortage of sources, Dr Peter Aikpopodion, group leader of Cocoa Development Enhancement Scheme (CGES) [...]

November 30, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
WAAPP engages agricultural stakeholders, others to enhance agric yield

WAAPP engages agricultural stakeholders, others to enhance agric yield

WAAPP engages agricultural stakeholders, others to enhance agric yield – The West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has engaged several stakeholders in the agric sectors and 29 agriculture commissioners to chart the best way forward on improving agricultural production nationwide. [...]

November 29, 2014 Africa, Agriculture
Dangote Farms start pilot hybrid tomatoes production project

Dangote Farms start pilot hybrid tomatoes production project

Dangote Farms start pilot hybrid tomatoes production project – In Kano state, northern Nigeria, a pilot hybrid tomatoes production project has been established by Dangote Farms for its tomatoes processing plants throughout the state. The Managing Director of the Dangote Farms, [...]

November 28, 2014 Agriculture, Business, Economy
When girls association mobilised youths to adopt agriculture

When girls association mobilised youths to adopt agriculture

When girls association mobilised youths to adopt agriculture – The solution to the higher valuation on youth unemployment nationwide would be to get into small and large scale agriculture, the Quintessential Business Girls Association, mentioned at an event, entitled, “Youths [...]

November 27, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
FG desperate to expand and improve high quality cassava products

FG desperate to expand and improve high quality cassava products — Adesina

FG  desperate to expand and improve high quality cassava products –  Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture, has mentioned the Federal Government is ‘desperate’ to expand and improve high quality cassava products to serve the wants of the current [...]

November 25, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Rice valuation cycle increase in Nigeria and Africa

Rice valuation cycle increase in Nigeria and Africa

Rice valuation cycle increase in Nigeria and Africa – Nigeria is the biggest rice producer throughout West Africa sub-area. Nowadays, rice isn’t a luxury food to a lot of Nigerians but has come out to be the cereal that provides [...]

November 24, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Cocoa farmers, stakeholders want expanded assistance

Cocoa farmers, stakeholders want expanded assistance

Cocoa farmers, stakeholders want expanded assistance – The numerous stakeholders within the cocoa value sequence gathered the previous week at the Cocoa Analysis Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Ibadan, to talk about concerns regarding the development in cocoa transformation agenda. Despite [...]

November 24, 2014 Africa, Agriculture, Economy
FG distributes nine million palm seedlings - In bid to bring back the production of palm oil in the country, the Federal Government has allocated 9 million sprouted nuts of very high quality palm oil seedlings to growers throughout the states.

FG distributes nine million palm seedlings

FG distributes nine million palm seedlings – In bid to bring back the production of palm oil in the country, the Federal Government has allocated 9 million sprouted nuts of very high quality palm oil seedlings to growers throughout the states. [...]

November 23, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Bayelsa govt repairs fishing trawlers, builds market for farm yield

Bayelsa govt repairs fishing trawlers, builds market for farm yield

Bayelsa govt repairs fishing trawlers, builds market for farm yield – Dr Thomas Commander, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Agriculture, has pointed out the fishing trawlers previously abandoned have already been fixed and put to use by the government. He noted [...]

November 21, 2014 Agriculture, Business, Economy
Nigeria will become rice exporter by 2017 —FG

Nigeria will become rice exporter by 2017 —FG

Nigeria will become rice exporter by 2017 — ALL items being equal, the N13.six billion intervention fund to be provided by the Bank of Business (BOI) for the establishment of rice mills and cassava processing businesses will catapult Nigeria into [...]

November 17, 2014 Agriculture
FG Focuses on 51m MT Cassava Production by 2017

FG Focuses on 51m MT Cassava Production by 2017

FG Focuses on 51m MT Cassava Production by 2017 – Mr. Akinwunmi Adeshina, the Minister of Agriculture, has revealed that the federal government aims 51m metric tonnes of cassava production in 2017 up from the 38m metric tonnes of cassava produced [...]

November 14, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
UI produced affordable floating fish feeds

UI produced affordable floating fish feeds

UI produced affordable floating fish feeds – Professor Bamidele Omitoyin is the Head of Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management of the University of Ibadan, and in this interview with FEMI IBIROGBA, he sheds more like on catfish production, processing [...]

November 13, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Agric mechanisation FG’s means of improving productivity & job creation

Agric mechanisation: FG’s means of improving productivity & job creation

Agric mechanisation: FG’s means of improving productivity & job creation – Substandard farm equipment applied to underdeveloped economies like hoes as well as cutlasses, plus some instances, tool-mounting animals, are believed to be responsible for poor agricultural production as well [...]

November 12, 2014 Agriculture, Economy
Farmers get inputs but storage remains a challenge - AFAN Chairman

Farmers get inputs but storage remains a challenge – AFAN Chairman

Farmers get inputs but storage remains a challenge – Oyo State chairman of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr Olumide Ayinla declares the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of the government has assisted its members to acquire inputs of seeds, [...]

November 11, 2014 Agriculture, Economy