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UN, NESG Harp on Agriculture Development

The United Nations (UN) and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) have stressed the need for government as well as the private sector to take decisive measures towards developing the agricultural sector.   As a follow up on the recently [...]

November 15, 2013 Agriculture
NEPAD Advocates Increased Development in Cassava

NEPAD Advocates Increased Development in Cassava Value Chain

By Biyi Adedapo The New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) has advocated increased development of the cassava production in Nigeria, in order to enhance the cassava value chain. Chairman NEPAD Business Group Nigeria (NBGN), Mr. Chris Ezeh, made the call [...]

November 14, 2013 Agriculture
Nigeria food imports reducing

Nigeria food imports reducing ­—FG

The quantity of food imported into Nigeria has continued to drop on a yearly basis, the Federal Government has said. It said efforts by indigenous farmers were yielding meaningful results as most foods consumed in the country were produced locally. [...]

November 13, 2013 Agriculture
akinwunmi adesina

13 Million Nigerians Suffer From Hunger- Agriculture Minister

The Nigerian Government has announced plans to expand the use of bio-fortified crops, such as pro-vitamin `A’ cassava and orange-flesh sweet potato to address the hunger situation being faced by some 13 million people. Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural [...]

July 2, 2013 Agriculture
World Bank Approves $300 Million for Nigerian Farmers

World Bank Approves $300 Million for Nigerian Farmers By Maram Mazen

The World Bank said it approved credit facilities of $300 million for Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, to boost farming output and food security. A $200 million loan will go to small-holder farmers organized in clusters in six of the country’s 36 states [...]

July 2, 2013 Agriculture

Expert Blames Rejection of Nigerian Cocoa On Fraud

The Managing Director of Armajaro Nigeria Limited, Mr. Dimeji Filani, has blamed fraudulent practices by some cocoa farmers and traders for the rejection of cocoa beans from Nigeria at the international market. Filani said this in Ijan Ekiti on Friday [...]

June 8, 2013 Agriculture

Obasanjo Introduces Nigeria’s Cassava Bread in Tanzania

Cassava bread is a Nigerian innovation in bakery Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has begun a mission to introduce African countries to Nigerian innovation in bakery, Cassava Bread. Mr. Obasanjo, a goodwill ambassador for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, [...]

May 15, 2013 Agriculture
Richard Hargreave

I Want Nigeria To Become Largest Supplier Of Tomatoes – Hargrave

Richard Hargrave is the Managing Director, Dizengoff West Africa (Nigeria) Limited. He shares his views on trends in the Nigerian economy. How long have you been in Nigeria? I first came to Lagos in 1978; from 1978 to 1982 we [...]

May 12, 2013 Agriculture
Yam production

Setting up one hectare seed yam farm

Setting up one hectare seed yam farm – Seed yam otherwise called yam-planting material is the most essential input of yam tubers production. It is important in terms of its quantity and quality. The quantitative aspect rests on the fact that [...]

March 30, 2013 Agriculture