AGRICULTURE

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Nigeria to stop issuance of fish importation quota – Minister

The minster said fish production has increased by about 50 per cent under the Buhari administration.

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Rice production in Nigeria hits 15 million tonnes — Official

Nigeria Customs Service says it seized 800,000 bags of smuggled rice in Kano and Jigawa states.

Rice Farmers
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Obasanjo, Abdulsalami urge commercial banks to lower interest rates for farmers

“The interest rate of banks in Nigeria is one of the obstacles that are affecting our farmers.”

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SPECIAL REPORT: How new farming initiative is transforming lives in Nasarawa community

“Because of this farm, we can now eat and take care of our family.”

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FG asks universities of agriculture to establish colleges of nutrition

“You may have to re-designate these schools of medical sciences as schools or colleges of nutrition and medical sciences.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

We begged Audu Ogbeh to join Buhari administration – Osinbajo

He says there is huge investment potential in the Nigerian Agricultural sector

Section of the Notore fertiliser plant

NESREA commends Notore for adherence to global environmental standard

Notore also unveiled the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Gombe farmers allege fraud in disbursement of CBN loan

They say they were being given a N185, 000 loan package after a nine-month delay, instead of the promised N300,000.

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1.9 million farmers, 86,000 IDPs benefit from USAID food security programme – Document

About 26 states benefitted from the programme.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

Yam export: Nigerian farmers begin registration

“Registration has commenced all over the country,” an official said.

Releaf co-founders Ikenna Nzewi, Uzoma Ayogu, and Isaiah Udotong

Nigerian startup Releaf secures $120,000 investment to connect African Agribusinesses to customers they can trust

Releaf aims to map out Nigerian agriculture in its entirety over the next 12 months.

Sola Sobowale

INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale

The actress also spoke on what she did in the UK during a break from Nollywood.

L-R: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo during an airport reception for the Acting President in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Osinbajo commission’s fertiliser plant, pledges govt’s commitment to private sector

“The kind of economic growth and prosperity that we’re aiming for cannot happen without private capital.”

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: Pulseng]

Osinbajo to inaugurate $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Port Harcourt

The plant has a production capacity of 4,000 metric tons of nitrogenous fertilizer per day.

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria moves to stop Asians from having direct dealings with farmers

“We really need to guard against the undue exploitation of our resources by these Asian countries.”

FROM LEFT: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Director General, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga; Chairman, IITA AT 50, Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah; Former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon; President, African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina; Chairman, IITA Board of Trustees, Dr Bruce Coulman and Oyo state Deputy Governor, Chief Alake Adeyemo cutting the 50th anniversary cake of IITA in Ibadan on Monday.
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Commercialise your finished research, Osinbajo tells IITA

The acting president said research was not enough if it was not marketed for universal application.

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Nigerian experts test six chicken breeds to improve poultry production

The new breed produces up to about 200 eggs annually compared to 65 produced by local breed.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

IITA research eases fears over Nigeria’s yam supplies

Nigeria has kicked off export of yam.

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Nigeria develops new schemes for agricultural export to Europe, others

The government also initiated the National Quality Infrastructure Project, NQIP.

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Study shows impact of Nigeria recession on agriculture

The drop in rice import by about two million tons since the devaluation led to higher demand of cassava food products and cassava tubers.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

Nigeria to export processed yam products – Ogbeh

Mr. Ogbeh said that Nigeria was under great pressure to export roasted cashew nuts to Japan.

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Nigeria to conduct mass vaccination of goats, sheep

“We want to eradicate these diseases in our animals, especially the PPR in sheep and goats,” an official said.

Fertiliser bags

Nigerian farmers will have enough fertiliser in 2017 – Investment agency

Eighteen fertilizer blending plants will be operational in 2018.

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Soaring maize price in Nigeria defies two year trend

Farmers blamed the continued devastation by army worms of maize crop on the increase.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

Agricultural Revolution: Nigeria to flag off yam export to Europe Thursday

About 72 tonnes of yam will be exported in the first phase of the programme to the United Kingdom.