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.
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.”
We begged Audu Ogbeh to join Buhari administration – Osinbajo
He says there is huge investment potential in the Nigerian Agricultural sector
NESREA commends Notore for adherence to global environmental standard
Notore also unveiled the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.
1.9 million farmers, 86,000 IDPs benefit from USAID food security programme – Document
About 26 states benefitted from the programme.
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.
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.
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.”
Commercialise your finished research, Osinbajo tells IITA
The acting president said research was not enough if it was not marketed for universal application.
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.
IITA research eases fears over Nigeria’s yam supplies
Nigeria has kicked off export of yam.
Nigeria develops new schemes for agricultural export to Europe, others
The government also initiated the National Quality Infrastructure Project, NQIP.
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.
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.
Nigerian farmers will have enough fertiliser in 2017 – Investment agency
Eighteen fertilizer blending plants will be operational in 2018.
Soaring maize price in Nigeria defies two year trend
Farmers blamed the continued devastation by army worms of maize crop on the increase.
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.
Scheme for urban dwelling Nigerians to own, manage farms launched
At the time of the visit, tractors and a handful of local people were working on the farm.
Ex-Nigerian minister wins prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize
Over a 31-year existence, the award has become known as the ‘Nobel Prize’ for food and agriculture.
Bird Flu: Nigerian govt to compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers
“The effect of the avian influenza attack on poultry farms was devastating,” an official said.
Nigerian govt may adopt agric youth initiative developed by IITA – Adeosun
The finance minister visited the IITA to assess the project there.
Indigenous firm acquires machinery for mechanized rice farming
“We believe that if Nigerians eat the rice grown locally in the country, the government would have saved huge resources…”
IITA, Osun govt partner on 205.5 hectares Agric research farm
In 2015, Governor Rauf Aregbesola donated a piece of land measuring about 205.5 hectares to IITA.