News Report

Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Nigerian govt may adopt agric youth initiative developed by IITA – Adeosun

The finance minister visited the IITA to assess the project there.

Rice mill used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: Getty Images]

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…”

L-R  Titilayo, Aregbesola and Sanginga

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.

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai with the management of Notore Chemical Industries Plc

Notore, Kaduna govt partner to harness agribusiness opportunities

“We have a genuine desire and interest in ensuring that we achieve food security in Nigeria.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Wheat farmers harvest 9,000 tons in Gombe

There is ready market for the produce, an official says.

Bags of rice

Why Nigeria-produced rice is more expensive than imported ones – Agric Minister

The minister provided various reasons for the price difference between imported and local rice.

Tubers of yam

Nigeria leans towards crop innovation to bridge $10 billion production loss

Agriculture still remains the largest sector of the Nigerian economy.

Rice Farmers
Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Ex-militant establishes rice farm in Bayelsa

The ex-militant said the farm received 300 bags of paddies from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.


Lagos govt to upscale Imota rice milling plant from 2.5 to 16 metric tonnes per hour

The state wants to start milling its Kebbi-produced Lake Rice in Lagos.


Reality TV show on Agriculture to air in Nigeria

The show is being put together by IITA and CFIL.


Farmers urge Nigerian govt to review cassava bread fund repayment policy

“Government released money for us to plant but we couldn’t get market for our produce.”

Rice Farmers
Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

World Bank to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector with $200 million

The World Bank also approved $25 million to revamp the animal health sector, an official said.

Bags of rice

Dangote will be world’s largest rice exporter in 5 years – AfDB President

Mr. Adesina narrated the role Mr. Dangote played in his happiest day as a minister in Nigeria.

A farmland

Dry season farming: Nigerian govt spends over N9.5 billion on inputs

The inputs were distributed to over 458,498 farmers across 30 states.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Forex: CBN opens special window for SMEs with $141 million

On April 10, the Bank intervened by offering about $100 million to authorised dealers at the forex auction.