AGRICULTURE

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

Nigeria releases 19 high yield crop varieties, one chicken breed to farmers

The National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) approved the release at its 26th meeting.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Revitalisation of fertiliser blending plants saves Nigeria $200 million annually – Osinbajo

The government also saves N60 billion in budgetary provisions for fertiliser subsidies, the official adds.

Bags of rice

Rice production saves Nigeria $800m in two years – BoA

“The Central Bank of Nigeria facilitated a N250 billion intervention fund for the BoA.”

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Farmers laud CBN’s credit policy, call for effective implementation

The CBN proposes nine per cent interest rate for agriculture and some other sectors.

Tilapia fish (Photo Credit: wikipedia)

Nigerian fish farmers ask govt to ban tilapia import

“The smuggled Tilapia will not allow local producers to get ready-made markets.”

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

Morocco accepts first U.S. poultry products

It estimated the initial annual shipments at about 10 million dollars.

Smuggled rice impounded by Nigeria Customs5

Benin Republic ambassador speaks on rice smuggling into Nigeria

“Nigeria and Benin have historical ties with over 800 km of land borders.”

FUNAAB complies with govt directive, abolishes management programmes

The vice-chancellor appeals to government to reconsider the decision.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Ogbeh lauds Gates Foundation’s roles in strengthening Nigerian agriculture

“This programme has greatly strengthened the capacity of the ministry to deliver thought-driven programme.”

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau governor promises to train indigenes on modern agricultural techniques

The Governor is part of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the Netherlands.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Anchor Borrowers: Farmers decry late distribution of inputs

The farmers say seeds, chemicals and fertilisers were distributed late to them while some of the inputs were substandard and had expired.

FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser to farmers displaced by Boko Haram

At least 70 per cent of the displaced people are farmers according to the FAO officials.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Experts call for early release, increased funds to Nigerian farmers

They decry the current allocation of two per cent of the 2018 budget to the agriculture sector.

Healthy rice paddy, Jega

Rice farmers react to Premium Times’ report on Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

PREMIUM TIMES responds to the main grievances listed by RIFAN against report.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to promote agricultural cooperation

Mr Buhari said Nigeria’s population is fueled by a largely youthful group that continually wants to contribute to development.

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Movie Review: ‘Swallow’ – Climate Change and Food Security in Nigeria

“Swallow’ exposes an alarming decline in number of fish in the Niger Delta.

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

1,840 youths, women to benefit from Fadama III AF II Project in Bauchi

22,551 persons benefitted from the scheme in the past out of which 53 per cent are women

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Alleged NEMA Fraud: Rice processors disown firm that got N2.4 billion contract

The House of Representatives is investigating alleged multi-billion naira contract scandals at NEMA.

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‘Insect milk’ now on sale in South Africa

“Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future.”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

INTERVIEW: Govt risking lives of Nigerians by adopting GMOs – Environmental Activist

“Give Nigerians a law that assures strict liability for those who want to use us as guinea pigs. We need a better law for the regulatory agencies.”

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Farmers fault replacement of Jonathan govt’s agric programme

The Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme has been replaced with the Agricultural Implements and Mechanisation Services (AIMS) scheme

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

Reps want artificially-ripened fruits sellers prosecuted

A lawmaker reported cases of ripening of fruits with calcium carbide in Nigeria.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

One million smallholder farmers to get discounted seeds, cropping technology – NIRSAL

NIRSAL is partnering with Syngenta for the project.

Nigerian govt to revive 12 moribund fertiliser plants – Official

He said fertiliser production in Nigeria has been a success story.

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Bauchi women devise local method of processing, preserving tomato paste

“As you boil the grinded tomatoes to remove liquid, you also wash and boil the containers…”