SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the world of Nigeria’s financially excluded farmers
Many farmers across Nigeria are unbanked. They share their stories in this special report.
IITA inaugurates projects to accelerate agricultural research in Africa
IITA also presents agricultural policy framework to Oyo State.
School Feeding Programme: Each meal per child costs N70 — Govt
The government says it feeds 9.7 million children daily.
Non-passage of key agricultural bills worries Nigerian farmers, experts
These bills, among others, will ensure that farmers enjoy high yields of agriculture produce.
Makinde reveals what he’ll do for Oyo agric sector
Mr Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party will be sworn in as Oyo governor on May 29.
VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram
A total of 4,000 households benefitted from the inputs.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian farmers grow apples locally amidst ‘harsh’ weather
Nigeria spent about $29.7 million to import apples in 2018, to rank 47th largest importer in the world.
Presidential amnesty programme trains over 20, 000 ex-combatants in Niger Delta
The current phase of PAP is focusing on the rehabilitation of the people and bringing them and the impacted communities back to a state they can be useful to themselves.
Herders, farmers clashes claimed 7,000 lives in Benue, Nasarawa in five years — U.S. Report
The report also says the violence has cost the Nigerian economy $13 billion a year over the past five years.
Prices of selected food stuff increased in April — NBS
The average price of one dozen of medium sized agric egg increased from N459.81 in March to N467.18 in April.
FG to hand over 9 irrigation systems to Sokoto Rima River basin
Benefiting states have been urged to take ownership of the projects and ensure that security of water infrastructure was made a top priority.
Kenya to embrace technology to boost rice production
Kenya’s agriculture minister said the introduction of hybrid seeds would address rice productivity gap in Kenya and Africa at large.
Group seeks Buhari’s ‘speedy assent’ to agriculture seeds bill
Stakeholders say the bill gives the National Agricultural Seeds Advocacy Group more power and authority to regulate seed activities in Nigeria
Jigawa Land Grabbing: Protesting farmers lament arrest, treatment by govt
The Jigawa State Government has allocated 12,000 hectares of the farmlands to a Chinese firm.
Dry Season Farming: Over 350,000 Kebbi farmers unable to participate this year – AFAN
The group says its records reveal only 150,000 farmers are farming, out of the 500,000 who participated in the 2018 dry season farming
Nigeria’s yam exporters want duty-free export to Europe
The yam exporters shared what they learnt from Ghana.
Nigerian govt urges farmers to acquire 40% of BoA shares
Mr Ogbeh said that move would help to create a viable and virile farmers’ bank.
Nigerian farmers to obtain free advisory on cassava production via mobile phones
This move will complement the extension work we are doing in Nigeria by offering farmers the information they need in real time.
Why Nigerian govt is restructuring Bank of Agriculture – BPE
Government agencies equity in the bank to be reduced to 40 per cent.
Why Nigeria Should Develop own Indigenous Plant Variety Protection Laws – Experts
Nigeria currently does not participate in the multibillion-dollar global seed trade as a result of lack of a Plant Variety Protection law in the country.
Nigerian agency to begin electronic verification of seeds – DG
The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) says e-certification will enable easy tracking of seeds to the source
Technocrats bane of agriculture development in Nigeria – Senator
Stakeholders say extensuion services need to be promoted in order to modernise agriculture in Nigeria.
USAID launches $300 million agribusiness investment in Nigeria
Over the course of the five-year award, the Agribusiness Investment Activity aims to facilitate $200 million in new lending.