Four Nigerian firms begin local production of milk
An official says four other companies have shown interest in operating dairy farms.
CBN, Nigerian governors ‘agree to develop agric sector’ – Official
Mr Emefiele used the meeting to highlight some of the achievements of the CBN in the various sub-sectors of the economy.
Nigeria to spend N100 billion on new plan for cattle, other animals
The federal government adopts the National Livestock Transformation Plan, and will contribute N80 billion.
Dangote firm optimistic FG’s import restriction will aid operations
Mr Dangote wants the government to enforce its decision to cut the importation of tomato-paste to reduce dumping of subsidised paste.
Nigeria partners Niger, Chad on rehabilitation of Lake Chad Basin
The project includes the promotion of agroforestry and livestock development in the three participating countries.
Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan
The five-year plan aims at strengthening the agency to better regulate the sector in Nigeria.
How Nigeria can turn maize production to revenue spinner – DFID
The DFID established that maize is majorly cultivated by poor smallholder farmers in northern Nigeria, who are facing challenges.
Kaduna partners Arla Foods to develop dairy sector
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai welcomed the project with Arla as a different and sustainable vision.
Neglect of agriculture cost Nigeria $10bn annually – World Bank Official
The World Bank senior economist says neglect of the agricultural sector has proven to be a disaster and calamity for the Nigerian economy.
Beverages, baby food, other edibles that could be affected by Buhari’s Forex directive
The president said foreign currencies should no longer be provided by banks for importation of food items into Nigeria.
Why living in poor country means you have bad food choices
The main food system problem for consumers in poor countries is the high price of healthy foods.
We’ll strengthen research institutes for better seeds — Agriculture Minister
Mr Nanono said the institutes are the engine room of growth in the agricultural sector.
Abuja’s abandoned communities where residents live without basic amenities
“No road, no water, no electricity, no hospital…We are just in the FCT but we have no benefit. Politicians only come during campaigns for elections.”
Nanono takes charge at Nigeria’s agriculture ministry
The official confirmed his readiness to work with the staff to develop the sector.
What Nigeria must do to transform agricultural sector – IITA chief
The IITA chief visited the Oyo State Governor.
Buhari to CBN: We’ve achieved food security; no forex for food importation
The president says his administration has achieved food security.
How to tap opportunities in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain – Experts
The summit was organised by a market systems development programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
USAID to facilitate $300m investment in five crops in seven Nigerian states
According to USAID, the programme will reach at least 5,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Nigeria’s quarantine agency denies foodstuff dealers’ extortion allegations
Food vendors had accused officials of the agency of extorting them at control posts
FG to Set Up Cassava Processing Plants in Arochukwu
The programme, which was initiated by the FIIRO, has already trained farmers in Abia on modern processing of cassava.