FG to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres
The Green Imperative Program is a Nigeria-Brazil led the bilateral agriculture development program launched by the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, in January 2019.
FG to distribute over 38,000kg of improved cashew seeds to farmers
The minister said the initiative would ensure a more sustainable and resilient food system in Nigeria.
ITFC finances Afreximbank with $200mn to support agric export in Sub-Saharan Africa
Murabaha financing agreement delivers critical support for thousands of farmers exporting food commodities across the continent as COVID-19 impacts global food commodity prices
Nigerian govt. earmarks N600bn for agriculture financing scheme
The federal government says the N600 billion will enhance farmer access to agricultural financing in the country.
COVID-19 Lockdown: Where many farmers lost, some gained
Some farmers said the lockdowns allowed them to give more attention to their farms.
Nigerian govt distributes 66,000 cocoa seedlings to smallholder farmers
The government “is also distributing over 18,000kg of organic insecticide to combat armyworm infestation in maize”.
Project to build sustainable cassava seed system in Africa gets new phase
In June, this programme benefited from a new investment of $14.3 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Food Security: Nigerian Army seeks support, collaboration with ministry
Mr Nanono expressed satisfaction with NAFARL’s acceptance to key into the ministry’s programme, especially mechanization and extension services.
Nigerian farmers decry govt’s plan to spend N13.9bn on pest control
Government said N2.8billion from the sum for control of migratory pests would be disbursed to 12 front line states in the northern part of Nigeria
Food prices highest in Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Edo in May — NBS
Zamfara and Akwa Ibom recorded price deflation or negative inflation rates (general decrease in the general price level of food) in May.
How homestead garden can help tackle food insecurity — Group
The initiative is aimed at creating healthier and rich food supply, as well as a safe environment for all, as homestead gardening can have significant impacts on food security in the country.
Things to know about yam storage facility launched by federal govt in Benue
The storage facilities, located at Zaki Biam in the Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State, were built by the federal government and donated to the Benue State government.
Nigeria’s revenue from cocoa, sesame seeds export increases – Buhari
“Our efforts on growing non-oil exports have started to yield some results. For instance, in the past year, our revenue from cocoa and sesame seed increased by $79.4 million and $153 million,” Mr Buhari said.
Global food markets face uncertainties in 2020, 2021 — FAO
The food outlook provides a forecast for production and market trends for cereals, oil crops, meat, dairy, fish and sugar.
Soil scientist named 2020 world food prize laureate
Mr Lal began his research career at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria.
Kano herders lament as disease outbreak kills many cows
Scores of cows have died from the disease in Kano, herders said.
COVID19: Work in shifts, researchers advise yam seed producers, farmers
“We advised our partners to work in shifts- always have at least one person who can stay on-site for two–three days and take care of the plants in aeroponics, hydroponics and nurseries,” Mr Marcya said.
Anchor Borrowers Programme: CBN to fund 1.6 million farmers for 2020 farming season
CBN said it is financing the farmers under its 10 focal commodities which cuts across the value chains.
African Development Bank unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19
A report released alongside the roadmap recommends immediate, short- and medium-term solutions for the agriculture sector
FG begins distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers – Official
The inputs distributed to the smallholder farmers include varieties of rice, maize, and wheat seeds including palm seedlings, the official said.
Nigerian farmers lament rise in prices of essential inputs as planting season begins
Farmers who fell back on their savings during the coronavirus-induced lockdown said prices of inputs have risen drastically and they cannot access loans as they enter the planting season.
How BASICS is changing Nigeria’s cassava seed sector, creating seed entrepreneurs
Researchers say in the last 5 years, BASICS has created a viable and sustainable cassava seed system in Nigeria.
Food Crisis: 50 million at risk in West Africa if pandemic worsens – FAO Official
Across West Africa, as of April, over 11 million people needed immediate food assistance – mostly due to conflict.