Farmers in Nigeria, Tanzania to benefit from AKILIMO
AKILIMO prediction expands to five regions in Tanzania and nine states in Nigeria.
INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can protect its livestock industry amidst coronavirus — Research Institute Director
The expert believes more support to the Nigerian food supply and livestock value chain is a key thing to do alongside current efforts to curb the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the country, in order to achieve food security and agricultural sustainability.
Ogun targets 50,000 farmers to boost agricultural production
The Ogun State Government says most of the 50,000 farmers who will benefit from the projects are youth.
Kwara govt suspends top civil servants over extortion of farmers
“The Head of Service has accordingly been directed to suspend all the affected officials, including the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.”
After losing millions years past, Nigeria tomato farmers find ways to cut post-harvest losses
New storage method and seed variety are improving productivity for tomato farmers in the country.
Nigeria doing poorly in agric research — Senate President
Nigeria has some 23 agricultural research institutes, most of them specialised.
International Day of Forests: PTCIJ, others take campaign to schools
Exotic economic trees were planted at strategic locations within the schools’ premises by students under the supervision of flower experts.
INTERVIEW: How Nigeria can benefit from maintaining forests – Nnimmo Bassey
Protecting our forests, supporting our local farmers with access to markets through rural infrastructure, storage and processing facilities will reduce pressure on forests and secure food availability.
Despite governments’ promises, no rebound for Nigeria’s struggling cocoa sector
Nigeria has failed for decades to reclaim its pre-oil global cocoa production ranking despite promises by various governments. Things are no different now.
Nigeria to begin export of sorghum — Crops Institute
Mr Hakeem stated that while implementing the federal government founded Agricultural Transformation Support Project, sorghum moved from a substituent crop to an industrial crop.
Anchor Borrowers Programme: Reps deny summoning BOA over N81 billion loan
House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture says unpaid loans crippling Anchor Borrowers Programme.
INTERVIEW: Insincerity of Nigerian farmers affecting efforts to revive cocoa production – CRIN Director
The expert believes more support for current efforts will boost production of cocoa and return Nigeria to leadership in the global market.
Dangote Fertiliser begins pre-testing of $2bn plant ahead of inauguration
The company says Nigeria would save $500 million from import substitution and provide $400 million from exports of products from the fertiliser plant
Kano farmers hail Anchor Borrowers Programme, seek increased funding for agriculture
The farmers said the agriculture sector needs more investment to make Nigeria food sufficient by 2030.
Nigeria Sugar Masterplan: Expert criticises poor implementation
The masterplan seeks the attainment of sugar self-sufficiency, and estimates that the country’s demand will reach 1.7 million metric tonnes by 2020.
Nigeria partners AfDB for Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones
A workshop was held in Abuja from February 17 to 18 to address the categorisation and location of the SAPZs.
AfDB earmarks $500 million for four agro zones in Nigeria
The agro zones would be similar to the free trade zone, where thousands of direct and indirect jobs would be created for Nigerians.
CBN seeks partnership with FCDA, states for dairy production
The CBN requested the FCT Minister to expedite action on the allocation of land to three major dairy companies.
Afforestation: Nigeria to plant 300 millon trees in 2020 — Official
The seedlings will also be made available this year to every Nigerian at locations close to them to plant.
How Buhari, Jonathan, Obasanjo govts failed Nigeria on key agric funding treaty
For 17 years, Nigeria has consistently failed to implement the terms of the Maputo protocol adopted to promote the development of agriculture in the continent.
Nigeria mulls banning fish importation in 2022 – Minister
He noted that measures were already been put in place by the government to actualise the plan.
Africa’s food, agriculture will be worth $1 trillion by 2030 -AfDB president
“The size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to $1 trillion by 2030. The population of Africa… will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. They all must eat. And only through food and agribusiness can this be achieved,” the official said.