News Report

Prof. Abba Gambo delivering a paper on "Untangling the bottlenecks towards Nigeria's Agriculture transformation."

What Nigeria must do to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production – Expert

A professor noted that virtually every state in Nigeria can produce rice.

Maggi noodles used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: The News Nigeria]

Nestle fined N35 million for contaminated Maggi noodles

Nestle said it would appeal against the order.

A cross section of the organizers of the Nigerian Women in Agribusiness Stakeholders’ Dialogue held in Abuja

Nigerian govt, groups seek increased women participation in Agri-Business

A two-day dialogue was held in Abuja to highlight plan.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Audu Ogbeh to open national symposium on resolving risk in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain

It is a platform designed to foster productive discussion among all stakeholders.

Bags of rice

Nigeria will attain self-sufficiency in rice production in 2018, Lai Mohammed says

The official says Nigeria targets seven million metric tons of rice in 2018.

Maize

Why we are neutral on GMOs in Nigeria – Regulator

“Our key responsibility is to serve as an unbiased umpire.”

A market [Photo Credit: Daily Post]

Buhari pledges to implement report on Nigeria’s food security

I am glad that the findings and policy recommendations are apt and implementable.

Maize

Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

The agency said its test show the maize were genetically modified.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Nigeria has enough food stock to address shortages in 2018 – Minister

“Some states in North-east and other parts of the country will likely experience low agricultural yield…”

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria – Official

“Over two million farmers are estimated to be growing them now.”

A recently harvested demo plot in Oyo state with farmers in jubilation over bumper yield from an improved weed controlled plots

Farm experts take stock to tackle food security in Nigeria

The centre’s strategic goal is to train over 200,000 smallholders and processing companies.

Rice Farmers
Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Dangote to employ several graduates in new rice farming initiative

The company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018.

Tubers of yam

No going back on yam export – Agric Minister

Some Nigerian yams were rejected in UK and U.S.

Milk products to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Food Safety Helpline]

Dairy products, vegetable oil force food prices up in September – FAO

According to the UN body, the increases outpaced inflation in many countries of the world.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers from 29 states benefit from CBN’s N43.92 billion programme – Spokesperson

CBN, in line with its mandate, established the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP.

Anam Yams

Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The government in June launched a programme to export yam to Europe and the US.

Bags of rice

Nigerian farmers set to cut rice price to N6, 000 per bag

Farmers and processors say this will happen in the next few months.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers benefit from Nigerian govt’s N44 billion – Buhari

The Anchor Borrowers Programme was inaugurated by the President in November 2015.

A recently harvested demo plot in Oyo state with farmers in jubilation over bumper yield from an improved weed controlled plots

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Last year and earlier in 2017, prices of cassava roots and its derivatives such as garri climbed to an all-time high.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency

The presidency said government actions have led to a reduction in price.

Maize

Farmers urge Nigerian govt to stop maize importation

“The federal government must set an immediate time scale to ensure that maize is not imported within months.”

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria to establish commodities’ certification centres – Ogbeh

Nigeria received 48 notifications from the EU on aflatoxin and other contaminants in the last one year.