News Report

A Maize Farm [PHOTO CREDIT: AgroNewsNigeria]

Prices of animal feed rise after CBN’s stoppage of maize importation forex

On July 14, the Central Bank announced the ban of maize importation, in an effort to boost local production.

A food market in Ibafo in Nigeria’s Ogun State. The effects of COVID-19 on food systems will be keenly felt in poorer countries. [Photo - The Conversation]

Global food prices rose in July – FAO

Prices rose for the second consecutive month in July,

FAO locust attack horn of Africa[PHOTO CREDIT: The New Humanitarian]

UK govt donates £18million to tackle locust swarms in Africa, Asia— Official

The “New UK-aid support will be used to tackle this year’s unprecedented locust outbreaks across Africa and Asia, where millions of insects are destroying thousands of hectares of crops.”

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono (PHOTO CREDIT: @NanonoSabo)

COVID-19: Nigerian govt flags off ‘agriculture for food, job plan’

The project would mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on the economy and farmers.

Bags of fertilizer under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

Why farmers are facing difficulties accessing fertilizer – Official

Mr Badaru said all the challenges hindering the availability of the fertilizer, have now been addressed.

PIGS

UN agencies call for global action to halt spread of deadly pig disease – Report

“The disease is not only impeding animal health and welfare but has detrimental impacts on the livelihoods of farmers”

BAgs of food used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Public Domain Pictures]

FAO seeks $1.2 billion to kickstart COVID–19 response

Besides being a major public concern, COVID-19 pandemic can also be a serious threat to global food security.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigerian farmers reduce maize production target due to COVID-19, insecurity

The official said the 2020 farming season was faced with serious challenges such as coronavirus and insecurity.

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FOA). [Photo credit: Opportunity Desk]

60 million more people went hungry in last six years – UN Report

“By 2030, Africa could be home to 433 million undernourished people followed by Asia with 329 million,” the report said.

Rice

How Nigeria has fared in rice production since 1999

When compared by government administrations in the last two decades, rice paddy production has so far averaged at its highest now.

Rice

How Nigeria has fared in rice production since 1999

When compared by government administrations in the last two decades, rice paddy production has so far averaged at its highest now.

A Maize Farm [PHOTO CREDIT: AgroNewsNigeria]

CBN suspends importation of maize

The directive comes a day after a PREMIUM TIMES report showed that Nigeria’s maize importation failed to decline in two years despite farmers saying they can meet local demand.

2Baba

2Baba diversifies, launches agro-business project

Our target is to empower a minimum of 1,000 youths in each of the 36 States and the FCT by the year 2021,” 2Baba said.

A Maize Farm [PHOTO CREDIT: AgroNewsNigeria]

As farmers seek import ban, Nigeria buys same quantity of maize abroad

Farmers have said they can meet local demand, but that has made no difference.

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed said Nigerians not cooperating over measures to stop the Coronavirus spread

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.

Cashew used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Imgur]

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.

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

Global food prices rebound in June – FAO

The agency, however, said prices in the cereal and meat markets “remained under downward pressure.”

A large farmland used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Africa Business Classroom]

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 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”.

Cassava farm used to illustrate story

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.

Farmers applying pesticides on farm

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

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

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.

Homestead garden used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO: Presidency]

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.