News Report

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.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

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

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.

Banana Plantation [photo credit: AgroNigeria]

Nigeria moves to increase fruits export to Europe

With the agreement, more Nigerian fruits would have
the opportunity of being re-exported from the Port of Antwerp to
the various European countries.

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Rice production in Nigeria hits 15 million tonnes — Official

Nigeria Customs Service says it seized 800,000 bags of smuggled rice in Kano and Jigawa states.

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FG asks universities of agriculture to establish colleges of nutrition

“You may have to re-designate these schools of medical sciences as schools or colleges of nutrition and medical sciences.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

We begged Audu Ogbeh to join Buhari administration – Osinbajo

He says there is huge investment potential in the Nigerian Agricultural sector

Section of the Notore fertiliser plant

NESREA commends Notore for adherence to global environmental standard

Notore also unveiled the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

Farmers farming

1.9 million farmers, 86,000 IDPs benefit from USAID food security programme – Document

About 26 states benefitted from the programme.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

Yam export: Nigerian farmers begin registration

“Registration has commenced all over the country,” an official said.

Releaf co-founders Ikenna Nzewi, Uzoma Ayogu, and Isaiah Udotong

Nigerian startup Releaf secures $120,000 investment to connect African Agribusinesses to customers they can trust

Releaf aims to map out Nigerian agriculture in its entirety over the next 12 months.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: Pulseng]

Osinbajo to inaugurate $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Port Harcourt

The plant has a production capacity of 4,000 metric tons of nitrogenous fertilizer per day.

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria moves to stop Asians from having direct dealings with farmers

“We really need to guard against the undue exploitation of our resources by these Asian countries.”

FROM LEFT: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh; Director General, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Nteranya Sanginga; Chairman, IITA AT 50, Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah; Former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon; President, African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina; Chairman, IITA Board of Trustees, Dr Bruce Coulman and Oyo state Deputy Governor, Chief Alake Adeyemo cutting the 50th anniversary cake of IITA in Ibadan on Monday.
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Commercialise your finished research, Osinbajo tells IITA

The acting president said research was not enough if it was not marketed for universal application.

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Nigerian experts test six chicken breeds to improve poultry production

The new breed produces up to about 200 eggs annually compared to 65 produced by local breed.

Heaps of Anam yam in a Nigerian Market

IITA research eases fears over Nigeria’s yam supplies

Nigeria has kicked off export of yam.

Beans

Nigeria develops new schemes for agricultural export to Europe, others

The government also initiated the National Quality Infrastructure Project, NQIP.