News Report

Rice farm

Flood: CBN approves ‘compensation’ for 550,000 rice farmers

Only selected farmers would benefit from the ‘compensation’.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

ANALYSIS: How Nigeria’s Agric ministry fared in three years of Audu Ogbeh’s leadership

Mr Ogbeh, a former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), from 2001 until January 2005, left politics briefly and became a farmer in 2009.

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

Buhari lauds Nigerians over ‘$21bn’ savings on food import

The president said the savings will be deployed to other critical areas.

Cotton

GMO: Commercialising transgenic cotton varieties, disaster for Nigerians – Activists

The activists say the manner the government is trying to persuade Nigerians to accept agricultural biotechnology and GMO food/crops is embarrassing.

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

185,000 to access CBN agric loans nationwide – NDE

The official says the beneficiaries of the scheme are young artisans.

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

How elites, foreigners killed agriculture in Nigeria – Ogbeh

CBN says it has disbursed N160 billion to 850,000 small holder farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme.

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington and the Chairman of the US African Development Foundation, Jack Leslie during the signing of an MOU in Abuja on Thursday.

US agency signs agreement with Kebbi govt to invest $10 million in agribusinesses

The investment is over five years.

Rice paddy, Jega

RIFAN urges farmers in Katsina to repay ABP loans

No fewer than 56,000 farmers in 36 local government areas of Katsina State secured the ABP loans.

African Development Bank

AfDB to invest $24 billion in African agriculture

Statistics shows that the number of hungry people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016.

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

Nigeria releases 19 high yield crop varieties, one chicken breed to farmers

The National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) approved the release at its 26th meeting.

Bags of rice

Rice production saves Nigeria $800m in two years – BoA

“The Central Bank of Nigeria facilitated a N250 billion intervention fund for the BoA.”

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Farmers laud CBN’s credit policy, call for effective implementation

The CBN proposes nine per cent interest rate for agriculture and some other sectors.

Tilapia fish (Photo Credit: wikipedia)

Nigerian fish farmers ask govt to ban tilapia import

“The smuggled Tilapia will not allow local producers to get ready-made markets.”

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

Morocco accepts first U.S. poultry products

It estimated the initial annual shipments at about 10 million dollars.

Smuggled rice impounded by Nigeria Customs5

Benin Republic ambassador speaks on rice smuggling into Nigeria

“Nigeria and Benin have historical ties with over 800 km of land borders.”

FUNAAB complies with govt directive, abolishes management programmes

The vice-chancellor appeals to government to reconsider the decision.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Ogbeh lauds Gates Foundation’s roles in strengthening Nigerian agriculture

“This programme has greatly strengthened the capacity of the ministry to deliver thought-driven programme.”

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau governor promises to train indigenes on modern agricultural techniques

The Governor is part of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the Netherlands.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Anchor Borrowers: Farmers decry late distribution of inputs

The farmers say seeds, chemicals and fertilisers were distributed late to them while some of the inputs were substandard and had expired.

FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser to farmers displaced by Boko Haram

At least 70 per cent of the displaced people are farmers according to the FAO officials.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Experts call for early release, increased funds to Nigerian farmers

They decry the current allocation of two per cent of the 2018 budget to the agriculture sector.

Healthy rice paddy, Jega

Rice farmers react to Premium Times’ report on Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

PREMIUM TIMES responds to the main grievances listed by RIFAN against report.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to promote agricultural cooperation

Mr Buhari said Nigeria’s population is fueled by a largely youthful group that continually wants to contribute to development.

Climate-change-in-agriculture

Movie Review: ‘Swallow’ – Climate Change and Food Security in Nigeria

“Swallow’ exposes an alarming decline in number of fish in the Niger Delta.

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

1,840 youths, women to benefit from Fadama III AF II Project in Bauchi

22,551 persons benefitted from the scheme in the past out of which 53 per cent are women