News Report

Aliko Dangote on his fertilizer plant. [PHOTO CREDIT: THISDAYLIVE]

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

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

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.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

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.

Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

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.

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

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.

Photograph of trees lining a path. {NASA Climate Kids}

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.

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

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.

catfish [Photo Credit: Game & Fish Mag]

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.

African Development Bank President (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

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.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Nigeria may export rice in two years — Minister

Mr Nanono said the country’s land border closure has resulted in increased output by many rice milling plants.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono, State Minister, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry with members of the Green Imperative Programme

Nigerian seeks $1 billion loan to boost mechanised farming – Minister

“With this funds, the country is expected to purchase 10,000 units of tractors, 50,000 units of assorted implements and equipment for assembly in Nigeria,” the minister said.

Rains

Climate Change: How Changing Weather Patterns Impacted Agriculture, Health, other key sectors in Nigeria in 2019 – Report

Agriculture, Aviation, Transportation and health are among key developmental sectors which were affected by Intensifying heat and flooding, according to the report.

Farmers land

Why Nigerian Farmers should practice late farming in 2020 — NiMet

Farmers were encouraged to adopt climate smart agricultural practices that will boost the output for the year.

Moringa

MAN to establish N9bn Moringa plantation

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family “moringaceae.”

Freedom Ezela

After starting small, Abuja gardeners earn big selling flowers

One floriculturist who started with N150,000, now has 54 staff.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

The minister said there is an on-going four-year strategic programme in the agricultural sector such as the introduction of mechanized farming to align the country with international best practices.

Section of the Notore fertiliser plant

Notore begins Turn Around Maintenance of plant

A disclosure sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange said that the TAM is aimed at returning the company’s operating plant to its 1,500MTPD and 500,000MTPA nameplate production capacity.

Poultry farm used to illustrate the story.

Border closure saves Nigeria’s poultry industry N50 billion – Official

The multiplier effect of the border closure has also reflected on the upsurge in the operations along the value chain, he said.

Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

What AfDB is doing to support Africa’s growth, development – Adesina

Bank expects electricity grids of 14 ECOWAS countries to be connected by 2020.

NITDA

NITDA partners DFID on smart agriculture projects

NITDA said the jobs will be created through the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture project.

University of Ilorin lecturer builds rice harvesters, locust bean processors

Joshua Olaoye’s other designs include melon shelling, cowpea threshing and sugarcane juice extracting machines.

Cattle used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria Customs takes precautionary measure as cattle disease hits Niger Republic

Nigeria routinely imports sheep and cattle from neighbouring Niger Republic

catfish [Photo Credit: Game & Fish Mag]

Catfish farmers want permanent closure of Nigeria’s land borders

“If the borders are our problem despite the presence of control posts and officers paid to man such posts, let it be closed for eternity.”

Mrs Victoria Uzo Selling Ugu at Karimo Market.

Abuja vegetable farmers lament destruction of crops, lack of seedlings

While the perennial herders-farmers crisis has subsided in recent months, vegetable farmers in the federal capital say the problem remains and complain about the lack of attention from the government.