Farmers fault replacement of Jonathan govt’s agric programme
The Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme has been replaced with the Agricultural Implements and Mechanisation Services (AIMS) scheme
Reps want artificially-ripened fruits sellers prosecuted
A lawmaker reported cases of ripening of fruits with calcium carbide in Nigeria.
One million smallholder farmers to get discounted seeds, cropping technology – NIRSAL
NIRSAL is partnering with Syngenta for the project.
Nigerian govt to revive 12 moribund fertiliser plants – Official
He said fertiliser production in Nigeria has been a success story.
Bauchi women devise local method of processing, preserving tomato paste
“As you boil the grinded tomatoes to remove liquid, you also wash and boil the containers…”
Agriculture pulled Nigeria out of recession – Envoys
The envoys say agriculture played a crucial role in job creation, women and youth empowerment.
Nigerian farmers refuse to repay N60 billion loan – Bank of Agriculture
The farmers sometimes change addresses to avoid repaying the loans, an official said.
PHOTOS: Buhari receives delegation of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria
The Delegation of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria was received yesterday at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.
FG offers input to 40, 000 rice farmers in Zamfara, Kebbi
5,403 rice farmers will receive the inputs within the week
Despite opposition, institute to commence trial on genetically modified cassava in Nigeria
The objective of the field trials is to obtain storage roots with lower post-harvest physiological degradation, an official said.
Why we support field trials of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria – Scientist
Critics say the introduction of GMOs is unhealthy.
CBN Anchor Borrowers Program: 225,000 Farmers To Benefit From NIRSAL’s New Field Structure
The 225,000 farmers being supported include a minimum of 5,000 farmers in 36 states and Abuja.
Groups criticise Nigerian agency on genetically modified cassava
The groups accuse the NBMA of taking a premeditated action.
Cooperative empowers Nassarawa community, begins processing of 10,000 tonnes of maize
The cooperative hopes the initiative would help address soaring prize of maize in the country.
Edo govt, CBN devote N500 million to de-risk agric investments
The idea behind the scheme is to support large scale commercial agriculture.
No law banning importation of Maize into Nigeria – Officials
Maize was not among the 41 items banned, an official said.
What Nigeria must do to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production – Expert
A professor noted that virtually every state in Nigeria can produce rice.
Nestle fined N35 million for contaminated Maggi noodles
Nestle said it would appeal against the order.
Nigerian govt, groups seek increased women participation in Agri-Business
A two-day dialogue was held in Abuja to highlight plan.
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.
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.