School Feeding Programme: Each meal per child costs N70 — Govt
The government says it feeds 9.7 million children daily.
Non-passage of key agricultural bills worries Nigerian farmers, experts
These bills, among others, will ensure that farmers enjoy high yields of agriculture produce.
Makinde reveals what he’ll do for Oyo agric sector
Mr Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party will be sworn in as Oyo governor on May 29.
VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram
A total of 4,000 households benefitted from the inputs.
Presidential amnesty programme trains over 20, 000 ex-combatants in Niger Delta
The current phase of PAP is focusing on the rehabilitation of the people and bringing them and the impacted communities back to a state they can be useful to themselves.
Herders, farmers clashes claimed 7,000 lives in Benue, Nasarawa in five years — U.S. Report
The report also says the violence has cost the Nigerian economy $13 billion a year over the past five years.
Prices of selected food stuff increased in April — NBS
The average price of one dozen of medium sized agric egg increased from N459.81 in March to N467.18 in April.
FG to hand over 9 irrigation systems to Sokoto Rima River basin
Benefiting states have been urged to take ownership of the projects and ensure that security of water infrastructure was made a top priority.
Kenya to embrace technology to boost rice production
Kenya’s agriculture minister said the introduction of hybrid seeds would address rice productivity gap in Kenya and Africa at large.
Group seeks Buhari’s ‘speedy assent’ to agriculture seeds bill
Stakeholders say the bill gives the National Agricultural Seeds Advocacy Group more power and authority to regulate seed activities in Nigeria
Jigawa Land Grabbing: Protesting farmers lament arrest, treatment by govt
The Jigawa State Government has allocated 12,000 hectares of the farmlands to a Chinese firm.
Dry Season Farming: Over 350,000 Kebbi farmers unable to participate this year – AFAN
The group says its records reveal only 150,000 farmers are farming, out of the 500,000 who participated in the 2018 dry season farming
Nigeria’s yam exporters want duty-free export to Europe
The yam exporters shared what they learnt from Ghana.
Nigerian farmers to obtain free advisory on cassava production via mobile phones
This move will complement the extension work we are doing in Nigeria by offering farmers the information they need in real time.
Why Nigeria Should Develop own Indigenous Plant Variety Protection Laws – Experts
Nigeria currently does not participate in the multibillion-dollar global seed trade as a result of lack of a Plant Variety Protection law in the country.
Nigerian agency to begin electronic verification of seeds – DG
The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) says e-certification will enable easy tracking of seeds to the source
USAID launches $300 million agribusiness investment in Nigeria
Over the course of the five-year award, the Agribusiness Investment Activity aims to facilitate $200 million in new lending.
Over 70% of rice in Nigerian markets is foreign – Report
The Economic Confidential conducted a survey in major markets across Nigeria where rice is sold.
Ogbeh laments ‘extremely disturbing’ delay clearing Nigeria’s agricultural products for exports
“It has been brought to our notice that cashew nuts worth 300 million dollars destined for export to Vietnam have been stuck in Lagos,” Audu Ogbeh says.
Nigeria to set up cashew processing plants in four states — Ogbeh
Mr Ogbeh said the move would also reduce the waste of cashew fruits and delay in the export of raw nuts out of the country.
Why Nigeria cannot export animal products – Expert
The President of the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association says Nigeria needs to move away from the traditional livestock farms
Early rains boost prospects for rice production – Nigerian farmers
The boost increases the likelihood of lower import by the country as Nigeria’s rice importation figures kept reducing since 2015.