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.
What AfDB is doing to support Africa’s growth, development – Adesina
Bank expects electricity grids of 14 ECOWAS countries to be connected by 2020.
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.
Nigeria Customs takes precautionary measure as cattle disease hits Niger Republic
Nigeria routinely imports sheep and cattle from neighbouring Niger Republic
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.”
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.
Why Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture is still in distress – Minister
“If you are to sell the Bank of Agriculture now, you have to look at some portfolios.”
APC Senator criticises Central Bank of Nigeria’s operations
The senator also asks the CBN to transfer the Anchor Borrowers Programme to the agriculture ministry.
Rice farmers urge Nigerian govt to sustain border closure
“The border closure is a right step in the right direction because it is already increasing wealth among farmers.”
Child Labour: After Premium Times’ investigation, FrieslandCampina appoints UK firm for social audit
The company said it is committed to “preventing and eliminating” child labour in its supply chain based on relevant local and international laws and conventions.
UPDATED: NLTP: Nigerian government turning grazing reserves into ranches
141 of the 416 grazing reserves across Nigeria with a total of 3.4 million hectares of land have been gazetted for the exercise, says an official.
CBN’s intervention in agriculture, manufacturing saved Nigeria N1.3 trillion in import bills – Official
CBN says its intervention in agriculture and manufacturing is targeted at improving local production of rice, fish, sugar and wheat.
Nigerian government trains women farmers in financial literacy
80 women picked from across the six geo-political zones are p[articipating in the project.
FAO partners Nigerian govt to fight antibiotic resistance in animals
The global agency announced this on Tuesday in Abuja.
INTERVIEW: Why local rice costs as much as imported rice — Expert
A senior rice specialist at the Africa Rice Centre explains what the government can do to reduce cost.
Why I sponsored bill to protect Nigerian donkeys — Lawmaker
The donkey bill was passed by the House on Thursday.
Two Nigerian innovators shortlisted for Africa Prize
The 16-strong shortlist was announced today in Cape Town, South Africa.
How African farmers can tap into billion-dollar agro-business chain – Experts
The experts said Africa needs to treat agriculture as a business.
Border closure: Rice millers make brisk businesses in Gombe
President Muhammadu Buhari had on August 28 at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD7) in Japan said the closure was due to massive smuggling activities, especially of rice at the country’s borders.
African ministers strategize on adapting agriculture to Climate Change
The Declaration was made Tuesday at the 2nd Ministerial Conference of the Adaptation of African Agriculture Initiative (AAA)
Border Closure: Nigerian rice farmers smiling to the bank – Minister
The minister said the measure has created more jobs, not only in rice production but also livestock and other commodities
Price of rice will soon drop across Nigeria – Gov. Bagudu
“The bumper harvest the rice farmers have recorded this rainy season will bring down the price…”