News Report

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Agriculture pulled Nigeria out of recession – Envoys

The envoys say agriculture played a crucial role in job creation, women and youth empowerment.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

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.

Nigerian beans set for export to Europe – UNIDO

The global agency asks the Nigerian government to approve the Nigerian National Quality Policy (NNQP) urgently.

A person casting his vote used to illustrate the story.

Distribution of PVCs begins in May – INEC

INEC is conducting a continuous voter registration.

rice-mill

FG offers input to 40, 000 rice farmers in Zamfara, Kebbi

5,403 rice farmers will receive the inputs within the week

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

CBN revises guidelines for agric scheme

The new guidelines are to accommodate Non-Interest Institutions.

Delta fish farmers receive N1.2 billion loan

The loan is part of the CBN programme.

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.

Final stage as a finished product. ready and stored for sale. (Photo taken by Ebuka Onyeji)

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.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

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.

Prof. Abba Gambo delivering a paper on "Untangling the bottlenecks towards Nigeria's Agriculture transformation."

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, Minister of Agriculture

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.

Bags of rice

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.

Why we are neutral on GMOs in Nigeria – Regulator

“Our key responsibility is to serve as an unbiased umpire.”

Buhari pledges to implement report on Nigeria’s food security

I am glad that the findings and policy recommendations are apt and implementable.