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.
Buhari pledges to implement report on Nigeria’s food security
I am glad that the findings and policy recommendations are apt and implementable.
Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize
The agency said its test show the maize were genetically modified.
Nigeria has enough food stock to address shortages in 2018 – Minister
“Some states in North-east and other parts of the country will likely experience low agricultural yield…”
18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria – Official
“Over two million farmers are estimated to be growing them now.”
Farm experts take stock to tackle food security in Nigeria
The centre’s strategic goal is to train over 200,000 smallholders and processing companies.
Dangote to employ several graduates in new rice farming initiative
The company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018.
Dairy products, vegetable oil force food prices up in September – FAO
According to the UN body, the increases outpaced inflation in many countries of the world.
200,000 farmers from 29 states benefit from CBN’s N43.92 billion programme – Spokesperson
CBN, in line with its mandate, established the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP.
Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.
The government in June launched a programme to export yam to Europe and the US.
Nigerian farmers set to cut rice price to N6, 000 per bag
Farmers and processors say this will happen in the next few months.
200,000 farmers benefit from Nigerian govt’s N44 billion – Buhari
The Anchor Borrowers Programme was inaugurated by the President in November 2015.
Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency
The presidency said government actions have led to a reduction in price.
Farmers urge Nigerian govt to stop maize importation
“The federal government must set an immediate time scale to ensure that maize is not imported within months.”
Nigeria to establish commodities’ certification centres – Ogbeh
Nigeria received 48 notifications from the EU on aflatoxin and other contaminants in the last one year.
Rice production in Nigeria hits 15 million tonnes — Official
Nigeria Customs Service says it seized 800,000 bags of smuggled rice in Kano and Jigawa states.