News Report

FG asks universities of agriculture to establish colleges of nutrition

“You may have to re-designate these schools of medical sciences as schools or colleges of nutrition and medical sciences.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

We begged Audu Ogbeh to join Buhari administration – Osinbajo

He says there is huge investment potential in the Nigerian Agricultural sector

NESREA commends Notore for adherence to global environmental standard

Notore also unveiled the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.

1.9 million farmers, 86,000 IDPs benefit from USAID food security programme – Document

About 26 states benefitted from the programme.

Anam Yams

Yam export: Nigerian farmers begin registration

“Registration has commenced all over the country,” an official said.

Nigerian startup Releaf secures $120,000 investment to connect African Agribusinesses to customers they can trust

Releaf aims to map out Nigerian agriculture in its entirety over the next 12 months.

Osinbajo to inaugurate $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Port Harcourt

The plant has a production capacity of 4,000 metric tons of nitrogenous fertilizer per day.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria moves to stop Asians from having direct dealings with farmers

“We really need to guard against the undue exploitation of our resources by these Asian countries.”

Commercialise your finished research, Osinbajo tells IITA

The acting president said research was not enough if it was not marketed for universal application.

Nigerian experts test six chicken breeds to improve poultry production

The new breed produces up to about 200 eggs annually compared to 65 produced by local breed.

Anam Yams

IITA research eases fears over Nigeria’s yam supplies

Nigeria has kicked off export of yam.

Nigeria develops new schemes for agricultural export to Europe, others

The government also initiated the National Quality Infrastructure Project, NQIP.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Study shows impact of Nigeria recession on agriculture

The drop in rice import by about two million tons since the devaluation led to higher demand of cassava food products and cassava tubers.

Anam Yams

Nigeria to export processed yam products – Ogbeh

Mr. Ogbeh said that Nigeria was under great pressure to export roasted cashew nuts to Japan.

Nigeria to conduct mass vaccination of goats, sheep

“We want to eradicate these diseases in our animals, especially the PPR in sheep and goats,” an official said.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Nigerian farmers will have enough fertiliser in 2017 – Investment agency

Eighteen fertilizer blending plants will be operational in 2018.

Soaring maize price in Nigeria defies two year trend

Farmers blamed the continued devastation by army worms of maize crop on the increase.

Anam Yams

Agricultural Revolution: Nigeria to flag off yam export to Europe Thursday

About 72 tonnes of yam will be exported in the first phase of the programme to the United Kingdom.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Scheme for urban dwelling Nigerians to own, manage farms launched

At the time of the visit, tractors and a handful of local people were working on the farm.

Ex-Nigerian minister wins prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize

Over a 31-year existence, the award has become known as the ‘Nobel Prize’ for food and agriculture.

Bird Flu: Nigerian govt to compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers

“The effect of the avian influenza attack on poultry farms was devastating,” an official said.

Kemi Adeosun

Nigerian govt may adopt agric youth initiative developed by IITA – Adeosun

The finance minister visited the IITA to assess the project there.

rice-mill

Indigenous firm acquires machinery for mechanized rice farming

“We believe that if Nigerians eat the rice grown locally in the country, the government would have saved huge resources…”

IITA, Osun govt partner on 205.5 hectares Agric research farm

In 2015, Governor Rauf Aregbesola donated a piece of land measuring about 205.5 hectares to IITA.

Notore, Kaduna govt partner to harness agribusiness opportunities

“We have a genuine desire and interest in ensuring that we achieve food security in Nigeria.”