News Report

Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

The agency said its test show the maize were genetically modified.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

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…”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

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.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

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.

No going back on yam export – Agric Minister

Some Nigerian yams were rejected in UK and U.S.

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.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

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.

Anam Yams

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.

Bags of rice

Nigerian farmers set to cut rice price to N6, 000 per bag

Farmers and processors say this will happen in the next few months.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers benefit from Nigerian govt’s N44 billion – Buhari

The Anchor Borrowers Programme was inaugurated by the President in November 2015.

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Last year and earlier in 2017, prices of cassava roots and its derivatives such as garri climbed to an all-time high.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

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.”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria to establish commodities’ certification centres – Ogbeh

Nigeria received 48 notifications from the EU on aflatoxin and other contaminants in the last one year.

Nigeria moves to increase fruits export to Europe

With the agreement, more Nigerian fruits would have
the opportunity of being re-exported from the Port of Antwerp to
the various European countries.

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.

Federal University of agriculture, Makurdi

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.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: Pulseng]

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.”