News Report

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.

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

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.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Wheat farmers harvest 9,000 tons in Gombe

There is ready market for the produce, an official says.

Bags of rice

Why Nigeria-produced rice is more expensive than imported ones – Agric Minister

The minister provided various reasons for the price difference between imported and local rice.

Nigeria leans towards crop innovation to bridge $10 billion production loss

Agriculture still remains the largest sector of the Nigerian economy.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Ex-militant establishes rice farm in Bayelsa

The ex-militant said the farm received 300 bags of paddies from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Lagos govt to upscale Imota rice milling plant from 2.5 to 16 metric tonnes per hour

The state wants to start milling its Kebbi-produced Lake Rice in Lagos.

Reality TV show on Agriculture to air in Nigeria

The show is being put together by IITA and CFIL.

Farmers urge Nigerian govt to review cassava bread fund repayment policy

“Government released money for us to plant but we couldn’t get market for our produce.”

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

World Bank to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector with $200 million

The World Bank also approved $25 million to revamp the animal health sector, an official said.

Bags of rice

Dangote will be world’s largest rice exporter in 5 years – AfDB President

Mr. Adesina narrated the role Mr. Dangote played in his happiest day as a minister in Nigeria.

Dry season farming: Nigerian govt spends over N9.5 billion on inputs

The inputs were distributed to over 458,498 farmers across 30 states.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Forex: CBN opens special window for SMEs with $141 million

On April 10, the Bank intervened by offering about $100 million to authorised dealers at the forex auction.