COVID-19 Lockdown: Where many farmers lost, some gained
Some farmers said the lockdowns allowed them to give more attention to their farms.
How BASICS is changing Nigeria’s cassava seed sector, creating seed entrepreneurs
Researchers say in the last 5 years, BASICS has created a viable and sustainable cassava seed system in Nigeria.
Coronavirus: Another chance to transform the global food trade
While the full impact of the pandemic on food security is still unknown, it’s likely to take different shapes around the world.
Despite governments’ promises, no rebound for Nigeria’s struggling cocoa sector
Nigeria has failed for decades to reclaim its pre-oil global cocoa production ranking despite promises by various governments. Things are no different now.
SPECIAL REPORT: Ogoni fishermen, farmers lament continued effects of environmental pollution
Farmers and fishermen lament the toll oil spills have taken on their livelihood.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Oyo’s garri-producing community that lacks basic amenities
Residents of Olorunda in Oyo State have never had electricity. There is also no school, hospital, potable water and others in the community.
INVESTIGATION: Inside story of unexecuted, abandoned N224 million constituency projects in Plateau
In this second part of an investigative report from Plateau undertaken by UDEME & Premium Times, the reporter brings to limelight the hardship faced by community dwellers in the Home of Peace and Tourism.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Nigeria’s rice mills where manual, child labour thrive
Low level of mechanisation makes rice milling in Nigeria tedious and wasteful, keeping local production at below half of potential.
How small-holder farmers can attract funding – Business Heads
The business leads say groups and cooperatives are important structures if small-holder farmers want to be attractive for funding.
Boko Haram: Displaced women turn to cashew in Abuja, and are ‘making it’
The women at the Abuja IDP camp say they have found a new means of livelihood.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the world of Nigeria’s financially excluded farmers
Many farmers across Nigeria are unbanked. They share their stories in this special report.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian farmers grow apples locally amidst ‘harsh’ weather
Nigeria spent about $29.7 million to import apples in 2018, to rank 47th largest importer in the world.
LIVE UPDATE: Policymakers, farmers, others gather for agriculture symposium
The President of the African Development Bank, AFDB, Akinwunmi Adesina, will be highlight speaker at the event.
ANALYSIS: Transforming Fertiliser Distribution: Notore’s Delivery Revolution
“We’re beginning to make real progress in terms of domestic fertiliser use.
INVESTIGATION: How latest Mambilla Plateau violence unfolded; leaving deaths, destruction
The violent conflict that pitted two ethnic groups last June was only the latest in a history of inter-ethnic tension that frequently erupts into mass killings.
SPECIAL REPORT: How new farming initiative is transforming lives in Nasarawa community
“Because of this farm, we can now eat and take care of our family.”