AGRICULTURE

Delta fish farmers receive N1.2 billion loan

The loan is part of the CBN programme.

Despite opposition, institute to commence trial on genetically modified cassava in Nigeria

The objective of the field trials is to obtain storage roots with lower post-harvest physiological degradation, an official said.

Why we support field trials of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria – Scientist

Critics say the introduction of GMOs is unhealthy.

CBN Anchor Borrowers Program: 225,000 Farmers To Benefit From NIRSAL’s New Field Structure

The 225,000 farmers being supported include a minimum of 5,000 farmers in 36 states and Abuja.

Groups criticise Nigerian agency on genetically modified cassava

The groups accuse the NBMA of taking a premeditated action.

Final stage as a finished product. ready and stored for sale. (Photo taken by Ebuka Onyeji)

Cooperative empowers Nassarawa community, begins processing of 10,000 tonnes of maize

The cooperative hopes the initiative would help address soaring prize of maize in the country.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo govt, CBN devote N500 million to de-risk agric investments

The idea behind the scheme is to support large scale commercial agriculture.

No law banning importation of Maize into Nigeria – Officials

Maize was not among the 41 items banned, an official said.

Prof. Abba Gambo delivering a paper on "Untangling the bottlenecks towards Nigeria's Agriculture transformation."

What Nigeria must do to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production – Expert

A professor noted that virtually every state in Nigeria can produce rice.

Adewale

INTERVIEW: Nigeria needs bridging leadership to make its diversity work – Adewale Ajadi, Country Director Synergos Nigeria

Mr. Ajadi also speaks on the work of Synergos in Nigeria.

Nestle fined N35 million for contaminated Maggi noodles

Nestle said it would appeal against the order.

Banana

ANALYSIS: Imported banana floods Abuja markets

Some sellers and consumers gave reasons for preferring the imported bananas.

Nigerian govt, groups seek increased women participation in Agri-Business

A two-day dialogue was held in Abuja to highlight plan.

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.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

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.

Why we are neutral on GMOs in Nigeria – Regulator

“Our key responsibility is to serve as an unbiased umpire.”

Buhari pledges to implement report on Nigeria’s food security

I am glad that the findings and policy recommendations are apt and implementable.

Peggy Dulany - Synergos Institute

INTERVIEW: I Have a Hopeful Outlook On Nigeria’s Future – Peggy Dulany

The Synergos Institute boss speaks on her organisation’s work in Africa among other issues.

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.”