Over 70% of rice in Nigerian markets is foreign – Report
The Economic Confidential conducted a survey in major markets across Nigeria where rice is sold.
Ogbeh laments ‘extremely disturbing’ delay clearing Nigeria’s agricultural products for exports
“It has been brought to our notice that cashew nuts worth 300 million dollars destined for export to Vietnam have been stuck in Lagos,” Audu Ogbeh says.
Nigeria to set up cashew processing plants in four states — Ogbeh
Mr Ogbeh said the move would also reduce the waste of cashew fruits and delay in the export of raw nuts out of the country.
Why Nigeria cannot export animal products – Expert
The President of the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association says Nigeria needs to move away from the traditional livestock farms
Early rains boost prospects for rice production – Nigerian farmers
The boost increases the likelihood of lower import by the country as Nigeria’s rice importation figures kept reducing since 2015.
How Nigeria can control pests without endangering public health — Professor Ashamo
Mr Ashamo advocates deliberate cultivation of medicinal plants in plantations, saying many of the medicinal plants used for treating diseases of humans have effective agents for control of insects.
#AHAIC2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Nigerian delegation holds session to bridge child, family health funding gaps
Nigeria hosted the 2001 conference now known as “the Abuja Declaration”, where African leaders pledged at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to their health sectors.
International Wildlife Day: Nigerian conservationists speak on human actions, impacts
The International Wildlife Day is marked March 3 to raise awareness of the multiple benefits of conservation.
How to make poultry products affordable in Nigeria
A poultry farmer advises people to produce feeds for the birds.
Why some countries reject Nigeria’s exports – Presidential Aide
“It is better to be self-sufficient in food production than to rely on the importation of such food items.”
Nigerian govt to ban tomato paste before the end of 2019 — Audu Ogbeh
The minister of agriculture and natural resources, Audu Ogbeh, said the ban will encourage local massive tomato production.
Despite controversy, Nigeria ‘approves’ first genetically modified crop
Nigerian officials express excitement over the development.
Flood: CBN approves ‘compensation’ for 550,000 rice farmers
Only selected farmers would benefit from the ‘compensation’.
ANALYSIS: How Nigeria’s Agric ministry fared in three years of Audu Ogbeh’s leadership
Mr Ogbeh, a former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), from 2001 until January 2005, left politics briefly and became a farmer in 2009.
Buhari lauds Nigerians over ‘$21bn’ savings on food import
The president said the savings will be deployed to other critical areas.
GMO: Commercialising transgenic cotton varieties, disaster for Nigerians – Activists
The activists say the manner the government is trying to persuade Nigerians to accept agricultural biotechnology and GMO food/crops is embarrassing.
185,000 to access CBN agric loans nationwide – NDE
The official says the beneficiaries of the scheme are young artisans.
How elites, foreigners killed agriculture in Nigeria – Ogbeh
CBN says it has disbursed N160 billion to 850,000 small holder farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme.
US agency signs agreement with Kebbi govt to invest $10 million in agribusinesses
The investment is over five years.
Nigeria releases 19 high yield crop varieties, one chicken breed to farmers
The National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) approved the release at its 26th meeting.
Revitalisation of fertiliser blending plants saves Nigeria $200 million annually – Osinbajo
The government also saves N60 billion in budgetary provisions for fertiliser subsidies, the official adds.
Rice production saves Nigeria $800m in two years – BoA
“The Central Bank of Nigeria facilitated a N250 billion intervention fund for the BoA.”