AGRICULTURE

Bags of rice

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.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

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.

Cashew nuts used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Nuts.com]

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.

Cattle on farm [Photo: View Point Nigeria]

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

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

Nigeria to eliminate chemical fertilisers – Ogbeh

The minister says Nigeria will gradually turn to organic fertilisers.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

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.

Professor Ashamo

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.

Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda speaking at the opening ceremony of the event on Monday. The ministry is a co-host of the event.

#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.

Kuramo Beach Lagos ocean surge

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.

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

How to make poultry products affordable in Nigeria

A poultry farmer advises people to produce feeds for the birds.

Anam Yams

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.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

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.

Mixture of dried lentils, peas, soybeans, beans

Despite controversy, Nigeria ‘approves’ first genetically modified crop

Nigerian officials express excitement over the development.

Rice farm

Flood: CBN approves ‘compensation’ for 550,000 rice farmers

Only selected farmers would benefit from the ‘compensation’.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

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.

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

Buhari lauds Nigerians over ‘$21bn’ savings on food import

The president said the savings will be deployed to other critical areas.

Cotton

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.

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

185,000 to access CBN agric loans nationwide – NDE

The official says the beneficiaries of the scheme are young artisans.

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh

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.

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, US ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington and the Chairman of the US African Development Foundation, Jack Leslie during the signing of an MOU in Abuja on Thursday.

US agency signs agreement with Kebbi govt to invest $10 million in agribusinesses

The investment is over five years.

Rice paddy, Jega

RIFAN urges farmers in Katsina to repay ABP loans

No fewer than 56,000 farmers in 36 local government areas of Katsina State secured the ABP loans.

African Development Bank

AfDB to invest $24 billion in African agriculture

Statistics shows that the number of hungry people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016.

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

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.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

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.

Bags of rice

Rice production saves Nigeria $800m in two years – BoA

“The Central Bank of Nigeria facilitated a N250 billion intervention fund for the BoA.”