Nigeria has succeeded in preventing ‘invasive plant pests’- Minister
The technical session came up as a result of food insecurity caused by pests and diseases and the rising population, the organisers say.
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.
Five young Nigerian farmers, other Africans get agriculture fellowship
The World Hunger Fighters Foundation will award annual Borlaug-Adesina Fellowships to young Africans.
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.
Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality – Official
“Without good diet, the body is prone to diseases, infection, fatigue, poor performance and malnutrition.’
Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agric to help Africa cut $50bn food import bill
A research station has been named “The President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Station”, in honour of the ex-President.
Nigerian banks give only 4% of their loans to agriculture
“We must find other alternatives to support agriculture. The facility will not support agriculture as we want it,” an economist says.
Nigeria’s border policy leaves concerns about rice shortage
Rice is the most popular food staple in Nigeria with local demand in excess of seven million tonnes.
Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion — Minister
The minister says the Nigerian livestock industry should be treated with care.
How technology in agriculture can reduce extreme poverty — Nigeria’s Robotic Engineer
Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds four master’s degrees and two doctorates in electronics engineering, and has designed a new technology that can improve farming.
Why Nigerian rural farmers have no access to quality seeds – Seed Expert
Most of the 300 seed companies and 50 seed inspectors in the country are not functioning
Adesina, others make strong plea for food security in Africa
The African Development Bank has launched the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) to help take technologies to scale for millions of farmers across Africa.
Global Investigation: Pangolins: Trafficked to Extinction
Criminal syndicates in Africa and Asia are working together — and competing — to meet the seemingly insatiable demand for pangolins in China and other markets. Over 30 journalists investigate how illegal pangolin trafficking is leading the species to become extinct.
Four Nigerian firms begin local production of milk
An official says four other companies have shown interest in operating dairy farms.
CBN, Nigerian governors ‘agree to develop agric sector’ – Official
Mr Emefiele used the meeting to highlight some of the achievements of the CBN in the various sub-sectors of the economy.
Nigeria to spend N100 billion on new plan for cattle, other animals
The federal government adopts the National Livestock Transformation Plan, and will contribute N80 billion.
Dangote firm optimistic FG’s import restriction will aid operations
Mr Dangote wants the government to enforce its decision to cut the importation of tomato-paste to reduce dumping of subsidised paste.
Nigeria partners Niger, Chad on rehabilitation of Lake Chad Basin
The project includes the promotion of agroforestry and livestock development in the three participating countries.
Nigerian agricultural seed agency unveils five-year plan
The five-year plan aims at strengthening the agency to better regulate the sector in Nigeria.
How Nigeria can turn maize production to revenue spinner – DFID
The DFID established that maize is majorly cultivated by poor smallholder farmers in northern Nigeria, who are facing challenges.