USAID to facilitate $300m investment in five crops in seven Nigerian states
According to USAID, the programme will reach at least 5,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Nigeria’s quarantine agency denies foodstuff dealers’ extortion allegations
Food vendors had accused officials of the agency of extorting them at control posts
FG to Set Up Cassava Processing Plants in Arochukwu
The programme, which was initiated by the FIIRO, has already trained farmers in Abia on modern processing of cassava.
21,000 Nigerians to benefit from $200m World Bank agribusiness initiative
The six states slated to benefit from the project are Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Enugu and Cross River.
Farmers groan as Chinese firm grabs land in northern Nigeria
Powerful forces in Kano and Jigawa states, including elected officials, collude with a Chinese industrialist to grab land from thousands of small farmers
CBN denies banning milk importation, insists on Forex restriction
“For the avoidance of doubt, milk importation is not banned. Indeed, the CBN has no such power. All we will do is to restrict the sale of FOREX for its importation.
NSCDC to deploy 1,500 personnel to farmlands to ensure security
The corps says it created an Agro-Ranger unit after the government requested security for a proposed 250 cattle ranches in the country.
Top states where pangolins can be found in Nigeria — Expert
The expert also laments Nigerian government’s failure to rein in poachers and illicit pangolin traders across the country.
Milk production in Nigeria below expectation — Official
Nigeria’s milk production accounts for less than 40 percent of local consumption.
Niger Govt. to acquire N1.8bn tractors for 2019 farming season
The government says fertilisers and other agro-chemicals would be sold to genuine farmers at FG’s approved rate.
Nigeria to earn N48bn annually from new cowpea variety
The variety was developed by the Institute of Agricultural Research, Zaria.
Cross River govt threatens to sanction indebted cocoa farmers
Mr Ofuka directed the debtors to pay the money into the cocoa project account without further delay or face possible sanctions.
2019 Budget: Jigawa govt paying ‘lip service’ to agriculture
This year’s paltry allocation is despite the state government’s much-vaunted claim of making agriculture its priority.
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.
Kano farmers sensitised on access to financial services
Between 2016 and 2018, Nigeria included 2.6 million more people in the formal banking system.
World No Tobacco Day: Ten reasons you should quit smoking
Tobacco has grave consequences on the health of both the users and people around the users who inhale the smoke.
Nigeria to provide 6.5 million ‘smart cards’ for improved seeds – Official
Two million farmers are expected to benefit.
World Hunger Day: Nigerian farmers appeal for government support
Some farmers interviewed advised President Buhari to improve the agricultural sector through funding and sound policies.
Tobacco control groups jubilant as National Assembly approves draft regulations
The groups said the regulations would safeguard current and future generation of Nigerians from tobacco harms.
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.
IITA inaugurates projects to accelerate agricultural research in Africa
IITA also presents agricultural policy framework to Oyo State.
School Feeding Programme: Each meal per child costs N70 — Govt
The government says it feeds 9.7 million children daily.