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.”
Farmers laud CBN’s credit policy, call for effective implementation
The CBN proposes nine per cent interest rate for agriculture and some other sectors.
Nigerian fish farmers ask govt to ban tilapia import
“The smuggled Tilapia will not allow local producers to get ready-made markets.”
Benin Republic ambassador speaks on rice smuggling into Nigeria
“Nigeria and Benin have historical ties with over 800 km of land borders.”
FUNAAB complies with govt directive, abolishes management programmes
The vice-chancellor appeals to government to reconsider the decision.
Ogbeh lauds Gates Foundation’s roles in strengthening Nigerian agriculture
“This programme has greatly strengthened the capacity of the ministry to deliver thought-driven programme.”
Plateau governor promises to train indigenes on modern agricultural techniques
The Governor is part of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation to the Netherlands.
Anchor Borrowers: Farmers decry late distribution of inputs
The farmers say seeds, chemicals and fertilisers were distributed late to them while some of the inputs were substandard and had expired.
FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser to farmers displaced by Boko Haram
At least 70 per cent of the displaced people are farmers according to the FAO officials.
Experts call for early release, increased funds to Nigerian farmers
They decry the current allocation of two per cent of the 2018 budget to the agriculture sector.