AGRICULTURE

Peggy Dulany - Synergos Institute

INTERVIEW: I Have a Hopeful Outlook On Nigeria’s Future – Peggy Dulany

The Synergos Institute boss speaks on her organisation’s work in Africa among other issues.

Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

The agency said its test show the maize were genetically modified.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Nigeria has enough food stock to address shortages in 2018 – Minister

“Some states in North-east and other parts of the country will likely experience low agricultural yield…”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria – Official

“Over two million farmers are estimated to be growing them now.”

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Transforming Fertiliser Distribution: Notore’s Delivery Revolution

“We’re beginning to make real progress in terms of domestic fertiliser use.

Farm experts take stock to tackle food security in Nigeria

The centre’s strategic goal is to train over 200,000 smallholders and processing companies.

Abdulrasheed Maina

EXCLUSIVE: INTERPOL speaks on Maina’s ‘arrest warrant’

The global police organisation responds to a PREMIUM TIMES query on the wanted former civil servant.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Dangote to employ several graduates in new rice farming initiative

The company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018.

INVESTIGATION: How latest Mambilla Plateau violence unfolded; leaving deaths, destruction

The violent conflict that pitted two ethnic groups last June was only the latest in a history of inter-ethnic tension that frequently erupts into mass killings.

No going back on yam export – Agric Minister

Some Nigerian yams were rejected in UK and U.S.

Dairy products, vegetable oil force food prices up in September – FAO

According to the UN body, the increases outpaced inflation in many countries of the world.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers from 29 states benefit from CBN’s N43.92 billion programme – Spokesperson

CBN, in line with its mandate, established the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP.

Anam Yams

Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The government in June launched a programme to export yam to Europe and the US.

Bags of rice

Nigerian farmers set to cut rice price to N6, 000 per bag

Farmers and processors say this will happen in the next few months.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers benefit from Nigerian govt’s N44 billion – Buhari

The Anchor Borrowers Programme was inaugurated by the President in November 2015.

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Last year and earlier in 2017, prices of cassava roots and its derivatives such as garri climbed to an all-time high.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency

The presidency said government actions have led to a reduction in price.

NSIA to revamp 20 fertilizer-blending plants by 2018

The authority has already revamped 11

Anam Yams

Prices of foodstuff drop significantly – Survey

A measure (mudu) of maize, which cost N420 before the current harvest period, now goes for N200.

Farmers urge Nigerian govt to stop maize importation

“The federal government must set an immediate time scale to ensure that maize is not imported within months.”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria to establish commodities’ certification centres – Ogbeh

Nigeria received 48 notifications from the EU on aflatoxin and other contaminants in the last one year.

Nigeria moves to increase fruits export to Europe

With the agreement, more Nigerian fruits would have
the opportunity of being re-exported from the Port of Antwerp to
the various European countries.

Fish heads, fish bones

Nigeria to stop issuance of fish importation quota – Minister

The minster said fish production has increased by about 50 per cent under the Buhari administration.

Rice production in Nigeria hits 15 million tonnes — Official

Nigeria Customs Service says it seized 800,000 bags of smuggled rice in Kano and Jigawa states.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Obasanjo, Abdulsalami urge commercial banks to lower interest rates for farmers

“The interest rate of banks in Nigeria is one of the obstacles that are affecting our farmers.”