AGRICULTURE

Groups criticise Nigerian agency on genetically modified cassava

The groups accuse the NBMA of taking a premeditated action.

Final stage as a finished product. ready and stored for sale. (Photo taken by Ebuka Onyeji)

Cooperative empowers Nassarawa community, begins processing of 10,000 tonnes of maize

The cooperative hopes the initiative would help address soaring prize of maize in the country.

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo govt, CBN devote N500 million to de-risk agric investments

The idea behind the scheme is to support large scale commercial agriculture.

No law banning importation of Maize into Nigeria – Officials

Maize was not among the 41 items banned, an official said.

Prof. Abba Gambo delivering a paper on "Untangling the bottlenecks towards Nigeria's Agriculture transformation."

What Nigeria must do to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production – Expert

A professor noted that virtually every state in Nigeria can produce rice.

Adewale

INTERVIEW: Nigeria needs bridging leadership to make its diversity work – Adewale Ajadi, Country Director Synergos Nigeria

Mr. Ajadi also speaks on the work of Synergos in Nigeria.

Nestle fined N35 million for contaminated Maggi noodles

Nestle said it would appeal against the order.

Banana

ANALYSIS: Imported banana floods Abuja markets

Some sellers and consumers gave reasons for preferring the imported bananas.

Nigerian govt, groups seek increased women participation in Agri-Business

A two-day dialogue was held in Abuja to highlight plan.

NIRSAL MD/CEO, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed.

LIVE UPDATE: Policymakers, farmers, others gather for agriculture symposium

The President of the African Development Bank, AFDB, Akinwunmi Adesina, will be highlight speaker at the event.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Audu Ogbeh to open national symposium on resolving risk in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain

It is a platform designed to foster productive discussion among all stakeholders.

Bags of rice

Nigeria will attain self-sufficiency in rice production in 2018, Lai Mohammed says

The official says Nigeria targets seven million metric tons of rice in 2018.

Why we are neutral on GMOs in Nigeria – Regulator

“Our key responsibility is to serve as an unbiased umpire.”

Buhari pledges to implement report on Nigeria’s food security

I am glad that the findings and policy recommendations are apt and implementable.

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.