Healthy rice paddy, Jega

Rice farmers react to Premium Times’ report on Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

PREMIUM TIMES responds to the main grievances listed by RIFAN against report.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria, Morocco agree to promote agricultural cooperation

Mr Buhari said Nigeria’s population is fueled by a largely youthful group that continually wants to contribute to development.


Movie Review: ‘Swallow’ – Climate Change and Food Security in Nigeria

“Swallow’ exposes an alarming decline in number of fish in the Niger Delta.

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

1,840 youths, women to benefit from Fadama III AF II Project in Bauchi

22,551 persons benefitted from the scheme in the past out of which 53 per cent are women

House of Reps 3

Alleged NEMA Fraud: Rice processors disown firm that got N2.4 billion contract

The House of Representatives is investigating alleged multi-billion naira contract scandals at NEMA.


‘Insect milk’ now on sale in South Africa

“Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future.”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

INTERVIEW: Govt risking lives of Nigerians by adopting GMOs – Environmental Activist

“Give Nigerians a law that assures strict liability for those who want to use us as guinea pigs. We need a better law for the regulatory agencies.”

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Farmers fault replacement of Jonathan govt’s agric programme

The Growth Enhancement Support (GES) scheme has been replaced with the Agricultural Implements and Mechanisation Services (AIMS) scheme

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

Reps want artificially-ripened fruits sellers prosecuted

A lawmaker reported cases of ripening of fruits with calcium carbide in Nigeria.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

One million smallholder farmers to get discounted seeds, cropping technology – NIRSAL

NIRSAL is partnering with Syngenta for the project.

Nigerian govt to revive 12 moribund fertiliser plants – Official

He said fertiliser production in Nigeria has been a success story.


Bauchi women devise local method of processing, preserving tomato paste

“As you boil the grinded tomatoes to remove liquid, you also wash and boil the containers…”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Agriculture pulled Nigeria out of recession – Envoys

The envoys say agriculture played a crucial role in job creation, women and youth empowerment.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigerian farmers refuse to repay N60 billion loan – Bank of Agriculture

The farmers sometimes change addresses to avoid repaying the loans, an official said.

PHOTOS: Buhari receives delegation of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria

The Delegation of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria was received yesterday at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.

Nigerian beans set for export to Europe – UNIDO

The global agency asks the Nigerian government to approve the Nigerian National Quality Policy (NNQP) urgently.

A person casting his vote used to illustrate the story.

Distribution of PVCs begins in May – INEC

INEC is conducting a continuous voter registration.


FG offers input to 40, 000 rice farmers in Zamfara, Kebbi

5,403 rice farmers will receive the inputs within the week

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

CBN revises guidelines for agric scheme

The new guidelines are to accommodate Non-Interest Institutions.

Delta fish farmers receive N1.2 billion loan

The loan is part of the CBN programme.

Cassava used to illustrate the story.

Despite opposition, institute to commence trial on genetically modified cassava in Nigeria

The objective of the field trials is to obtain storage roots with lower post-harvest physiological degradation, an official said.

Cassava used to illustrate the story.

Why we support field trials of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria – Scientist

Critics say the introduction of GMOs is unhealthy.

CBN Anchor Borrowers Program: 225,000 Farmers To Benefit From NIRSAL’s New Field Structure

The 225,000 farmers being supported include a minimum of 5,000 farmers in 36 states and Abuja.

Cassava used to illustrate the story.

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.