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.
Non-passage of key agricultural bills worries Nigerian farmers, experts
These bills, among others, will ensure that farmers enjoy high yields of agriculture produce.
Makinde reveals what he’ll do for Oyo agric sector
Mr Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party will be sworn in as Oyo governor on May 29.
VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram
A total of 4,000 households benefitted from the inputs.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian farmers grow apples locally amidst ‘harsh’ weather
Nigeria spent about $29.7 million to import apples in 2018, to rank 47th largest importer in the world.
Presidential amnesty programme trains over 20, 000 ex-combatants in Niger Delta
The current phase of PAP is focusing on the rehabilitation of the people and bringing them and the impacted communities back to a state they can be useful to themselves.
Herders, farmers clashes claimed 7,000 lives in Benue, Nasarawa in five years — U.S. Report
The report also says the violence has cost the Nigerian economy $13 billion a year over the past five years.
Prices of selected food stuff increased in April — NBS
The average price of one dozen of medium sized agric egg increased from N459.81 in March to N467.18 in April.
FG to hand over 9 irrigation systems to Sokoto Rima River basin
Benefiting states have been urged to take ownership of the projects and ensure that security of water infrastructure was made a top priority.
Kenya to embrace technology to boost rice production
Kenya’s agriculture minister said the introduction of hybrid seeds would address rice productivity gap in Kenya and Africa at large.
Group seeks Buhari’s ‘speedy assent’ to agriculture seeds bill
Stakeholders say the bill gives the National Agricultural Seeds Advocacy Group more power and authority to regulate seed activities in Nigeria
Jigawa Land Grabbing: Protesting farmers lament arrest, treatment by govt
The Jigawa State Government has allocated 12,000 hectares of the farmlands to a Chinese firm.
Dry Season Farming: Over 350,000 Kebbi farmers unable to participate this year – AFAN
The group says its records reveal only 150,000 farmers are farming, out of the 500,000 who participated in the 2018 dry season farming
Nigeria’s yam exporters want duty-free export to Europe
The yam exporters shared what they learnt from Ghana.