Rice farmers react to Premium Times’ report on Anchor Borrowers’ Programme
PREMIUM TIMES responds to the main grievances listed by RIFAN against report.
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.
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
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.
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 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
Reps want artificially-ripened fruits sellers prosecuted
A lawmaker reported cases of ripening of fruits with calcium carbide in Nigeria.
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…”
Agriculture pulled Nigeria out of recession – Envoys
The envoys say agriculture played a crucial role in job creation, women and youth empowerment.
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.
FG offers input to 40, 000 rice farmers in Zamfara, Kebbi
5,403 rice farmers will receive the inputs within the week
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.
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.
Groups criticise Nigerian agency on genetically modified cassava
The groups accuse the NBMA of taking a premeditated action.
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.