AGRICULTURE

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Study shows impact of Nigeria recession on agriculture

The drop in rice import by about two million tons since the devaluation led to higher demand of cassava food products and cassava tubers.

Anam Yams

Nigeria to export processed yam products – Ogbeh

Mr. Ogbeh said that Nigeria was under great pressure to export roasted cashew nuts to Japan.

Nigeria to conduct mass vaccination of goats, sheep

“We want to eradicate these diseases in our animals, especially the PPR in sheep and goats,” an official said.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Nigerian farmers will have enough fertiliser in 2017 – Investment agency

Eighteen fertilizer blending plants will be operational in 2018.

Soaring maize price in Nigeria defies two year trend

Farmers blamed the continued devastation by army worms of maize crop on the increase.

Anam Yams

Agricultural Revolution: Nigeria to flag off yam export to Europe Thursday

About 72 tonnes of yam will be exported in the first phase of the programme to the United Kingdom.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Scheme for urban dwelling Nigerians to own, manage farms launched

At the time of the visit, tractors and a handful of local people were working on the farm.

Ex-Nigerian minister wins prestigious $250,000 World Food Prize

Over a 31-year existence, the award has become known as the ‘Nobel Prize’ for food and agriculture.

Bird Flu: Nigerian govt to compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers

“The effect of the avian influenza attack on poultry farms was devastating,” an official said.

Anam Yams

Nigeria targets $8 billion forex earning annually from yam export

Ghana is exporting yams but Nigeria is not, a minister lamented.

Kemi Adeosun

Nigerian govt may adopt agric youth initiative developed by IITA – Adeosun

The finance minister visited the IITA to assess the project there.

Today’s Weather: See where to expect rain, thunderstorm, high temperature in Nigeria Tuesday

This NiMet’s weather prediction for the day.

rice-mill

Indigenous firm acquires machinery for mechanized rice farming

“We believe that if Nigerians eat the rice grown locally in the country, the government would have saved huge resources…”

IITA, Osun govt partner on 205.5 hectares Agric research farm

In 2015, Governor Rauf Aregbesola donated a piece of land measuring about 205.5 hectares to IITA.

Notore, Kaduna govt partner to harness agribusiness opportunities

“We have a genuine desire and interest in ensuring that we achieve food security in Nigeria.”

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Wheat farmers harvest 9,000 tons in Gombe

There is ready market for the produce, an official says.

Why Nigeria-produced rice is more expensive than imported ones – Agric Minister

The minister provided various reasons for the price difference between imported and local rice.

Nigeria leans towards crop innovation to bridge $10 billion production loss

Agriculture still remains the largest sector of the Nigerian economy.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Ex-militant establishes rice farm in Bayelsa

The ex-militant said the farm received 300 bags of paddies from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Lagos govt to upscale Imota rice milling plant from 2.5 to 16 metric tonnes per hour

The state wants to start milling its Kebbi-produced Lake Rice in Lagos.

Reality TV show on Agriculture to air in Nigeria

The show is being put together by IITA and CFIL.

Farmers urge Nigerian govt to review cassava bread fund repayment policy

“Government released money for us to plant but we couldn’t get market for our produce.”