AGRICULTURE

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.

Farm lands

Kano farmers sensitised on access to financial services

Between 2016 and 2018, Nigeria included 2.6 million more people in the formal banking system.

Cigarette smoking

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.

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Nigeria to provide 6.5 million ‘smart cards’ for improved seeds – Official

Two million farmers are expected to benefit.

A farmland used to tell the story

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.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo: ITV.com]

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari at a Federal Executive Council meeting

Buhari reappoints Ojo as Seed Council D-G

Mr Ojo was first appointed in May 2015.

A tired "Baba" heading home after work on the farm.

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.

L-R- Former Nigeria President, and IITA Goodwill Ambassador, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; IITA Director General, Dr Nteranya Sanginga; and Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi during the commissioning of projects in IITA today (Saturday)

IITA inaugurates projects to accelerate agricultural research in Africa

IITA also presents agricultural policy framework to Oyo State.

Pupils during the feeding programme

School Feeding Programme: Each meal per child costs N70 — Govt

The government says it feeds 9.7 million children daily.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Non-passage of key agricultural bills worries Nigerian farmers, experts

These bills, among others, will ensure that farmers enjoy high yields of agriculture produce.

Left -Right in front row: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Ogun State, Rev James Olugbebi; Professor of Agricultural Communication and Extension, Muhammed Yahaya Kuta; IITA Director for West Africa, Robert Asiedu; Governor-Elect of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde; Leader of Delegation from Liverpool John Moores University, Dr Lilian Otaye-Ebede; and IITA Director for Advocacy and Country Alignment function, Dr Kwesi Atta-Krah at the workshop Human Resource Development of Rural Farmers through Innovative Information Technology in IITA Ibadan that ended Tuesday.

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.

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

VSF distributes N600 million farm inputs to victims of Boko Haram

A total of 4,000 households benefitted from the inputs.

Mr Okoli checking one of the trees

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.

Niger Delta militants

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.

Mass Burial for Victims of Benue Killings

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.

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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.

River used to illustrate a story

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.

Rice

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.

Governor Udom Emmanuel during the swearing-in of Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem as the Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government, SSG.

Akwa Ibom governor sacks commissioner

No reason has been given for the governor’s action.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

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

Mr Isa Ardo

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.

A farmland used to tell the story

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

Anam Yams

Nigeria’s yam exporters want duty-free export to Europe

The yam exporters shared what they learnt from Ghana.