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.
Nigerian govt urges farmers to acquire 40% of BoA shares
Mr Ogbeh said that move would help to create a viable and virile farmers’ bank.
Nigerian farmers to obtain free advisory on cassava production via mobile phones
This move will complement the extension work we are doing in Nigeria by offering farmers the information they need in real time.
Why Nigerian govt is restructuring Bank of Agriculture – BPE
Government agencies equity in the bank to be reduced to 40 per cent.
Why Nigeria Should Develop own Indigenous Plant Variety Protection Laws – Experts
Nigeria currently does not participate in the multibillion-dollar global seed trade as a result of lack of a Plant Variety Protection law in the country.
Nigerian agency to begin electronic verification of seeds – DG
The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) says e-certification will enable easy tracking of seeds to the source
Technocrats bane of agriculture development in Nigeria – Senator
Stakeholders say extensuion services need to be promoted in order to modernise agriculture in Nigeria.
USAID launches $300 million agribusiness investment in Nigeria
Over the course of the five-year award, the Agribusiness Investment Activity aims to facilitate $200 million in new lending.
Over 70% of rice in Nigerian markets is foreign – Report
The Economic Confidential conducted a survey in major markets across Nigeria where rice is sold.
Ogbeh laments ‘extremely disturbing’ delay clearing Nigeria’s agricultural products for exports
“It has been brought to our notice that cashew nuts worth 300 million dollars destined for export to Vietnam have been stuck in Lagos,” Audu Ogbeh says.
Nigeria to set up cashew processing plants in four states — Ogbeh
Mr Ogbeh said the move would also reduce the waste of cashew fruits and delay in the export of raw nuts out of the country.
Why Nigeria cannot export animal products – Expert
The President of the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association says Nigeria needs to move away from the traditional livestock farms
Early rains boost prospects for rice production – Nigerian farmers
The boost increases the likelihood of lower import by the country as Nigeria’s rice importation figures kept reducing since 2015.
How Nigeria can control pests without endangering public health — Professor Ashamo
Mr Ashamo advocates deliberate cultivation of medicinal plants in plantations, saying many of the medicinal plants used for treating diseases of humans have effective agents for control of insects.
#AHAIC2019 (LIVE UPDATES): Nigerian delegation holds session to bridge child, family health funding gaps
Nigeria hosted the 2001 conference now known as “the Abuja Declaration”, where African leaders pledged at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to their health sectors.
International Wildlife Day: Nigerian conservationists speak on human actions, impacts
The International Wildlife Day is marked March 3 to raise awareness of the multiple benefits of conservation.
How to make poultry products affordable in Nigeria
A poultry farmer advises people to produce feeds for the birds.
Why some countries reject Nigeria’s exports – Presidential Aide
“It is better to be self-sufficient in food production than to rely on the importation of such food items.”
Nigerian govt to ban tomato paste before the end of 2019 — Audu Ogbeh
The minister of agriculture and natural resources, Audu Ogbeh, said the ban will encourage local massive tomato production.
Despite controversy, Nigeria ‘approves’ first genetically modified crop
Nigerian officials express excitement over the development.
Flood: CBN approves ‘compensation’ for 550,000 rice farmers
Only selected farmers would benefit from the ‘compensation’.
ANALYSIS: How Nigeria’s Agric ministry fared in three years of Audu Ogbeh’s leadership
Mr Ogbeh, a former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), from 2001 until January 2005, left politics briefly and became a farmer in 2009.