AGRICULTURE

NIRSAL MD/CEO, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed.

LIVE UPDATE: Policymakers, farmers, others gather for agriculture symposium

The President of the African Development Bank, AFDB, Akinwunmi Adesina, will be highlight speaker at the event.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Audu Ogbeh to open national symposium on resolving risk in Nigeria’s agricultural value chain

It is a platform designed to foster productive discussion among all stakeholders.

Bags of rice

Nigeria will attain self-sufficiency in rice production in 2018, Lai Mohammed says

The official says Nigeria targets seven million metric tons of rice in 2018.

Maize

Why we are neutral on GMOs in Nigeria – Regulator

“Our key responsibility is to serve as an unbiased umpire.”

A market used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Daily Post]

Buhari pledges to implement report on Nigeria’s food security

I am glad that the findings and policy recommendations are apt and implementable.

Peggy Dulany - Synergos Institute

INTERVIEW: I Have a Hopeful Outlook On Nigeria’s Future – Peggy Dulany

The Synergos Institute boss speaks on her organisation’s work in Africa among other issues.

Maize

Nigeria to send back 90 tonnes imported genetically modified maize

The agency said its test show the maize were genetically modified.

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Nigeria has enough food stock to address shortages in 2018 – Minister

“Some states in North-east and other parts of the country will likely experience low agricultural yield…”

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

18 bio-fortified food varieties released in Nigeria – Official

“Over two million farmers are estimated to be growing them now.”

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: Transforming Fertiliser Distribution: Notore’s Delivery Revolution

“We’re beginning to make real progress in terms of domestic fertiliser use.

Farm experts take stock to tackle food security in Nigeria

The centre’s strategic goal is to train over 200,000 smallholders and processing companies.

Abdulrasheed Maina

EXCLUSIVE: INTERPOL speaks on Maina’s ‘arrest warrant’

The global police organisation responds to a PREMIUM TIMES query on the wanted former civil servant.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Dangote to employ several graduates in new rice farming initiative

The company prepares to hit the market with one million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018.

INVESTIGATION: How latest Mambilla Plateau violence unfolded; leaving deaths, destruction

The violent conflict that pitted two ethnic groups last June was only the latest in a history of inter-ethnic tension that frequently erupts into mass killings.

No going back on yam export – Agric Minister

Some Nigerian yams were rejected in UK and U.S.

Milk products to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Food Safety Helpline]

Dairy products, vegetable oil force food prices up in September – FAO

According to the UN body, the increases outpaced inflation in many countries of the world.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers from 29 states benefit from CBN’s N43.92 billion programme – Spokesperson

CBN, in line with its mandate, established the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP.

Anam Yams

Nigerian Govt to investigate export of low quality yam to U.S.

The government in June launched a programme to export yam to Europe and the US.

Bags of rice

Nigerian farmers set to cut rice price to N6, 000 per bag

Farmers and processors say this will happen in the next few months.

Farmers [Photo Credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

200,000 farmers benefit from Nigerian govt’s N44 billion – Buhari

The Anchor Borrowers Programme was inaugurated by the President in November 2015.

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Last year and earlier in 2017, prices of cassava roots and its derivatives such as garri climbed to an all-time high.

Fertiliser bags used to illustrate the story.

Farmers to get 4 million bags of fertilizers before end of 2017 – Presidency

The presidency said government actions have led to a reduction in price.