AGRICULTURE

Moringa

MAN to establish N9bn Moringa plantation

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree of the family “moringaceae.”

Freedom Ezela

After starting small, Abuja gardeners earn big selling flowers

One floriculturist who started with N150,000, now has 54 staff.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

The minister said there is an on-going four-year strategic programme in the agricultural sector such as the introduction of mechanized farming to align the country with international best practices.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

How Nigeria’s agric sector fared in 2019

The government argues that all these activities were channeled at improving the lives of average Nigerians.

Section of the Notore fertiliser plant

Notore begins Turn Around Maintenance of plant

A disclosure sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange said that the TAM is aimed at returning the company’s operating plant to its 1,500MTPD and 500,000MTPA nameplate production capacity.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

Nigeria’s agric agencies failed to account for N350 million – Audit Report

The report said 423 payments totalling N210.9 million were made without payment vouchers and internal audit checks at the oil palm research firm.

Rusi Leso helping her mother process the gari

SPECIAL REPORT: Ogoni fishermen, farmers lament continued effects of environmental pollution

Farmers and fishermen lament the toll oil spills have taken on their livelihood.

Poultry farm used to illustrate the story.

Border closure saves Nigeria’s poultry industry N50 billion – Official

The multiplier effect of the border closure has also reflected on the upsurge in the operations along the value chain, he said.

Akinwumi Adesina, the President of African Development Bank (AfDB)

What AfDB is doing to support Africa’s growth, development – Adesina

Bank expects electricity grids of 14 ECOWAS countries to be connected by 2020.

National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA)

NITDA partners DFID on smart agriculture projects

NITDA said the jobs will be created through the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture project.

University of Ilorin lecturer builds rice harvesters, locust bean processors

Joshua Olaoye’s other designs include melon shelling, cowpea threshing and sugarcane juice extracting machines.

Cattle used to illustrate the story.

Nigeria Customs takes precautionary measure as cattle disease hits Niger Republic

Nigeria routinely imports sheep and cattle from neighbouring Niger Republic

catfish [Photo Credit: Game & Fish Mag]

Catfish farmers want permanent closure of Nigeria’s land borders

“If the borders are our problem despite the presence of control posts and officers paid to man such posts, let it be closed for eternity.”

Mrs Victoria Uzo Selling Ugu at Karimo Market.

Abuja vegetable farmers lament destruction of crops, lack of seedlings

While the perennial herders-farmers crisis has subsided in recent months, vegetable farmers in the federal capital say the problem remains and complain about the lack of attention from the government.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

Nigerian govt unveils fresh anti-poverty programme, to commence in Niger Delta

The official also said the government plans to replicate the project in the other geo-political zones.

Bank of Agriculture[PHOTO CREDIT: von.gov.ng]

Why Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture is still in distress – Minister

“If you are to sell the Bank of Agriculture now, you have to look at some portfolios.”

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

APC Senator criticises Central Bank of Nigeria’s operations

The senator also asks the CBN to transfer the Anchor Borrowers Programme to the agriculture ministry.

Rice farm

Rice farmers urge Nigerian govt to sustain border closure

“The border closure is a right step in the right direction because it is already increasing wealth among farmers.”

Tijani and Yusufa in their hovel on the cattle farm. Like other children, they spend nights there with cows

While Nigeria keeps mum, Dutch govt acts on Premium Times investigation of FrieslandCampina WAMCO

A senior official for the Dutch foreign affairs ministry, said the child labour which PREMIUM TIMES’ reported in the Nigerian supply chain of FrieslandCampina, is taken “seriously”.

Tijani and Yusufa in their hovel on the cattle farm. Like other children, they spend nights there with cows

Child Labour: After Premium Times’ investigation, FrieslandCampina appoints UK firm for social audit

The company said it is committed to “preventing and eliminating” child labour in its supply chain based on relevant local and international laws and conventions.

A corn farm used to illustrate the story.

UPDATED: NLTP: Nigerian government turning grazing reserves into ranches

141 of the 416 grazing reserves across Nigeria with a total of 3.4 million hectares of land have been gazetted for the exercise, says an official.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

CBN’s intervention in agriculture, manufacturing saved Nigeria N1.3 trillion in import bills – Official

CBN says its intervention in agriculture and manufacturing is targeted at improving local production of rice, fish, sugar and wheat.

Tijani and Yusufa in their hovel on the cattle farm. Like other children, they spend nights there with cows

INVESTIGATION: How child labour boosts milk production at FrieslandCampina in Nigeria

A PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation shows that farmers who supply raw milk to FrieslandCampina, producers of Peak Milk and Three Crown, routinely use children for the most vital processes.

Women are cultivating water leaves in Esin Ufot, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, on May 12th, 2014.

Nigerian government trains women farmers in financial literacy

80 women picked from across the six geo-political zones are p[articipating in the project.

Jacking of cassava water during garri process @ Olorunda

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Oyo’s garri-producing community that lacks basic amenities

Residents of Olorunda in Oyo State have never had electricity. There is also no school, hospital, potable water and others in the community.