AGRICULTURE

INTERVIEW: How I got into acting, my Wedding Party experience – Sola Sobowale

The actress also spoke on what she did in the UK during a break from Nollywood.

Osinbajo commission’s fertiliser plant, pledges govt’s commitment to private sector

“The kind of economic growth and prosperity that we’re aiming for cannot happen without private capital.”

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo [Photo Credit: Pulseng]

Osinbajo to inaugurate $1.5 billion fertilizer plant in Port Harcourt

The plant has a production capacity of 4,000 metric tons of nitrogenous fertilizer per day.

A Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria moves to stop Asians from having direct dealings with farmers

“We really need to guard against the undue exploitation of our resources by these Asian countries.”

Commercialise your finished research, Osinbajo tells IITA

The acting president said research was not enough if it was not marketed for universal application.

Nigerian experts test six chicken breeds to improve poultry production

The new breed produces up to about 200 eggs annually compared to 65 produced by local breed.

Anam Yams

IITA research eases fears over Nigeria’s yam supplies

Nigeria has kicked off export of yam.

Nigeria develops new schemes for agricultural export to Europe, others

The government also initiated the National Quality Infrastructure Project, NQIP.

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.

Maize

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.

Chickens [Photo: Naijagist]

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.