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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigerian farmers will have enough fertiliser in 2017 – Investment agency
Eighteen fertilizer blending plants will be operational in 2018.
Soaring maize price in Nigeria defies two year trend
Farmers blamed the continued devastation by army worms of maize crop on the increase.
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.
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.
Bird Flu: Nigerian govt to compensate Ebonyi poultry farmers
“The effect of the avian influenza attack on poultry farms was devastating,” an official said.
Nigeria targets $8 billion forex earning annually from yam export
Ghana is exporting yams but Nigeria is not, a minister lamented.
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.
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.
Notore, Kaduna govt partner to harness agribusiness opportunities
“We have a genuine desire and interest in ensuring that we achieve food security in Nigeria.”
Why Nigeria-produced rice is more expensive than imported ones – Agric Minister
The minister provided various reasons for the price difference between imported and local rice.
Nigeria leans towards crop innovation to bridge $10 billion production loss
Agriculture still remains the largest sector of the Nigerian economy.
Lagos govt to upscale Imota rice milling plant from 2.5 to 16 metric tonnes per hour
The state wants to start milling its Kebbi-produced Lake Rice in Lagos.
Farmers urge Nigerian govt to review cassava bread fund repayment policy
“Government released money for us to plant but we couldn’t get market for our produce.”