The Osun State government is on the verge of becoming the hub for rice production in the Southwest, with its recent move to focus on rice cultivation, as part of its agricultural policies.
USAID trains 80 women, youths on agriculture
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through one of its programmes-Africa Lead and other partners have trained 80 women and youths in the areas of management and agriculture, to help push for food security in Africa.
Experts task farmers on organic farming
Farmers have been enjoined to embrace organic agriculture export, to raise the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country and expand its economies.
Firm distributes inputs, pumping machines to kebbi rice farmers
As part of efforts to enhance food security and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers, Oxfam with the support of the European Union has commenced the distribution of dry season farm inputs to farmers in Kebbi State.
Presidential initiative on fertilizer kicks off
As the planting season commences, the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative has kicked off across the country, to provide farmers with fertilizers at affordable rate. A bag is expected to be sold at N5, 500, as against the initial price of N10, 000.
FG begins domestication of ‘Malabo Declaration’ for agriculture
The Federal Government said it has commenced domestication of the Malabo Declaration, which stipulates that 10 per cent of Nigeria’s budget be appropriated to the agricultural sector.
Chi farms mark 10 years of successful partnership
The partnership, according to the company’s executive director, Martin Middernacht, has made Chi Farms a leading grandparent integrator and distributor of quality day-old chicks in Nigeria.
South Africa’s economy contracts in fourth quarter as mining & manufacturing slip
South Africa’s economy contracted 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of last year as mining and manufacturing output shrank, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, putting credit ratings at risk.
Cotton should be seen as national asset, says Achimogu
There are many factors responsible for that. Mainly, it has to do with lack of research and investment. One of the most important things to keep cotton production going...