The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-led Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) is set to sign agreements to establish 136 demonstration plots, with farmers across four states-Abia, Benue, Ogun and Oyo States.
AATF, CAMAP begin cassava revamp
Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of over 34 million tonnes, but even with this, the country is yet to meet its local demand.
Olam rain farm to boost rural economy
The Olam Grain farms in Kaduna State, which forms part of the newly commissioned state-of-the-art Integrated Poultry facility, comprising of poultry farm, hatchery and feed mill factory has raised the hope of engaging more than 300,000 smallholder farmers in its outgrower programme.
PJS Agro farms create 1,200 jobs through rice production
The PJS Agro farms Limited says it has created 1,200 jobs, in partnership with the Federal Government, through rice production.
Nigeria set to benefit from $200b crops fortification programme
A Washington DC-Based international health and enhanced food nutrition organization, Harvest Plus, has listed Nigeria as one of the beneficiaries of a revolutionary crop production
Olam to launch largest integrated poultry facility in Kaduna
In the past 27 years, the company says it has expanded from cashew into cocoa, sesame, rice, wheat milling, biscuits, confectionary, dairy products, noodles and kitchen ingredients, such as tomato paste and seasoning.
GEM beneficiaries raise alarm over delayed disbursement of second tranche
Beneficiaries of the Growth and Employment Program (GEM), a World Bank Intervention funds initiated in 2015 have raised alarm over endless delay in accessing the second tranche of the fund....
CBN distributes 10,000 chicks to flag off anchor borrowers programme
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has flagged-off the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) for poultry farmers in Lagos State, with the distribution of 10,000 day old chicks to members of the Erikorodo Poultry Estate Farmers Association, Ikorodu.
Cassava bread fund: Going way of failed interventions
After years of foot-dragging on disbursement of the major portion of the N10b first tranche release from the Cassava bread fund by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Bank of Industry....
Institute distributes new maize variety to Oyo communities
To avert maize scarcity, especially in the Southwest, the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, Oyo State has distributed over a metric tonne of new maize variety, to farmers in select local councils, farm settlements and villages in Oyo State.