Many Nigerians from all walks of life have called for the speedy re-introduction of various agricultural boards for cash crops such as cocoa, cashew, rice and maize, while several others have kicked against such a move.
Kebbi, P&G partner to train women farmers
The Kebbi State government has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Procter and Gamble (P&G), a leading consumer goods company in Nigeria, with the aim of empowering and training women in the state. Singing the MOU at the weekend, the Kebbi State governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu Abubakar, said the partnership would support the Kebbi…
Ogbeh commends women over 70% contributions to food production
The Federal Government has commended Nigerian women farmers for contributing no less than 70% to the national food production. The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Audu Ogbeh, expressed the commendation while launching the National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) for agriculture to build capacities of Nigerian women. The minister said that the objectives of the National Gender…
AfDB agric pact with Purdue varsity fires youths’ passions
Increasing youth engagement in profitable agriculture and agribusiness is critical for sustainable agricultural development. For Miriam Ahuna Ofoeze, a young processor at the National Root Crops Research Institute in Umudike, Abia State, nothing now stands between her and her goal of becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. Thanks to an innovative training programme sponsored by…
2018 World Food Day: Farmers showcase produce at maiden Lagos farm fair
Signs of food insecurity across the world means there is considerable work to be done towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.
Lokpobiri tasks West Africa coastal countries on piracy on waters
The Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, who doubles as the President of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) has advised member countries to ensure that all vessels plying the coastal waters...
Scientists endorse genetically modified crops
As the arguments and counter-arguments against the introduction and acceptability of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) rage on, scientists and research centres have endorsed their use by Nigerian farmers to enhance agricultural productivity and food security in the country.
How Nigerians earn foreign currencies selling Nsukka pepper
Coals may have dried up in the once bustling mines in Enugu. Unlike the coal-mining era, the current activities do not require exploring the claustrophobic, cavernous tunnels dug deep into the bowels of the earth to unravel; they are taking place right on earth’s surface.
IITA, varsity advocate food system transformation
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called for total transformation of the national food systems to prevent hunger and reduce poverty in Nigeria. According to them, it is possible to achieve zero hunger in Nigeria if the right systems were put in place.
FG reaffirms commitment to create jobs through e-wallet systems
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to create jobs for Nigerian youths through e-wallet systems, which will increase productivity and ensure sustainable development.
FAO canvasses improved rural economy to curb migration
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has advised developing countries to strengthen the development of the rural economy to accommodate young people. In a recent report, FAO lamented inadequate resources and attention to agriculture, a main focus of rural development, stressing that modernising the sector in poor areas could yield substantial benefits, raise productivity…