FECA: Ogbeh reads riot act to intruders
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Audu Ogbeh, has expressed Federal Government’s readiness to prosecute people trespassing landed properties of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), Ondo State. Ogbeh, who stated this in Akure, during the diamond jubilee celebration of the college, identified land grabbing, destruction of farms and plantations as major challenges…
CAVA II identifies inconsistency in raw materials as bane of cassava production
The Country Manager of Cassava Adding Value for Africa II (CAVA II) (Nigeria), Prof. Later Sanni has identified inconsistency in the supply of raw materials as a major and critical point for the survival of large-scale industries in the country. Sanni, who stated this during the facilitation and communication skills training programme for Development…
Okowa tasks Nigerians on agriculture
Nigeria can put an end to hunger, create jobs and wealth if every hand is on deck in the transformation of the agricultural sector, by taking agric production and its value chain as a business and vital means of food security. Delta State, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, who disclosed this at the Charity Day and Agric…
Nigeria produces 75 % of seeds in West Africa
The Director General of National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Mr. Philip O. Ojo has disclosed that Nigeria produces more than 75 percent of the seeds used in West Africa, just as Jigawa State produces more than 80 per cent of the total seeds produced in the country. Ojo who stated this during his courtesy visit to…
Dizengoff tasks farmers on mechanisation
To attain food sufficiency in the country through agricultural revolution, there is urgent need to train farmers to know more about modern agriculture and sizeable level of resource commitment to the sector.
Research Institutes strike underscore FG’s lip service to agric
As the indefinite strike action of Joint Unions of Research Institutes and Allied Institutions in the country enters its fifth week, there is no hope in sight of early resolution, as the parties are yet to reach a common ground.
‘Nigerians produce only 30% of chicken consumed in the country’
The Coordinator of natnudO Foods’ Broiler Outgrower Scheme tagged natnuPreneur, Mr. Gbolade Adewole, has disclosed that only 30% of chicken consumed in Nigeria every year is produced locally.
FAO, Agric ministry distribute farm machinery to farmers in Ebonyi
The Food and Agriculture Organistaion (FAO) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Friday distributed farm machinery to nine groups in Ebonyi.
FG subsidises farmers’ insurance by 50% – NAIC
The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says the Federal Government is subsidising farmers’ insurance in the agricultural value chain by 50 per cent. The Managing Director of NAIC, Mrs Folashade Joseph, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the corporation. “We want to use this opportunity to encourage farmers…
Why yam is predisposed to rot
THE reported rejection of Nigerian yams exported to the United States and the controversies it generated, is no doubt a national embarrassment, considering the fanfare that heralded export of the first consignment, on June 29, by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, from the Apapa port, Lagos, to Europe and United States. Just…