Firm distributes sesame seeds to farmers in Taraba
No fewer than 800 farmers have been supported with four kilogrames of the sesame seeds each by Olam Nigeria Limited. The distribution improved the seeds, according to the Branch Manager of Olam, Roshan Tated, was aimed at empowering farmers in the state to embark on sesame seed farming. The distribution is geared at “improving sesame…
Kebbi to export rice, as output hits 3.56m metric tonnes
The Kebbi State Government has disclosed readiness to export rice in commercial quantity to other countries, considering its current production status, as the largest producer of rice in the country.
Abia commences Oil Palm revolution, distributes two million Tenera seedlings
Abia State has flagged-off its Oil Palm revolution and allied products project, with the distribution of two million high yield species of Tenera seedlings to communities
FUTO goes into commercial farming
• Cultivates 59 Hectares Of Cassava, Others In its bid to enhance food sufficiency and boost revenue, the authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), have cultivated about 59 hectares of farmland within the institution, for different food crops. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze, disclosed this while briefing journalists. Eze, said…
EFCC’s agric loan recovery efforts trigger questions on due diligence
Sequel to Federal Government’s directive to the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) to recover non-performing loans within 90 days, the bank has partnered with security agencies...
How to maximise yield in maize cultivation
Maize production can fetch a farmer or farming household some reasonable income. Youths with little resources thinking of agriculture have a soft landing in maize cultivation...
Raysida proposes law for agro-militia, food security
A Professor of Agricultural Seed Science and Technology, Dr Ozonwa Kamalu-Ejiogu, has posited that to achieve sustainable, effective, and efficient food production and productivity through rural community farm watch, the National Assembly should enact a law to create a National Land Grant Agro-militia and Food Soldiers. Kamalu-Ejiogu, who is the Charter President/CEO & Commander-General (Agriculture…
Footprints in Nigeria’s journey to agricultural development
The Royal Dutch Shell laid the first crude oil pipeline in the country from the Oloibiri field to Port Harcourt on Bonny River to access export facilities.
Pineapple: Farmers lament low patronage
Pineapple is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries. It is regarded as the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family. It contributes over 20 per cent of the world production of tropical fruits, rated second to banana as the most important harvested fruit.