Maize, rice farmers accuse NIRSAL of diverting CBN loans
Nigerian maize and rice farmers have accused Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), an offshoot of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), of delaying their maize and rice cultivation for the year by unnecessarily holding back a loan already released by the apex bank. The farmers, under a cooperative society known as HOPE CONCEPT,…
Repositioning agriculture to boost productivity
The famed agricultural successes of the First Republic, symbolised by the groundnut pyramids in the north and the cocoa and palm plantations in the west and east were achieved...
Situating Nigeria’s agric potential
Recently, the Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, caused a buzz when he was shown visiting his expansive farm showcasing diverse crops including animal husbandry. The import of that media blitz of the Speaker’s is that the elite clearly understands that agriculture holds the key to sustainable development. Before Dogara’s, we are witnesses…
NIRSAL to leverage on research institutes, intellects to mitigate risks in agric business
Plans are underway by the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) to collaborate with research institutes, experts and agencies along the agriculture value chain to mitigate agribusiness related risks.
NIRSAL’S PMRO Scheme: Boosting agricultural productivity through improved agric extension Systems
The famed agricultural successes of the First Republic, symbolized by the groundnut pyramids in the north and the cocoa and palm plantations in the west and east were achieved on the back of robust policies and effective agricultural extension systems. But this second factor has not been given adequate emphasis in recent efforts to rejuvenate…
CBN’s efforts to boost Nigeria’s economic growth
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‘Nigeria can earn over $500 million from shea nuts per season’
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL) has said that the country has the opportunity to earn as much as $500 million per season through proper production, packaging and processing of shea nuts.
FG plans $500 million insurance lifeline for farmers, raises coverage to 3.8m beneficiaries
The Federal Government has designed a new insurance policy for farmers worth $500 million to encourage more investment in agriculture in the country through mitigating the risks like drought...
FIIRO, NIRSAL, PTDF push for agric value chain programme
Three federal institutions are currently working on a collaborative effort aimed at enhancing growth in the agricultural value chain in the country.