Peters made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of a two-day capacity building workshop on ‘’agricultural products loss, reduction and value addition for rural farmers,’’ held at Ahiazu Mbaise Local Council of Imo State.
Fish farmers battle high production cost
Investigation shows that a large number of the farmers have closed-shops, while those still operating are either struggling to remain in business at zero profit or incurring huge debts to stay afloat.
Edo farmers to cultivate 250,000ha in two years
Godwin Obaseki has disclosed the goal of his administration in ensuring that farmers in the state cultivate a minimum of 250,000 hectares of farmland in the next two years.
Ogun aims towards becoming Nigeria’s food basket
Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo, stated this during a press briefing to commemorate the 2017 ‘World Food Day’ with the theme ‘Change the Future of Migration, Invest in Food Security and Rural Development.’’
Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases
West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), the body in charge of addressing diseases of root/tuber crops, on Monday raised alarm over two emerging cassava diseases in Nigeria.
Improved weed control records 27tons/ha from demonstration farms
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) says its on-farm demonstrations in Ogun State have produced average yields of 27 tons per hectare, surpassing the national average of about eight tons/ha.
GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually
Despite its position as the largest producer of tomato in Africa, Nigeria is said to be importing tomato paste worth over $360m annually, according the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS4) reports.
Ogun acquires three mills to boost rice production
The state has also procured tractors and land clearing equipment to complement the existing fleet, to make agricultural equipment accessible to farmers. The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who disclosed this at the 2017 Trade Promotion and Knowledge Fair.....
Foundation raises alarm on importation of dangerous food into Nigeria
The Taylor Odeje Foundation, has raised alarm over increase importation of dangerous food contents into the country.The founder of the organisation, Chef Taylor Odeje raised the alarm that the nation is enriching and helping other countries’ economy to grow by allowing exportation of jobs....
South Africa to woo investors at IMF meetings
South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago head to Washington this weekend to meet ratings agencies and international investors in a bid to boost growth in an economy that is emerging from recession.