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.
Farmcrowdy wins multi-awards including Tech Start-up of the Year 2017 at Nigeria Technology Awards
At the recently concluded Nigerian Technology Awards, Farmcrowdy, Nigeria's first digital agriculture company carted away three of the five awards the company was nominated for.
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…
Shrimps: Nigeria loses $2.3b to poachers
At Agra Innovate Expo, LCCI Boss Harps On Value Chain Potentials Nigeria is losing a whopping sum of $2.3b annually to activities of poachers on its high seas, due to the country’s inability to monitor its waters. Executive Director, Nigerian Institute of Oceanography, Gbola Akande who disclosed this at Agra Innovate West Africa Expo, held…
FUNAAB VC seeks measures to consolidate Nigeria’s cassava
The Federal Government and other stakeholders in the Cassava Value Chain have been enjoined to play their roles efficiently and also apply new strategies to sustain...
AfDB, IsDB to boost agriculture, fight drought
African Development Bank (AfDB) in a joint initiative with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) said it is set to boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda.
GAIN, CIAT task FG on bio-fortified crops cultivation
Consumption of bio-fortified foods has been identified as antidote to malnutrition, considering nutrition crisis and the 10 per cent loss in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Ogun to prioritise agric in 2018 budget
In its bid to diversify the economy, Ogun State, the state government has promised to pay more attention to the Agriculture sector in 2018.