With the revelation that Nigeria spends over N20b on food importation yearly, there is need for financial inclusion in the country’s agricultural system, to change its method of farming from producing in small units..
Don on how to stop rejection of Nigeria’s agro produce in international market
For the country’s agricultural produce to be widely accepted by the international markets, all players in produce export must strictly follow the standard set by the countries.
Cross River trains 1000 on digital farming
In a bid to boost food production, the Cross River State Government has trained 1,000 farmers on how to improve farming with modern technology.
FAO urges countries to adopt innovations to attain sustainable agriculture, food production
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has urged member countries to adopt innovations and encourage collaborative efforts at achieving sustainable agriculture and food security globally.
‘Food security is impossible without viable seeds, adequate funding’
Dr. Philips Ojo is the Director- General of the National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC). During the just concluded AgraInnovate’s exhibition in Lagos, he spoke with Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, on the importance of seeds to food security, the menace of seed adulteration and efforts of the council to rid the farming space of inferior…
Our goal is feeding Nigerian with local fish, says NIOMR trainees
Some participants in a two-week capacity-building course for unemployed graduates and women in Lagos have said their goals include feeding Nigerians with nutritious fish, export processed products, create jobs by employing farm hands, self-empowerment ...
Taking steps to prevent bird flu outbreak on poultry farms
The dry season is here again. Outbreaks of avian influenza, popularly called bird flu, always trail the outset of the season. Annually, the deadly strain of the virus, H5N1, has repeatedly re-emerges in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
NCAM seeks women empowerment in agribusiness
The Executive Director of the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Ilorin, Dr Yomi Kasali, has advocated more empowerment of women population in the agricultural the sector.
We must get rid of sniper beans – Agropreneur
Mr Shitu Kabir, the National President, Cowpea and Beans Farmers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, says all hands must...
Researchers identify reasons for poor adoption of agric techs, better varieties
Agricultural technologies and food sufficiency go hand-in-hand as obtainable in the developed economies. Desiring to depart from food insecurity without new technological innovations, their up-scale, widespread adoption and maximisation is a wishful thinking.