Rural areas are poised to be a significant economic driver in developing countries. According to the latest 2017 State of Food and Agriculture report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are transforming rural communities and promoting agriculture.
AFGEAN, Profitville, Maidville sign MoU on farmers’ market
The Agricultural Fresh Produce Growers And Exporters Association Of Nigeria (AFGEAN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with Profitville Limited...
Oxfam highlights roles of Right to Food campaign
An international non-governmental organisation, Oxfam has highlighted the critical role of Right to Food campaign and access of land in solving inequality in Nigeria.
Delta Government signs joint venture agreement to establish agro industrial park
The Delta Government on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement with two companies for the establishment of a multi-billion naira agricultural industrial park in the state. The state government entered into the agreement with Mirai Technology Limited and Norsworthy Investment Limited at the Government, Asaba. Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa said that the agricultural industrial park would…
FECA provost tasks militants on developing agric
The Provost of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, Ondo State (FECA), Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina, has urged ex-militants to channel their zeal and doggedness to revolutionise agriculture in the country.
Rice: How local repackaging undermines self-sufficiency
The Federal Government’s efforts at achieving self-sufficiency in rice production appears to be hitting the brick wall, with the record of sharp practices in the rice value chain. One of such is the repackaging of locally produced rice, as foreign rice.
259,451 farmers, agric workers, others get NSIP loan
The Federal Government said it has successfully disbursed loans to a total of 259,451 farmers, agric workers, and other businesses at the bottom of the financial pyramid, across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), through its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).
Oyo government rallies BoI’s support on industrialisation, agriculture
The Oyo State government has sought the Bank of Industry’s (BoI) expertise to drive industrialisation and agricultural development in the State and Nigeria at large. The Governor, Oyo State, Senator. Abiola Ajimobi, explained that the move was coming on the heels of the Development Finance Institution’s (DFI) proven track record in providing technical and financial…
Firm harps on improved infrastructure to check post-harvest losses
Dreamfield Farms Limited has called on government at all levels to deploy adequate storage facilities at strategic points across the country to prevent food wastage. The Chief Executive Officer, Dreamfield Farms Limited, Roland Omorosemi, explained that Nigerian farmers lose more than half of their farm produce due to lack of proper storage facilities. …
Growsel targets more jobs, increased food production with funding for farmers
Growsel, a AgTech company in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to increased food production and improved employment opportunities in the agriculture sector by disbursing the initial tranche of farm loans to its first set of farmers in 2018. The crowd funded loans which would be repaid after sales of the planted crops are meant…
Cocoa farmers decry multiple revenue points
Cocoa farmers, under the umbrella of Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), have decried the multiplicity of revenue points in Cross River State. The National President of the association, Mr. Sayina Riman, made the condemnation in Calabar when members paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Esu. The members stated that they were…
Dizengoff targets greenhouse technology to boost agric production
The Chief Executive Officer, Dizengoff Nigeria, Antti Ritvonen has described Greenhouse technology as an investment option with juicy returns on investment for investors within a short time. Ritvonen, who disclosed this at a media parley on agric investment in Lagos, said the technology has the potential of rapidly expanding the country’s agricultural production, including a…