Stakeholders in agribusiness have raised concern over the increasing threat of post-harvest loss in the tomato value-chain, a development if not tackled with needed solution; is capable of frustrating policies on food security in the country. Besides, the experts working under the Yieldwise Nigeria project worried over low budgetary allocation and inactive policy direction of…
Kano government unveils N36 billion Ruga settlement project
The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has inaugurated a $95 million agro-pastoral development project, a flagship programme anchored on food security
Agric crowdfunding operators warn Nigerians against scams, pool N20bn for investment
Nigerians have been warned to avoid traps of scammers in the name of agricultural crowdfunding platforms offering unrealistic return on investments. Operators have also said that since inception of the innovation
How to maximize potentials of plantain
Plantain (Musa spp.) is a staple crop, a source of carbohydrate, rich in vitamin and minerals such as calcium and iron. Unripe plantain can be used as a booster for iron deficiency in the body.
VSF supports Northeast insurgency victims with 3,600 goats
To lessen the hardship experienced in the Northeast region due to activities of Boko Haram insurgents, which led to the killing of over six million animals...
Lagos inaugurates Food Market in Badagry
To promote the structuring of agricultural produce marketing for traceability and quality assurance, Lagos State Government has inaugurated a new Food Market at Agbalata...
Group canvasses gender-friendly agricultural policy
A coalition of women farmers under the Smallholder Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON), has called on the Federal Government to provide them subsidised seedlings, fertilizer and gender-friendly equipment
How Bt. cotton raises hope for textile industry revival, by NABDAindustry revival, by NABDA
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has explained that productivity data of the improved varieties of cotton obtained from farmers’ fields has raised the hope that the moribund textile industry
Scientists say NiMET’s rainfall forecast portends food security
Agricultural scientists have explained that the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s (NiMet’s) forecast of about 160 days of rainfall in Sahelian region of the north, 200 days in the central parts of Plateau
Expert advocates consumption of organic foods, vegetables
An agricultural expert, Mr. Patrick Ugwumba, has advocated the consumption of organic foods for healthy lifestyles for longevity. He also said plant-based foods and organically produced foods are environments