As the planting season commences, the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative has kicked off across the country, to provide farmers with fertilizers at affordable rate. A bag is expected to be sold at N5, 500, as against the initial price of N10, 000.
Expert advocates consumption of vitamin ‘A’ cassava
An expert in food and crops production, Jude Ohanele, has appealed to government at all levels to provide more farm inputs and implements for enhanced food production for farmers in Imo State.
FG begins domestication of ‘Malabo Declaration’ for agriculture
The Federal Government said it has commenced domestication of the Malabo Declaration, which stipulates that 10 per cent of Nigeria’s budget be appropriated to the agricultural sector.
Excel multipurpose holds agric entrepreneurs training
As part of its mandate of raising new era of Agricultural Entrepreneurs to improve the country’s economy, Excel Multipurpose Cooperative Society, in conjunction with the Lagos State government is...
South Africa’s economy contracts in fourth quarter as mining & manufacturing slip
South Africa’s economy contracted 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of last year as mining and manufacturing output shrank, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, putting credit ratings at risk.
FG, IFAD present rice, cassava equipment to farmers
To boost rice and cassava production, the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has presented equipment worth millions of naira to farmers in Anambra State.
Researchers develop pod-borer resistant cowpea
Cowpea farmers, who have been enduring inevitable yield losses, due to the effect of pest-Maruca Vitrata, which perennially damages farms, may soon have cause to smile, as researchers...
Stakeholders task Nigerians on benefits of agro-Processing
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have emphasised the need for the country to be actively involved in agro-processing activities to revive the ailing economy and save it from total collapse.
Nigeria to begin yam exportation in July
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has facilitated the inauguration of a technical working committee to fast track the exportation of Yam by July.
BUA Group partners Kano farmers to boost local rice production
In fulfillment of the Federal Government’s policy of boosting rice production in Kano State, the BUA Rice Ltd, a subsidiary of BUA Group, is partnering the state branch of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), to actualise the dream.