Expert Urges Investors To Exploit Integrated Agric Potentials
TO further tap into the riches of the unfolding diversified economy through agriculture, Nigerians in the private and public sector have been advised to make investments in the sector. Emerging Port Harcourt-born integrated farmer and industrialist, Al Humphrey Onyanabo, said given our natural human and land resources, “We have the capacity to feed Africa and…
Tackling Challenge Of Food Scarcity At Scientists’ Confab
Chude, at the 39th annual conference of the SSSN at Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara state, said every serious minded nation should have short, medium and long term strategies for food security, “which only proper soil management can guarantee.”
NAIC Targets 15m Farmers For Crop, Livestock Insurance
LIVESTOCK and crop farmers nationwide are in for a better deal now that the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Company (NAIC) has got approval for $5m from Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. This, Adesina, said this would assist the insurance company support its institutional reforms, strengthen operations and roll out of agricultural insurance products. He said that about 15m farmers are expected to get the products in the next three years.
Adani Rice Farmers Lament Low Patronage, Seek Intervention
THE Adani community in Uzo-uwani Council of Enugu State is reputed for rice cultivation and production. Its prowess in this area is due to the existence of vast agricultural area good enough for rice farming. The five villages that make up the Adani community including Iga, Ojo, Ogurugu, Asaba and Adani are rice-farming areas.
FG votes N600 million to compensate owners of bird flu-ravaged farms
Over 400 participants from the federal ministries of agriculture and health and the poultry sector are being trained in the control of avian influenza. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the workshops.
Bird Flu Furry: Nigerian Poultry Farmers Lose 800,000 Birds In 18 States
So far, there is no reported human casualty from poultry-to-human infection. Incidentally, the second coming of Bird Flu to the country has many consumers unperturbed largely because of public education and knowing how to handle the preparation of poultry products in the kitchen. Patrons of fast food centres have not significantly shied away from placing orders for their favorite chicken drumsticks.
NIOMR Unveils New Canned Catfish Platform
Canning of this medium size catfish as value addition is currently ongoing as a means of increasing their utilisation for human consumption, investment opportunities and product diversification, quality standardisation in the local and foreign market. This is in addition to foreign exchange earnings through export of the canned catfish
Agricultural Scientists, Researchers Tackle Poverty, Environmental Degradation
AGRICULTURAL scientists and researchers, who conferred at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan last week offered strategies and results that respond directly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations. In a release by the institute, these, they agree, have marked impact on the lives and livelihoods of smallholder…
Triton Actualises First Phase, Catfish Farming Entreprise
Commences 40MT Pilot Phase Harvest, Plans $65m Investment ANOTHER milestone in fish production agenda of Triton Aqua Africa Limited to go in tandem with the Agriculture Transformation Agenda of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) was achieved, mid week, when the company commenced its local harvest at Iwo, Osun State. It…
National Youth Agric Festival To Debut In Abuja
THE first edition of the National Youth Agric Festival is set to hold in Abuja on March 16, 2015. Endorsed by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the agricultural festival is organised by the Youth Farm (YFarm) Project in partnership with Oxfam and Trust Africa. Youth Farm (YFarm) Project is an initiative of Fresh & Young…
Olam Grants Interest-Free Fund To Cocoa Farmers
AS Olam Nigeria Limited, a leading agri-business company announced its annual results under its Olam Livelihood Charter (OLC), about 12,000 cocoa, cashew and sesame farmers have received over N536 million as financing at zero interest rate. Head, Corporate and Government Relations, Ade Adefeko, Olam Nigeria said this was in support of smallholder communities in…
Premium Aquaculture Plans 20,000MT Catfish, Tilapia In Lagos, Ogun
To Invest $100m At Full Capacity IN three months, several tons of African catfish would roll out of a set of earthen fish ponds at Epe, Lagos State, into the fish supply line, other things being equal. That would be another evidence that investors in the agricultural sector are tapping into the window of…