FG goes tough on fake seed distribution companies
Following reports of fake seeds in the country, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said the Federal Government would persecute and imprison persons and companies engaged in sale of fake seeds.
Cassava stem prices crash
Prices of cassava stems have dropped to N400 per bundle after touching a high of N1, 200, as demand eases.Since last year, prices of cassava roots and its derivatives such as Garri climbed to an all-time high as demand outstripped supply.
AATF, CAMAP begin cassava revamp
Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of over 34 million tonnes, but even with this, the country is yet to meet its local demand.
Olam rain farm to boost rural economy
The Olam Grain farms in Kaduna State, which forms part of the newly commissioned state-of-the-art Integrated Poultry facility, comprising of poultry farm, hatchery and feed mill factory has raised the hope of engaging more than 300,000 smallholder farmers in its outgrower programme.
PJS Agro farms create 1,200 jobs through rice production
The PJS Agro farms Limited says it has created 1,200 jobs, in partnership with the Federal Government, through rice production.
Nigeria set to benefit from $200b crops fortification programme
A Washington DC-Based international health and enhanced food nutrition organization, Harvest Plus, has listed Nigeria as one of the beneficiaries of a revolutionary crop production
Olam to launch largest integrated poultry facility in Kaduna
In the past 27 years, the company says it has expanded from cashew into cocoa, sesame, rice, wheat milling, biscuits, confectionary, dairy products, noodles and kitchen ingredients, such as tomato paste and seasoning.
GEM beneficiaries raise alarm over delayed disbursement of second tranche
Beneficiaries of the Growth and Employment Program (GEM), a World Bank Intervention funds initiated in 2015 have raised alarm over endless delay in accessing the second tranche of the fund....