Soil expert tasks food importers on research funding
To solve the challenges of food and nutrition security, stakeholders in food production have called on the Federal Government to formulate policies that will make companies...
Ogun acquires agric equipment under FADAMA scheme
In collaboration with the Federal Government and World Bank, Ogun State government says it has acquired agricultural equipment under the third National Fadama Development Project to increase food production in the state.
Fish farmers battle high production cost
Investigation shows that a large number of the farmers have closed-shops, while those still operating are either struggling to remain in business at zero profit or incurring huge debts to stay afloat.
Edo farmers to cultivate 250,000ha in two years
Godwin Obaseki has disclosed the goal of his administration in ensuring that farmers in the state cultivate a minimum of 250,000 hectares of farmland in the next two years.
Ogun aims towards becoming Nigeria’s food basket
Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Adepeju Adebajo, stated this during a press briefing to commemorate the 2017 ‘World Food Day’ with the theme ‘Change the Future of Migration, Invest in Food Security and Rural Development.’’
Agency raises alarm over two emerging cassava diseases
West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE), the body in charge of addressing diseases of root/tuber crops, on Monday raised alarm over two emerging cassava diseases in Nigeria.
Improved weed control records 27tons/ha from demonstration farms
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) says its on-farm demonstrations in Ogun State have produced average yields of 27 tons per hectare, surpassing the national average of about eight tons/ha.
GEMS4: Tomato imports hit $360m annually
Despite its position as the largest producer of tomato in Africa, Nigeria is said to be importing tomato paste worth over $360m annually, according the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS4) reports.
Ogun acquires three mills to boost rice production
The state has also procured tractors and land clearing equipment to complement the existing fleet, to make agricultural equipment accessible to farmers. The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who disclosed this at the 2017 Trade Promotion and Knowledge Fair.....