Fertiliser policy has reduced price from N13,000 to N5,500, VP claims
Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo has said fertiliser blending programme in collaboration with Morocco has led to establishment of 11 blending plants with a capacity of 2.1million and a price drop from N13,000 per 50kg bag to N5,500. He disclosed this while delivering a convocation lecture at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) recently. He added that agriculture…
FG to partner The Netherlands on seed development
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government’s to collaborate with the Government of the Netherlands on improved seeds/seedlings to boost food production in the country. The minister disclosed this during a courtesy visit by a delegation of private investors, led by the Netherlands’ Ambassador to…
How to create wealth from mango processing for export, local markets
Head of Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, writes on how seasonal and highly perishable mangoes could be processed, preserved and used to create wealth for the processors and other value chain players. THEY are here now in abundance. They come every year. But more of them get wasted than consumed or utilised. They are mangoes. The…
Access Bank woos Nigerian farmers to agric funding facility
Access Bank Plc has urged Nigerians and corporate organisations to leverage the bank’s financial support and solutions to grow their agricultural businesses. The bank’s Head of Agric Desk, Opeyemi Olutayo, while addressing participants at the Agro-Food Nigeria exhibition in Lagos recently said the financial institution as an agric-supporting bank had the capacity to fund from…
Farmcrowdy group launches farmgate Africa to assist rural farmers
To bridge gaps between rural farmers and the market place, the Farmcrowdy Group (FCG) has launched a new subsidiary, Farmgate Africa, a technology-driven agro-trading market place for agriculture commodities in the continent.
FAO begins aquaculture support project to restore livelihoods
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nations (FAO) has launched aquaculture support project to restore livelihoods of households in Borno State.The four-year project funded by EU Trust Fund will engage 100,000 households in farming, livestock and fish production.
Why local wheat production is stunted
Despite Federal Government’s intervention in the wheat sub-sector, to reduce the country’s reliance on importation, it may take the country several years to bridge the huge demand gap.
FMARD, FUNAAB, NASS train youths and women
In order to encourage more youths and women participation in Agriculture, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta ....
One year after, senate, FG mum on palm oil import ban
One year after members of the Upper Legislative Chamber called on the Federal Government to halt the importation of Palm Oil/palm kernel, no decision or policy statement has been made to that effect till date, The Guardian learnt.
FCT farmers want loans to boost food production
Some commercial farmers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have called on the Federal Government to assist farmers with credit facilities to enable farmers to boost food production in the country.