‘RMRDC set to overhaul bamboo value chain in Nigeria’
Currently, at industrial level bamboo is mostly used for toothpick production, although there are floor and wall tile manufacturing facilities in the country.
LAKE Rice goes under as border policy flops production MoU
LAKE Rice, a brand of locally cultivated and processed rice by Lagos and Kebbi states, has gone under, The Guardian has reliably gathered. Though Lagos residents have got used to the subsidised brand since 2013
FG appoints Owosibo provost of Fed. College of Animal Health
The Federal Government, through the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has approved appointed Dr Adekoya Olatunde Owosibo as the Provost/Chief Executive Officer of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, in Oyo State.
Firm reaffirms commitment to sufficient rice production
As part of efforts to make Nigeria achieve food self-sufficiency, Popular Farms and Mills Limited, an arm of Stallion Group, has reaffirmed commitment to boost rice production in the country.
Whither the e-wallet scheme?
As fertilizer scarcity lingers across Nigeria, the country seems to be returning gradually to the old fertiliser distribution regime, a development posing serious threats to farmers’ productivity. Before the Goodluck Jonathan regime, the old system of fertiliser supply was weak, inefficient and allegedly fraudulent. A large proportion of intending beneficiaries could not get access to…
4,025 people to get agribusiness training, empowerment in Abia
The Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises- Niger Delta (LIFE-ND) will train 4,025 people in Abia State in agri-businesses, who will be empowered to start up their businesses. The National Coordinator, Mr Sanni Abiodun, disclosed this to The Guardian through the Agribusiness Promotion Coordinator, Mrs Antonia Esenwa, during the a one-week residential business orientation training in Umuahia for 150 people who…
Research council, varsity develop bio-degradable lubricants from seeds
The Raw Material Research and Development (RMRDC) and the University of Benin, Edo State, have developed bio-degradable lubricants from black dates and rubber seed oil. The research objectives, according to Prof. H.D. Ibrahim, Director-General of RMRDC, include building capacity in the auto industry and eradicating or reducing the environmental challenges emanating from the use of…
Stakeholders canvass engagement of youths in N13tr livestock
The Registrar of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), Prof Eustace Iyayi, has asked the Federal Government to deploy the youth population into the N13 trillion livestock industry to curb youth restiveness, and in turn, grow the economy. According to him, to arrest youth restiveness and perennial farmer-herder conflicts in the post-Covid-19 period, the youths can be…
Ogun approves counterpart fund for FG-IFAD agric project
Ogun State government has approved N87.3 million as payment of the state counterpart funds for the implementation of the Federal Government/International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in the state. The VCDP is a project with the objective of enhancing incomes and food security of rural farming households engaged in…
Taking advantage of Nigeria’s strength in cassava production
Cassava is currently the fourth most important food crop in the world, followed closely by maize, wheat and rice. It is cultivated on over 24 million hectares in 105 countries in the world. Of the countries, Nigeria ranks the largest producer. Though Nigeria is the largest producer of the root crop, its low average yield…
Looting grains reserve, silos undermine food security plan
The recent looting of the Strategic Grains Reserve (SGR) warehouses and silos mistaken for COVID-19 palliatives in some states, could hasten the looming food security-related crises and depletion of seeds for 2021 planting season across the country.