Excel multipurpose holds agric entrepreneurs training
As part of its mandate of raising new era of Agricultural Entrepreneurs to improve the country’s economy, Excel Multipurpose Cooperative Society, in conjunction with the Lagos State government is...
South Africa’s economy contracts in fourth quarter as mining & manufacturing slip
South Africa’s economy contracted 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of last year as mining and manufacturing output shrank, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, putting credit ratings at risk.
FG, IFAD present rice, cassava equipment to farmers
To boost rice and cassava production, the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has presented equipment worth millions of naira to farmers in Anambra State.
Researchers develop pod-borer resistant cowpea
Cowpea farmers, who have been enduring inevitable yield losses, due to the effect of pest-Maruca Vitrata, which perennially damages farms, may soon have cause to smile, as researchers...
Stakeholders task Nigerians on benefits of agro-Processing
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have emphasised the need for the country to be actively involved in agro-processing activities to revive the ailing economy and save it from total collapse.
Nigeria to begin yam exportation in July
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has facilitated the inauguration of a technical working committee to fast track the exportation of Yam by July.
BUA Group partners Kano farmers to boost local rice production
In fulfillment of the Federal Government’s policy of boosting rice production in Kano State, the BUA Rice Ltd, a subsidiary of BUA Group, is partnering the state branch of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), to actualise the dream.
ECOWAS advances 10-year investment plan on emerging agric issues
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has developed a 10-year Regional Agricultural Investment Plan (RAIP), to address emerging issues, such as climate change, nutrition and gender aspects of agriculture....
Food security: Why yam scarcity, price increase may persist
Yam is one of the popular staple foods widely consumed by Nigerians. It is a preferred source of carbohydrate and income for millions of people in the country.