Organic Rice Harvest Commences In Niger
Away from the conventional inorganic fertilizer, widely used in crop farming, a group of farmers in Katcha Local Government of Niger State, under the investment and technical watch of Contec Global Agro Ltd are deploying organic fertilizers and pesticides in a pilot scale of over 30 hectares farmland to grow rice.
Cocoa Stakeholders Call For Govt Involvement In Projects
STAKEHOLDERS in the Nigeria cocoa value chain have called on government at different levels to be involved in the initiation, implementation and monitoring of intervention projects and aid packages in the industry.
Farmers Open Corporate Market, Seek Govt’s Assistance
TO create an opportunity for farmers from different parts of Lagos and the Southwest to get ready market for their produce, Corporate Farmer’s Market opened last week in Gbagada, New Garage Field, Lagos. Corporate Farmers’ Market is one in which farmers bring their fresh produce to sell directly to consumers. The corporate farmers’ market, which…
Why Nigeria’s Wheat Production Programme Is Under Threat
• What Agric Minister Should Know • FMARD, CBN Urged To Better Network RISING from the National Wheat planning conference at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, in July 2015, the signals were clear that stakeholders need no further conviction of the nation’s capacity to grow wheat. It had been…
Wheat/Rice: Nigeria Gears Towards Increased Production, Agric Varsities Return To Mandate
To fully tap into the pool of requisite manpower expected of the various universities of Agriculture in the country and be equipped to turn the sector around in the event of sliding petro-dollar, the Federal Government is to bring these institutions to face their core mandate.
EU Ambassador Dispels Rumours Of Mass Agric Export Ban
The European Union Ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa, HE Michel Arrion, has dispelled rumours of the ban of the exportation of all fresh agricultural products from Nigeria to European markets. He stated categorically that only dry beans was banned, and this was done to protect the health of European consumers.
Seed War: Undermining Potentials Of Nigeria Seed Production Counter-Productive
The N40billion agriculture Anchor Borrower’s Programme, an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), another dry season rice farming effort by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration may have opened doors for small and medium holder rice farmers, it also raised the issue of seed production in Nigeria.
Olam: Working To Boost Production Of Nigerian Rice
Statistics has it that Nigeria consumes whooping five to six million metric tons of rice annually. It is however unfortunate that a country like Nigeria with abundant land and water still imports over three million metric tonnes of rice, while government spend a billion dollars annually on rice importation.
Agripreneur Shows How Bell Apple Farming Generates Wealth
BELL Apple. Here comes another species, which happens to grow quite well in the humid tropical climate as we have in parts of Nigeria, different from that in the Mediterranean type that favours the ‘usual’ apple.
Yam Revolution: IITA/YIIFSWA Hands Over Aeroponics Facility To NRCRI
The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), under the auspices of its Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) has handed over an Aeroponics System Facility to the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, Abia state, which it set up at the insitute.
EU-NIGERIA Business Forum Woos Investors
THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Arc. Sonny Echono, has restated the importance of the EU-Nigeria Business Forum to the investment drive of government in the agricultural sector. Echono told visiting delegation of the European union (EU) led by the Ambassador and Head of Delegation, Mr. Michel Arrion that the forum…