Nigerians demand local government autonomy for agric, rural development
Nigerians from all walks of life have called on the Federal Government and the state counterparts to expedite actions to make local government councils autonomous...
Fears of Nigerian farmers, underwriters over farm, agro-allied insurance
A poultry farmer in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, Mr Joseph Babalola, was feeding his 4,000 ISA-brown laying birds with gusto, assisted by two male attendants...
Kano government supports AFAN with N132m for mechanised farming
The Kano State government has supported the state chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) with N132 million to enable it take delivery of the 44 tractors it ordered recently from India. The state AFAN chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Kano…
Dying extension services threatening food security
Over the years, the agricultural sector has not only played a critical role in ensuring food security, but has also contributed significantly...
Farmers attribute food insufficiency to rural underdevelopment
Head, Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA; LAWRENCE NJOKU (Enugu) and AHMADU IDRIS (Birnin-Kebbi) write on the state of rural infrastructure, the government policy on gap closing and lack of political willpower to really diversify the economy. The Agricultural Promotion Policy (2016-2020) of the Mohammadu Buhari-led administration, especially on gaps closing between demand and supply of crops and livestock…
AFAN allays fears on food crisis
Despite the destruction of over 122,653 hectares of farmlands across states by flood, the National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kabir Ibrahim has assured that there will be no food crisis.
Farmers, agro-industrialists, others demand simple procedures in agric financing
Farmers, industrialists and financial experts in the agro-allied industries have called on the Federal Government to simplify processes...
Experts, BOA explain agric loan conditions as farmers lament poor funding
Financial experts and the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) have explained conditions attached to getting agric facilities while farmers narrate their ordeals getting loans.
Edo farmers seek direct sale of fertilizers
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) yesterday appealed to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to ensure that fertilizers from the state owned fertilizer plant were sold directly to farmers in the state.