Farmers demand value chain schemes, condemn lopsided interventions
Farmers and agronomists in Nigeria have condemned lopsided and frivolous interventions in the agricultural sector while they also demand that such interventions should be channeled towards value chain development.
Weak financing, scarcity of labour mar agro-allied businesses
• Farmers commend border policy, interventions Stakeholders in agriculture and allied industries have pinpointed weak financing, the comatose state of the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) and dwindling farm labour as factors dragging the sector down. Inability of the government to restructure the bank for coordinated, structured and country-wide sustainable medium to long-term agricultural credit facilities…
Kebbi farmers partner group
Kebbi State chapter of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in collaboration with Dantata Company, has registered 7,000 groundnuts farmers in Kebbi.
AFAN commends FG for improving agric sector in 2019
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has commended the Federal Government on the improvement recorded in some major agricultural value chains in 2019.
Stakeholders brainstorm on maximising potential of agric policies
To maximise the potential benefits of the current government policies of low tolerance for food importation and effective control of the porous borders, stakeholders are brainstorming to identifying ways to effectively emplace the country as a food basket of Africa.
Mixed reactions trail border closure as food prices go up
Some Nigerians have commended the Federal Government for closing porous borders linking the Republic of Benin, Niger Republic and the country, saying such effort had sent signals to the two countries to steer clear of smuggling activities that have affected agricultural production and other industries.
Scientists harp on cattle genetic improvement as farmers commend CBN’s policy on milk imports
Scientists have harped on cattle genetic improvement through cross-breeding for higher milk yield just as agricultural professionals, associations of farmers...
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...
Oyo AFAN urges government to be proactive as new leaders emerge
Farmers in Oyo State have called on the government to be proactive and do the needful for effective implementation of agricultural programmes and policies for the benefit...
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…