Group dissociates self from malicious publication against agric minister
The Farouq Mudi-led All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has disassociated itself from a malicious publication against the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono.
Grazing routes: Suspense as debate goes to the wire
There is palpable apprehension nationwide, as the search for solution to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers, which have intensified across the country in recent time, seems not yielding the desired results.
Knocks, kudos for Anchor Borrowers scheme in South West
Six years after the Federal Government launched the Anchor Borrowers Programme through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to assist in food production, the report card from the Southwest...
How private security measures on farm investments push food inflation
As kidnapping for ransoms and killing of farmers escalate countrywide, high cost of ensuring security of life and property on most farms has pushed up cost of production and food inflation in the country amid other production constraints.
Importation inevitable to crash food prices as AFAN boss suspends Mudi
The factional President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Ibrahim Kabir, has said Nigeria will have to import food to crash prices of food commodities in the market. Ibrahim, while reacting to a move by the Central Bank of Nigeria ...
FG, states allocate less than 5% to agric
Allocations by federal and state governments to agriculture in 2021 have fallen below five per cent, less than half way into the bottom line agreed to at the Maputo and Malabo declarations
How COVID-19, climate change marred agric sector in 2020
High prices of foodstuffs in the country have been attributed to poor agricultural productivity in 2020, as the sector was marred by COVID-19 pandemic, climate-induced floods and drought...
Garri…popular food now beyond the reach of masses
Garri, a common staple food widely consumed by Nigerians, especially in the South, is gradually going beyond the reach of the masses, as its price keeps increasing almost on daily basis.
78,120 farmers abandon food production in Borno, Taraba, others
No fewer than 78,000 farmers in Borno, Katsina, Taraba, Plateau and other states in the north have abandoned their farmland as a result of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen.