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…
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…
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...
PAN, AFAN list ways to end food smuggling, import
Competitive food production, involvement of youths in agriculture, introduction of technologies and mobilisation of resources to the agro-allied industry have been suggested as means of ending high food import bills and smuggling.
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.
Kano State to set up mobile court to recover agric loans
The Kano State Government is to set up a mobile court to recover loans from defaulters of the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers‘ Programme.
AGRIKEXPO records rise in number of exhibitors, others
The sixth edition of AGRIKEXPO 2017, which has become one of Africa’s biggest events for agribusiness development and conferences, has continued to rise in profile with a burgeoning number of exhibitors and visitors from all over the continent and the world.