F2FDialogue: ‘Implementation of agric policies must be proactive, grassroots-directed’
Stakeholders at the ongoing Farm2Fork Dialogue have urged all players and actors involved in policy making to create proactive policies at grassroots levels
IITA introduces agric digital tools to boost food production
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving the yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App.
Yobe moves to promote agric for food security, economic development
Governor Maimala Buni of Yobe State has said that the agriculture sector is not fully harnessed as an alternative means of job and wealth creation. Consequently, he is mapping out strategies to promote agriculture for food security and economic progress.
Kaduna to establish agric e-library
Kaduna State Government is set to establish an e-library and data bank, to strengthen the capacity of its Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in areas of coordination, planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, among others.
JDPC laments N60bn agric budget deficit in Ondo
The Justice, Development and Peace Centre (JDPC), Ondo State chapter, has decried the low budgets to the agricultural sector in the state. JDPC chairman, Public Finance in Agriculture for Budget Committee (PFA), Chief Pius Akomolafe, disclosed this at a press briefing on the 2019 agric budget in Akure, pegged at N9,838,371,924.62. Akomolafe lamented some inadequacies…
Lagos promises to boost agric production, marketing
The Lagos State Government has promised to use the Agro-processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project to increase productivity, processing and marketing of agric value chain in the state. Commissioner for Agriculture, Oluwatoyin Suarau, disclosed this during the APPEALS Project Advocacy/Interactive Session held at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. APPEALS is a comprehensive…
Access Bank woos Nigerian farmers to agric funding facility
Access Bank Plc has urged Nigerians and corporate organisations to leverage the bank’s financial support and solutions to grow their agricultural businesses. The bank’s Head of Agric Desk, Opeyemi Olutayo, while addressing participants at the Agro-Food Nigeria exhibition in Lagos recently said the financial institution as an agric-supporting bank had the capacity to fund from…
Kano PDP rally: Atiku pledges priority attention to Agric, commerce
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has promised to give priority attention to agriculture and Commerce, if elected President. He made the promise while addressing party supporters at the rally held at the Sani Abacha stadium, Kofar Mata in Kano on Sunday. He said if given the mandate in forthcoming general elections,…
OCP Africa Invests $2.35 million to boost agric in 2019
The OCP Fertilisers Nigeria Limited is set to pump a total sum of $2.350m to develop the country’s agriculture sector in 2019, through its various projects. Through the projects, which include OCP School Lab, OCP Agribooster, One Stop Shop, and others, the organisation is targeting to reach about 200,000 farmers by expanding its area of…
ECOWAS parliament advocates10% budget for agric
The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has urged member nations to invest at least 10 per cent of their annual budgets in the agricultural sector. The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, while speaking during the planetary of the ECOWAS Parliament, acknowledged that agriculture is the backbone of every economy in…