Smallholder women farmers seek role in agriculture budget
Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, is seeking more inclusion in the agriculture budgetary allocation process of the FCT that will take into cognizance of their need and livelihood as farmers, and help improve their yield per hectare.
Imperatives of agric insurance under climate change
Agriculture in Nigeria is a critical aspect of the nation’s economy, providing direct employment for about 30 per cent of the population, while the sector contributes about 24 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics.
‘Adulteration by big seed companies sabotaging rice productivity, sufficiency’
Dr Olabisi Awoniyi is in charge of the Directorate of Agriculture, Lower Niger River Basin Authority, Ilorin (covering Kwara and Kogi states). He spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA on challenges that the country should resolve to boost rice production and value chain development as some land borders are closed and the product becomes more expensive
Sterling Bank plans to invest more than N10 Billion in education sector by 2020
Sterling Bank has identified Education as one of the sectors to focus its investment and also make a meaningful impact on the Nigerian economy. It identified the sector as one of the five critical sectors in dire need of investment.
We must make agric Interesting to youths – Jamodu
The Wealth Is Here Campaign has been launched, to engage youths in agriculture and turn their creative ideas to successful agribusiness enterprises. The objective of the campaign, launched in Lagos, by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation
Investment in stocks growing despite economic challenges, says NSE president
In this chat with The Guardian’s News Editor MARCEL MBAMALU, Council President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, speaks on a wide range of economic issues, including the fiscal and monetary policies of government as catalysts for growth.
‘Internet disruptions, power outages limit digital opportunities’
Two hydra-headed challenges of erratic power supply and constant Internet disruptions have been identified as major limitations stifling the economy, especially digital opportunities.
Appeals: Lagos reiterates commitment to farmers’ livelihood
Lagos State Government has assured farmers; processors, youth and women that the World Bank assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS) will improve their livelihood.
Lagos government acquires 84 hectares of land in Osogbo to boost food production
The Lagos State Government said it had acquired 84 hectares of land in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, for cultivation of various crops to meet the food needs of residents of the state. Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
CHC wants FG to explore other means of sustaining cattle rearing
The Christ Holy Church International has urged the Federal Government to abandon its Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy and explore other means of sustaining cattle rearing to avoid hurling the country into crisis.
Gombe State Government moves to sustain cotton production
Gombe State Government says it has taken steps to sustain cotton production as well as encourage cotton farmers in the state. Mr Umar Malala, Director of Produce and Pest Control Services, Gombe State Ministry of Agriculture, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday.