All Farmers Association of Nigeria
COVID-19: Farmers count losses as commodities perish for lack of buyers - Part1
Umar Kalo Vsla is a watermelon farmer in Damana community, Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
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.
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…
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…
AFAN allays fears on food crisis
Despite the destruction of over 122,653 hectares of farmlands across states by flood, the National President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kabir Ibrahim has assured that there will be no food crisis.
Foundation, farmers’ association hold cassava festival in Akwa Ibom
People, Environment and Sustainability Foundation, in collaboration with All Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (AFAN), recently held a maiden Cassava Festival also known as Usoro Iwa in Akwa Ibom State. Sponsored by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and Champion Breweries, the festival aimed at sharing culinary skills and ideas, and showcasing cassava as a food…
Local rice production: Stakeholders demand better policies
In the face of soaring price of imported rice, experts are advocating urgent import substitution programme, introduction of stringent restrictions on rice importation and encouraging of more private sector participation, to inspire local farmers.
Large scale farmer expresses optimism over bumper harvest
A large scale farmer in Kano State, Alhaji Garba Bichi, has expressed optimism that the state would record bumper harvest this farming season.
Bank of Agriculture, agric revolution and matters arising
The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) recently signed an agreement with Lovol, one of the leading Chinese technology companies that specialises in the manufacturing of tractors, to execute a 300 million-dollar agricultural mechanisation programme in the country.