Ogbeh to discuss technology at CBU annual series
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, will speak on the moribund agricultural industry at the forthcoming 19th annual lecture series of the Catholic Brothers United...
‘Kaduna, nine others to get N10.7 billion rice mill Dec. 2019’
The Federal Government has said that Kaduna, Kogi, Benue, Anambra, Bayelsa and five other states will get 10 large integrated rice milling machines at the cost of N10.7 billion by December 2019.
Proposal for pilot ranches: Reward for criminality?
Earlier in the year, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, wrapped up in himself, made the eerie and mercenary suggestion for grazing “colonies”, nationwide, a sad reminder of the British colonial factor and an evocation of the expansive Fulani jihad of 1804-1808.
How not to set up cattle ranches
What appears to be a clearer understanding by the Buhari administration in its effort to tackle the escalating herdsmen/farmers clashes and the resultant bloodbath...
Ranching: That common sense may prevail
At last, the Federal Government has chosen the path of common sense to support the globally practised modern way of raising livestock, which is ranching. If properly planned and transparently implemented, cattle ranching can be far more economically beneficial to the owners and the nation, as well as eliminate the raging farmers-versus-herdsmen....
Land border closure and implications on local rice production
The Federal Government shocked Nigerians early last week when it disclosed through the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Audu Ogbeh, that it would soon close some neighbouring land borders. Government views such land borders as routes that undermine Nigeria’s efforts at food security, especially...
Government unveils pilot livestock plan for 10 states
The Federal Government yesterday announced moves to create 94 ranches in 10 pilot states under the National Livestock Implementation Plan.
Rice smuggling: FG to shut land border in few days
The Federal Government says it will shut down the land border between Nigeria and a neigbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country.
FG targets production of 8m tonnes of rice in 2018 wet season
The Federal Government says it is targeting the production of eight million tonnes of paddy by rice farmers across the country in 2018 wet season.