FG targets five million jobs in $1.1b agric programme
The Federal Government is planning to create about five million jobs for Nigerians with the launch of 'The Green Imperative' agricultural mechanization programme with a $1.1 billion loan from the Brazilian government.
2019 agric outlook as Federal Government prepares for cattle ranching
In 2018, agricultural productivity and production were hampered by many factors, and from the available records, food production was far from sufficient, especially in rice production.
How states cripple rural development, escalate food, herder-farmer crises, by Audu Ogbeh
First, we heard the statement by the U.S. Agency and we asked them to give evidence. They had none. They based the statement on satellite images of ships heading towards West Africa.
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...
FG to begin cattle ranching soon, says Agric Minister
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said the Federal Government will soon begin cattle ranching in the country to stop cattle and herdsmen from roaming.
‘How to preserve beans, grains without poisonous chemicals’
The use of chemicals for beans preservation has called attention of individuals, government agencies and organisations to food quality and safety in the country.
FG, firms sign pact on farm mechanisation services
The Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian Agricultural Mechanisation and Equipment Leasing Company and Mechanization Service Provider (MSPs) to boost access of farmers to mechanisation services across the country.
FG reaffirms commitment to create jobs through e-wallet systems
The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to create jobs for Nigerian youths through e-wallet systems, which will increase productivity and ensure sustainable development.
Scientists, farmers proffer solutions to food crisis as flood ravages farms
As the world celebrates Food Day tomorrow (October 16), scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs have suggested practical ways of tackling food production challenges, rather than empty lamentations and cosmetic approaches on the part of the government.