Agriculture institute urges staff to embrace FG’s change policy
The Acting Director of National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Ilorin, Dr. Yomi Kasali has urged members and staff of the institute to allow the changed policy of the Federal Government to commence with them.
LAPO disburses N12 billion to 70,819 farmers
The Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) a non-governmental organisation said it has disbursed N11.7 billion to 70,819 rural farmers from 2007 and July 2016.
The looming food crisis
Alarmed by the skyrocketing prices of food stuff, coupled with the destruction of farms and crops by locusts and quelea birds in the north, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbe, the other day, expressed the fear that...
More Nigerians may go hungry as food crisis looms, says Ogbeh
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has raised the alarm that the prices of food items may increase further and more Nigerians may go hungry due to the destruction of farm produce ...
Farmers urge government to tackle challenges in preserving farm produce
Farmers have appealed to the Federal Government to introduce measures that will end post-harvest losses in cash and food crops.Technical Adviser of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Dr. Tunde Arosanyin, made the appeal in Abuja....
Any red line for the naira?
At the last count, the naira exchanged for N408/$1. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) allowed the naira to float against the US dollar and other major currencies. It is like staging a fight between the tortoise and the elephant.
FG launches Green Alternative to revive agricultural sector
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced a plan by the Federal Government to employ 100,000 youths as extension workers, in a bid to provide support services to farmers.
Stakeholders counsel farmers on benefits of GMOs
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said: “We are here to deal with the issue of a new technology. It is scientific and we don’t want sentiments to have upper hand on the issue.