Guinness launches scheme to promote agric value chain
In its bid to key into the Federal Government’s policy on diversification and local content, growth of the agricultural value chain and that of smallholder farmers, Guinness Nigeria Plc., has launched an agriculture scheme tagged: “Grow with Nigeria”
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.
Ogbeh links rural, agric development to council autonomy
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has linked poor rural development, low food production and high rural-urban migration to lack of autonomy by the local government authorities.
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.
Fighting food, poverty challenges through women equity in land ownership
When Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, launched the National Gender Action Plan...
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.
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.