Over 7000 farmers in dairy development programme
Continued deployment of the Dairy Development Programme (DDP) in rural communities is expected to improve the livelihood of farmers and improve their contributions to the economy.
Farmers decry withholding of policy premium by banks
Farmers in the country have expressed concerns over the withholding of insurance premiums by some banks, a development they considered inimical to the growth of the agriculture sector.
Farmers urge Nigerians to patronise poultry meat, others
To ensure empowerment for livestock farmers across the country, the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos State Chapter yesterday urged Nigerians to increase their intake of poultry meat and eggs.
Olam denies face-off with egg farmers in Kaduna
Olam Nigeria, a subsidiary of Olam International Limited has denied claims of misunderstanding between the company and local poultry farmers, over the purported sales of eggs and matured broilers from its Integrated Poultry Facility, in Kaduna State.
FEPSAN, others target 3.9 million farmers for Insurance
To tackle climate change risk effects on farmers in the country, Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN), in partnership with the Pan-African agricultural insurance advisory firm has unveiled an innovative insurance package for smallholder farmers.
Government reiterates commitment to food security, assures farmers of support
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reiterated its commitment to equipping farmers with necessary agro-inputs through the government’s various windows of support.
Project empowers 554 farmers in Edo State
The Edo State office of Fadama 111 Additional Financing programme has empowered no fewer than 554 farmers in the rice value chain in the state as part of the efforts to boost rice production. State project coordinator of the programme, Mr Edward Izevbigie, told newsmen in Benin that the empowerment was with the concept of cultivating hectares per farmer.
Scientist challenges lawmakers to unlock land assets for farmers
Professor Nazif Darma has challenged lawmakers in the ninth National Assembly to unlock the huge land assets across the country to empower small-scale farmers. He said the farmers, though sitting on convertible land wealth, are poor due to lack of titles to their land for loan procurement that would have improved their agricultural expansion.
Jigawa demarcates 57 reserves to curtail farmer-herder conflicts
The Jigawa State government said it had curved out 57 grazing reserves as part of measures to tackle farmer-herder clashes in the state. The deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Umar Namadi, who stated this on Tuesday at a security summit in Guri, said boreholes were provided in all the reserves.
‘Price stability will boost farmers’ productivity’
Pa Samuel Akinade is the chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Oyo State chapter. He spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA on the readiness of farmers to rev up production despite challenging factors of production, calling on each state government to develop irrigation facilities for dry season farmer
Smallholder women farmers seek role in agriculture budget
Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, is seeking more inclusion in the agriculture budgetary allocation process of the FCT that will take into cognizance of their need and livelihood as farmers, and help improve their yield per hectare.