Stakeholders seek national adoption of ‘Six Steps’ toolkit, improved cassava varieties
Stakeholders and policymakers in the agric sector are advocating the adoption of the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices toolkit, developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture....
Whither the e-wallet scheme?
As fertilizer scarcity lingers across Nigeria, the country seems to be returning gradually to the old fertiliser distribution regime, a development posing serious threats to farmers’ productivity.
Nigeria’s Huge Import-dependency Syndrome
Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye’s recent disclosure that 70 percent of medicines used in Nigeria are imported while only 30 per cent are produced locally is another disclosure that tells..
FG loses N10.4b yearly to stalled silos concession
About N10.4b yearly concession fee and share profit might have been lost by the Federal Government in the last one year, due to the non-release of the 19 Silo Complexes concessioned in 2019.
Perm sec denies wrongdoing as HoSF queries N48b expenditure
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, whose stewardship at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development...
Contractors threaten to sue ministry over alleged N40b debt
Over 200 contractors have threatened to sue the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) over alleged non-payment of their N40 billion debt incurred from execution of various projects in 2018.
FG seeks stronger partnership with the US government on food production
The Federal Government has solicited a stronger partnership and collaboration between the Ministry of Agriculture and the United States of America (USA) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Why CBN must transfer Anchor Borrowers Programme to Agric Ministry – Sen. Adamu
The Chairman, National Agricultural Foundation, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, has restated the need for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to hand over administration of the Anchor Borrowers Programme and other agricultural programmes.
Insurers, IFC and push for multi-billion naira agric cover
Agriculture in Nigeria is a critical aspect of the nation’s economy, providing direct employment for about 30 percent of the population, while the sector contributes about 24 percent to the Gross Domestic Product, according to the Nigerian Bureau..
Imperatives of agric insurance under climate change
Agriculture in Nigeria is a critical aspect of the nation’s economy, providing direct employment for about 30 per cent of the population, while the sector contributes about 24 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics.