Determined to achieve food security in Lagos, the state government has restated its commitment to increasing food production by 50 per cent over the next four years, thereby creating new opportunities to feed itself and other states in Nigeria, as well as stimulating economic growth and prosperity through agriculture. The State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri…
The Federal Government has unveiled the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVP) so that farmers can have access to quality seeds to boost food production in the country.
A farmer, Mr Uche Ikenga, says irregular rainfall pattern being currently recorded may have adverse effects on food production in the country.
Nigerian farmers and agricultural scientists have expressed optimism that food production will receive a boost as the southern governors have declared a ban on open cattle grazing in the regions.
14 Sep 2020
Agro Renewal Movement International (ARMI) Limited, in collaboration with Agro Empire Estate, has implemented an agro-allied and processing project in Ogun State to transform and boost the sector.
27 Aug 2020
Nigeria’s farm irrigation capacity of less five per cent of the arable farmland is too insignificant for a country of over 200 million people...
16 Jan 2020
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).
4 Nov 2019
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping in transforming farming, improving the yield and livelihoods of farmers. The digital tools include the cassava, Goseed and yam seed trackers; Akilimo, IITA Herbicide Calculator, e-commerce site and IITA News App.
17 Oct 2019
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advocated active family participation in farming for food security in Nigeria. The governor, who spoke at the 2019 World Food Day in Lagos, yesterday, said: “We have to imbibe the lessons learned from the dwindling returns from oil
7 Oct 2019
Feeding over 200 million Nigerians requires generation, improvement and widespread application of various home-grown and adapted technologies, innovations and farmer education, experts have said.
30 Aug 2019
Abiodun Fadeyi, Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, spoke with FEMI IBIROGBA, Head, Agro-Economy Desk, on how activities of herders have posed threats to communities and the imperative of forestalling further crises with preventive and proactive legislation in the face of the recent controversial RUGA scheme as well as the need for private sector-led ranch establishment and management.
7 Feb 2018
Growsel, a AgTech company in Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to increased food production and improved employment opportunities in the agriculture sector by disbursing the initial tranche of farm loans to its first set of farmers in 2018. The crowd funded loans which would be repaid after sales of the planted crops are meant…