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…
15 May 2016
Urea — a compound of fertilizer — a hitherto farmer-friendly item is now of greater interest to insurgents for its ammonium component, an ingredient for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), The Guardian, has learnt.