‘Project boosts Nigeria’s cassava seed sector, entrepreneurship’
Building Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS) has demonstrated that the cassava seeds system can be profitable for value chain players
Extension service providers resume training of farmers
Extension Agents working under the Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Oyo and the University of Agriculture Makurdi (UAM) have concluded...
COVID-19: Rivers, Adamawa farmers recount losses
Farmers in Rivers State are crying loud over massive losses incurred in the last few weeks, due to the intermittent lockdown in some parts of the state. Due to lack of attention during the period, crops like maize, okra, vegetables and other essential food crops had perished in the farms.
Makinde rejects Ajimobi’s agric policy, says it falls below expectations
Oyo State government has said its focus in agriculture is different from what is contained in the document left behind by the Abiola Ajimobi-led government.
Enugu trains extension workers on improved agronomic practices, weed control
The Enugu State Government has trained extension workers on weed management in cassava and maize farming systems in the state. The training conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture..
COVID-19, insurgency slow wheat production
The ongoing lockdown as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the insurgency in the North East have exposed Nigeria’s lack of capacity and infrastructure to produce wheat locally. The situation is even more sombre as the country’s wheat importation has reached N735 billion yearly.
Shortage of food looms over COVID-19 lockdown
Millions of Nigerians may be caught between a rock and a hard place, should federal and state authorities shut down the nation in a desperate bid to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Lifting Nigerian farmers out of poverty with Lagos’ model agro-market
In 2018/2019, a World Bank report indicated that Nigeria was becoming the headquarters of poverty with approximately 87 million Nigerians living in abject poverty
Nigeria’s rice booms as industry players advocate extension of policies
Nigerian farmers and processors as well as researchers have, once again, presented arguments and proofs for continuation of the integrated agro-economic policies of closing the land borders, anchor borrowers’ scheme...