National Agricultural Seeds Council
In Nigeria, there is this popular story of how some Asian countries came to Nigeria and left with our palm seedlings and other plant resources. Today, Nigeria imports oil from those countries.
22 Jan 2021
The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring quality of agricultural seeds, seedlings and other inputs as fundamental requirements for productivity of farmers.
22 Jul 2019
Indications have emerged that the country may reap bumper harvests of crops and allied farm products in the next harvest season. This follows the cultivation of over 477,642.18 hectares of land across the states of the country by 416,835 farm families with rice, maize, soya bean, cassava, wheat, and cotton.
26 Nov 2018
The small-scale farmers have been advised not to give in to politicians’ empty promises, but to cast their votes based on issues in the forthcoming elections. Teaching some members of farmers’ cooperatives at the weekend in Owerri and Asaba, the Executive Director of CARA Development Foundation, Mrs Nnennaya Emeremadu, admonished the farmers to “do issue-based…
28 Apr 2018
The Federal Government has begun clampdown on all fake and adulterated seeds markets throughout the country. The step was aimed at protecting farmers whose produce had been negatively impacted by fake and adulterated seeds. Director General of National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Philip Olusegun Ojo, said government’s efforts to diversify economy to agricultural sector couldn’t…
28 Aug 2016
The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has disclosed that about 70 per cent of the seeds used in West Africa are provided by Nigeria.