Farmers seek exclusion of ‘impostors’ in CBN’s zero-interest scheme
Nigerian farmers and agricultural scientists have warned that ‘political farmers’ should not be permitted to hijack the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) ‘Agric for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP)’ and the zero-interest loans meant for smallholder farmers in the frantic efforts
Stakeholders differ on rice production level in Kano
Rice stakeholders in Kano State have disagreed over the capacity of farmers, availability of inputs and actual quantity of paddies produced in the state.
Border closure, window for increased rice production–Rice farmer
A Lagos-based rice farmer, Mrs Bosun Solarin, has commended the Federal Government for closing land borders and ensuring a window for local farmers to work hard to meet increasing rice demand in the country.
Farmers decry withholding of policy premium by banks
Farmers in the country have expressed concerns over the withholding of insurance premiums by some banks, a development they considered inimical to the growth of the agriculture sector.
Local rice production has not taken advantage of border closure – Investigations
In the wake of soaring price of local rice induced by closure of the borders, there is anxiety across the country regarding what the market would look like in the last two months of the year, especially...
How local rice benefits from border closure
The closure of the country’s land border appears to be a blessing in disguise to Nigerian farmers. Stakeholders in the food and agriculture industry say their businesses have peaked.
Rice seedlings fetch Cross River N6 billion
The Cross River government has raised N5.5 billion from sales of rice seedlings few months after the state commenced production of the crop.
FG orders N3b rice seedlings from Cross River
The Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has ordered N3 billion worth of rice seedlings to states in the southern part of the country from Cross River State.