Border closure: Abia, Ebonyi and Cross River shore up rice production
Since the closure of the land borders in August, attention has shifted to the consumption of locally produced rice, to fill the huge gap created by the absence of foreign brands.
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 urge government to sustain border closure
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged Federal Government to sustain its current border closure, saying it would help boost the economy.
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 states, geo-political zones respond to FG’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme
Regardless the rate of success the Federal Government records for itself on its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), the scheme is still...
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.
Farmers call for protection against Boko Haram
Some farmers in Borno have called for deployment of military and other security personnel to farmlands, to protect them against attack by Boko Haram insurgents this cropping season.
45,000 rice farmers to benefit from anchor borrowers loan in Katsina
45,000 registered rice farmers across 34 local government areas of Katsina would benefit from Federal Government’s anchor borrower agricultural programme...
Burning of Samuel Ortom’s farm
The reported burning by suspected herdsmen of a 250-hectare rice farm owned by the Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom, is a heinous act that cannot be condemned strongly enough. The arsonists who are reported to have invaded it with a large number of cows subsequently set fire to the farm and ran away when confronted by…