Agriculture

Yam business attracts huge profit – Association

Chief Gbemisade Adeniyi,  Oyo State Chairman, National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers says there is huge profit in…

2 months ago

Sallah: Prices of food items soar in Enugu

Two days to Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the prices of basic food items have soared in most markets in Enugu metropolis.A market…

2 months ago

COVID-19: AATF says cassava digital application will help farmers

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) says digital applications are gradually opening new vistas of opportunities for farmers to ensure are not…

2 months ago

Scientist urges Nigerians to embrace rabbit production, consumption

Dr Yemi Popoola, a livestock scientist at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has urged Nigerians to…

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Lagos to setup e-commerce hub to create export opportunities for agric-prenuers

The Lagos State Government says it will set up an e-commerce hub for agriculture farmers and producers in the state…

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Harvestplus Country Manager, chairs IITA-BASICS 11 cassava project

The Harvestplus Country Manager, Dr Paul Ilona, has been selected as the Chair of the Steering/Advisory Committee of the Building…

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Enugu residents patronise local rice as price of foreign rice soar

The patronage of local rice has continued to increase as price of  foreign rice soars in major markets in Enugu.A market survey…

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Oyo LCDA empowers farmers to boost food production, security

Aare Latosa Local Council Development Authority (LCDA), Oyo State, has empowered some farmers across the council area, as part of…

2 months ago

Bauchi Govt. partners ISAC to train 1,000 unemployed youth on Agriculture

The Bauchi State Government is partnering International Skill Acquisition Centre (ISAC), Nigeria to train 1,000 unemployed youth on Agricultural production…

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FG signs MoU to curb risks in transporting agricultural produce

The Federal Government on Friday signed a tripartite agreement for insurance to tackle the risks of transporting agricultural produce across…

2 months ago

Post-Coronavirus: IAR&T advocates adequate funding for farmers

The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan says agricultural sector can be developed to cushion the effects of…

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Coronavirus: AFEX, others, to implement FG’s programme to combat food insecurity

AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited, has expressed readiness to execute Federal Government Agriculture for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP) in collaboration…

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Coronavirus: Over 2m smallholder farmers to benefit from FG’s agric intervention programme

About 2.4 million smallholder farmers across the country have been earmarked to benefit from the Federal Government’s Agriculture for Food…

2 months ago

FG assures Nigerian farmers of adequate security

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono has assured Nigeria farmers of adequate security.Nanono made this known…

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IITA, Oyo govt, launch agri-business training programme for students

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan and Oyo state government on Thursday launched a programme tagged: ‘’Start Them…

2 months ago

Company partners Kaduna State Govt. to vaccinate livestock in LGAs

A veterinary company — Ambuvets konsults, in collaboration with Kaduna StateGovernment, launched livestock vaccination control project in 23 local government…

2 months ago

Kogi APPEALS project trains 450 women, youth in cocoa production- Coordinator

Dr Abdullahi Ozomata, the Kogi State Project Coordinator, Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Support (APPEALS),on Thursday said the project had …

2 months ago

Farmer seeks more funding of agric. research institutes to reduce production cost

A greenhouse farmer, Mr Chuba Chukwuka, has called on the Federal Government to increase funding of agricultural research institutes in…

2 months ago

NNPC, Kebbi hovt. cultivate 2,675 hectares of cassava for bio-ethanol production – Official

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Kebbi State Government have cultivated cassava on 2,675 hectares of land for production…

2 months ago

Abia attains self-sufficiency in rice production- FADAMA III coordinator

Mrs Ezinne Otuka, the State Programme Coordinator (SPC), Abia State FADAMA III, says the state has attained self-sufficiency in rice…

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Gombe egg dealers seek more investment in poultry farming

Some egg dealers in Gombe State have advised farmers to invest more in poultry farming to boost egg production to…

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Clean-up: FG trains 1,200 indigent Ogoni women in agric vocations

The Federal Government says it has commenced a livelihood training for 1,200 women in Ogoniland as part of recommendations of…

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Agriculturalist says timely stream of produce to markets will improve farmers productivity

A consultant agriculturalist, Dr Oyesola Oyebanji on Wednesday said  timely stream of agricultural produce to market would improve farmers’ productivity,…

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IITA, Bayer launch breeding project to improve African food crops

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan and Bayer, a German multinational science company on Wednesday launched a modern…

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APPEALS projects support reduction of post harvest losses- Kaduna coordinator

Dr Yahaya Aminu, the Kaduna State Coordinator of the Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS) says…

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Food security: NGO calls for improved agricultural yield, enhanced preservation

An NGO, the Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF), has called for modalities to improve agricultural yield and enhance agricultural produce processing…

2 months ago

Project to train over 10,000 women, youths in agribusiness in Nigeria

A Nigerian agricultural project, Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS), has  selected no fewer than 10,000 women…

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Lagos to empower 2,743 farmers under 2020 agric. programme

Lagos State Government says 2,743 farmers and other agric. value chain operators will receive agricultural inputs and productive assets under…

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Agricultural Transformation Agenda: APPEALS project targets 60,000 beneficiaries

APPEALS,  a World Bank-assisted project says it targeting 60,000 individuals as direct beneficiaries of Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) to complement…

2 months ago

Agriculture: Expert calls for private sector driven food sufficiency regime

An Ado-Ekiti based Agriculture Extension Officer, Mr Dele Bamikole, on Tuesday said Nigeria’s efforts toward a food sufficiency regime should…

2 months ago

Unilorin to begin N600m poultry project, says VC

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has said that the university, with support from…

2 months ago

Tomato farmers launch new, high-yielding sweet pepper

The South-West President of Tomato Growers Association of Nigeria, Mr Bamidele Ajani, says farmers have started receiving new and high…

2 months ago

Edo farmers protest non-payment of proceeds from 2 years entrepreneurship programme

Edo farmers, who enrolled in recent Federal Government’s World Bank Agricultural entrepreneurial programme, on Monday in Abuja staged a protest…

2 months ago

Lawmaker donates farm implements, inputs to constituents in Sokoto

A Member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Kalambaina (APC-Sokoto), has donated 3,000 bags of assorted fertilisers, 400 irrigation…

2 months ago

Farmers applaud CBN over ban on maize importation

Farmers under the aegis of Maize Growers Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) on Sunday applauded the Central Bank…

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Lagos holds Eko Farmers’ Market, Ileya edition in 26 schools

The Lagos State Government says it will hold the popular Eko City Farmers’ Market, Ileya edition, on July 26 to…

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Grazing reserve: Niger govt. seeks cooperation of Fulani herdsmen

Niger State Government on Sunday solicited the support and cooperation of Fulani herdsmen toward the success of the Bobi Grazing…

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Association seeks FG’s urgent intervention to save fish farmers from distress

The National Fish Association of Nigeria (NFAN), has called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of its…

2 months ago

Coronavirus: IFAD-VCDP sensitises benefiting Ebonyi farmers to know preventive measures

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), is sensitising benefiting Ebonyi farmers to ways of…

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AbdulRazaq pledges to revamp Kwara economy through agriculture

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has promised to revamp the economy of the state through massive investment in agriculture.The governor…

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Kalgo LG distributes fertiliser, millet seeds to farmers in Kebbi 

The Kalgo Local Government Council, in Kebbi on Saturday distributed fertiliser and millet seeds to farmers as part of the…

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NDE to train 100 youths in agriculture in Yobe

National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Friday says it will soon commence training of 100 youths in various agricultural produce…

2 months ago

NASS to engage constituents in embracing FGs ‘Back to Farm’ initiative

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed National Assembly’s commitment to engaging Nigerian toward embracing Federal Government’s Back to…

2 months ago

Swine fever outbreak: Delta Govt to quarantine animal farm in Ika North East

Delta Government says it will quarantine the Owa-Alero Youth Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP) Farm Cluster where an outbreak of…

2 months ago

Ogun govt. empowers 1,165 rice farmers with farm inputs

No fewer than 1,165 rice farmers have been empowered with farm inputs by the Ogun Government under its Anchor Borrowers’…

2 months ago

Women farmers call for more budgetary allocation to agric by FCT 

The Smallholder Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON) has called for more budgetary allocation to agriculture sector by the Federal Capital…

2 months ago

FCTA to harness unexploited opportunities in livestock sub-sector

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday in Abuja pledged to harness unexploited opportunities in the livestock subsector, particularly…

2 months ago

AFAN hails CBN plan to ban forex on maize importation

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos State Chapter, has hailed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive on…

2 months ago