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FG trains castor farmers on new production techniques in Kano

The Federal Government has trained castor farmers drawn from the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano on new production techniques and good agricultural...

Buhari ratifies International Coffee Agreement 2007

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in Abuja, confirmed and ratified International Coffee Agreement 2007, following the Federal Executive Council (FEC), approval of Nigeria’s membership...

Plateau to partner France in potato production — Lalong

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has expressed the readiness of the state government to partner with France, in potato production and value chain development. The...

Army explains seizure of fertiliser in Adamawa

The Nigerian Army (NA) has explained why the Headquarters of 28 Task Force Brigade, Madagali, seized 200 bags of fertiliser in Adamawa. The army said...

WFP, FAO identify 23 countries as hunger hotspots

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) say in the next four months, conflict, COVID-19 and the climate crisis...

AMAC boss distributes fertiliser to farmers

Mr. Abdullahi Candido, the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) on Thursday, distributed free fertiliser to farmers in the 12 wards of the area...

Biosafety agency leverages technology in producing safe GM plants

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it is partnering with sister organisations in its commitment to leveraging technology towards ensuring that only safe...

Emir begs bandits to allow peace in the farms

Bothered about the attacks on farmers in Niger State and other parts of the country by bandits that have resulted in food scarcity due...

NGO trains youths on fish farming in Abuja

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Abundance of Hope Initiative, on Saturday in Abuja, trained 20 youths on fish production, management, processing and marketing. Mr. Taiye Sasona,...

AfDB fund raises total capital of $274m since 2011

The African Development Bank (AfDB) fund has raised a cumulative total capital of 274 million US dollars since 2011, Dr Kevin Kariuki, Vice President...

Niger governor urges workers to embrace self-sufficiency programmes

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged civil servants to embrace programmes that would make them self sufficient and prepare them for early retirement. In...

FG hands over 7 rehabilitated irrigation sectors to Kano farmers

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, has handed over seven completed irrigation sectors to farmers under the Kano Irrigation Scheme (KRIS). The Minister,...

NASC tasks staff members on increased productivity

The Director-General, National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) Dr. Phillip Ojo, on Friday in Abuja, urged the council workers to ensure a cohesive working relationship...

WFP pleads for $6bn in urgent assistance as 41m face starvation worldwide

The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that famine was already present in four countries but millions of more people are at risk, underscoring...

Niger Govt inaugurates 2021 fertiliser sales for farmers

The Niger Government has begun the official sales and distribution of fertilizer for the 2021 wet season at the cost of N8,000 per bag. Gov....

Anti-open grazing: Bayelsa task force seizes 34 cows

The Bayelsa State Livestock Management Committee (BSLMC) has impounded 34 cows in Yenagoa, the state capital, over alleged violation of the state’s anti-open grazing...

NIHORT inaugurates plantain, banana platform in Edo

The National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), on Tuesday in Benin, inaugurated the plantain and banana innovation platform in a bid to improve productivity in...

NiMet, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture sign MOU on research

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, on Tuesday in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Research...

Experts harp on organic farming to promote food safety

The Abundance of Hope Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) on Monday in Abuja, stressed the need for farmers to engage in organic farming crucial...

Conquering the monster called food insecurity

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is exercising its power to reflate the economy through funding support for key sectors especially the agricultural sector....
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