• January 20, 2020

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6000 Jigawa farmers to grow maize this dry season

The Jigawa Chapter of the Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria says it has so far registered 1,500 farmers for 2020 dry season farming in the state. Alhaji Yusuf Hassan, the state Chairman of the association disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia. Hassan said that the association targeted 6,000...

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Shaky agreement threatens CBN’s loan recovery from cotton farmers

The recovery exercise of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after the inclusion of cotton production into its agricultural intervention programme of Anchor Borrower, with a view to reviving textile industries in the country is beginning to witness some setbacks, Daily Trust reports. It would be recalled that the CBN, through its Branch Controller, Ali Abdulkadir,...

Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture

The Government of Akwa Ibom State has fashioned a concerted strategy to incorporate more women into agriculture as it seeks to achieve optimal productivity from this year’s dry season farming. This development stems from the government’s need to curtail the devastating perennial problem daunting staple food in the state. The…

FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun

The Federal Government is to site a specialised agricultural produce and international fish market in Ijebu –Jesa in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun. Mr Adedayo Adewole, Osun Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, said this at a meeting of the Project Implementation Committee(PIC) in Osogbo. He said the Federal…

Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

The Nigerian government has solicited partnership with the United States of America to improve food production and sufficiency in the West African country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, said the partnership through the United States Agency and International Development (USAID) is…

Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has assured farmers that they will get the best genetics and varieties of seeds in 2020 in order to boost productivity. Dr Philip Ojo, the Director General of NASC, gave the assurance when the newly appointed Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Muazu…

6000 Jigawa farmers to grow maize this dry season

The Jigawa Chapter of the Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria says it has so far registered 1,500 farmers for 2020 dry season farming in the state. Alhaji Yusuf Hassan, the state Chairman of the association disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia. Hassan said…

Shaky agreement threatens CBN’s loan recovery from cotton farmers

The recovery exercise of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after the inclusion of cotton production into its agricultural intervention programme of Anchor Borrower, with a view to reviving textile industries in the country is beginning to witness some setbacks, Daily Trust reports. It would be recalled that the CBN, through…

Paddy dealers want FG to work on Adesina’s model on rice mill

Paddy Dealers Association of Nigeria, Farmers’ Cooperative, Rice millers and other private investors have charged the federal government to take seriously, Paddy Aggregation Centres (PACs) model introduced by the ex-agric minister, Akinwumi Adesina, to boost rice production in the country. The model, according to the stakeholders, which was first launched…

Why FG’s policy on mechanisation is not working

For over 60 years, Nigeria has been importing tractors yet less than 30 per cent of farmers in the country have access to mechanisation. Since 2007, the number of tractors has remained less than 29,000 according to the country’s agricultural performance survey 2018. However, experts say Nigeria needs 750,000 tractors…

Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture
FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun
Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture
Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures
6000 Jigawa farmers to grow maize this dry season
Shaky agreement threatens CBN’s loan recovery from cotton farmers
Paddy dealers want FG to work on Adesina’s model on rice mill
Why FG’s policy on mechanisation is not working
GM Crops: “Nigeria in perfect position to lead Africa’s biotech revolution” – Cowpea Farmer/Expert
Stakeholders in agriculture sector commend Akwa Ibom’s transformation
Dangote lauds FG for efforts in agriculture, taxation
Herdsmen abandon cows in Ondo community for personal safety
Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture
FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun
Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture
Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures
6000 Jigawa farmers to grow maize this dry season
Shaky agreement threatens CBN’s loan recovery from cotton farmers
Paddy dealers want FG to work on Adesina’s model on rice mill
Why FG’s policy on mechanisation is not working
GM Crops: “Nigeria in perfect position to lead Africa’s biotech revolution” – Cowpea Farmer/Expert
Stakeholders in agriculture sector commend Akwa Ibom’s transformation
Dangote lauds FG for efforts in agriculture, taxation
Herdsmen abandon cows in Ondo community for personal safety