• November 15, 2019

AGR Business

Get your agribusiness website: www.yourbusiness.agr.ng

News Update

Tomato Production: TOPAN to train 1,000 young farmers

As part of its youth empowerment programme, the Tomatoes and Orchard Processors Association of Nigeria (TOPAN) has said it will train no fewer than 1,000 young farmers in tomato production. The Managing Director of the association, Mr. Bola Oyeleke who disclosed this in Abuja, said the objective of the programme is to encourage Nigerian youths...

News Update

Why I set up mango farm in Benue- Obasanjo

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his mango farm located in Howe village of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State with capacity to employ at least 1000 personnel would in no distance time add value to the state’s economy. Obasanjo made the remarks while speaking to newsmen during a visit to the...

Why protein deficiency is a national emergency, by stakeholders

The world is hungry, but ironically, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, argues that Nigerians are not. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) noted that about 795 million people globally do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. This is a whopping figure,…

GAIN intensifies fight against ‘hidden hunger’

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has trained some selected public institutions in scientific ways of fortifying foods with micro-nutrients to reduce what it calls hidden hunger. Dr Olapeju Phorbee, Senior Programme Manager, Large Scale Food Fortification for GAIN Nigeria, a not-for-profit international food-allied organization, while addressing newsmen on…

Excessive Rains: Farmers Predict Poor Harvest, Food Shortage In 2020

Stakeholders in the Nigerian agricultural value chain have predicted poor harvest and a shortfall in food supply across the country next year due to the excessive rainfall recorded this year. Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, on Wednesday, a farmer, Mr Sunday Kayode, said: “The rains this year will no doubt…

NDE Charges Trainees To Embrace Farming For Self-Employment

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Rivers state has charged intending trainees of its Sustainable Agricultural Development Scheme to embrace crop farming and animal husbandry as a source of employment and financial empowerment. Giving the charge in Port Harcourt during the launch of the training programme, the Director General…

Tomato Production: TOPAN to train 1,000 young farmers

As part of its youth empowerment programme, the Tomatoes and Orchard Processors Association of Nigeria (TOPAN) has said it will train no fewer than 1,000 young farmers in tomato production. The Managing Director of the association, Mr. Bola Oyeleke who disclosed this in Abuja, said the objective of the programme…

Why I set up mango farm in Benue- Obasanjo

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his mango farm located in Howe village of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State with capacity to employ at least 1000 personnel would in no distance time add value to the state’s economy. Obasanjo made the remarks while speaking to newsmen…

FG can’t shoulder dams development alone- Minister

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, has said that the financial requirements for the development of dams and associated structures are so enormous that the federal government alone can meet. The minister made the government position known at the opening of the National Conference of the Nigerian Committee…

‘Why FG is working to revive cotton farming’

The Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar Abubakar, said efforts at reviving cotton production are aimed at restoring the contribution of the produce to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He said it is worrisome that cotton’s contribution to…

Why protein deficiency is a national emergency, by stakeholders
GAIN intensifies fight against ‘hidden hunger’
Excessive Rains: Farmers Predict Poor Harvest, Food Shortage In 2020
NDE Charges Trainees To Embrace Farming For Self-Employment
Tomato Production: TOPAN to train 1,000 young farmers
Why I set up mango farm in Benue- Obasanjo
FG can’t shoulder dams development alone- Minister
‘Why FG is working to revive cotton farming’
‘Roadside drying is harmful to grains’
Agriculture in Africa is affected by climate change – Abir Lemseffer
Food Insecurity: Four million Nigerians facing acute hunger- FAO
Otaccwa holds 2nd Cold Chain Summit in Lagos
Why protein deficiency is a national emergency, by stakeholders
GAIN intensifies fight against ‘hidden hunger’
Excessive Rains: Farmers Predict Poor Harvest, Food Shortage In 2020
NDE Charges Trainees To Embrace Farming For Self-Employment
Tomato Production: TOPAN to train 1,000 young farmers
Why I set up mango farm in Benue- Obasanjo
FG can’t shoulder dams development alone- Minister
‘Why FG is working to revive cotton farming’
‘Roadside drying is harmful to grains’
Agriculture in Africa is affected by climate change – Abir Lemseffer
Food Insecurity: Four million Nigerians facing acute hunger- FAO
Otaccwa holds 2nd Cold Chain Summit in Lagos