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FNS2019: “Infrastructure is critical to food security” – Agric Minister

According to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Alhaji Muhammed Sabo Nanono, quality infrastructure, particularly roads and transportation are imperative for Nigeria’s agricultural development. The Honourable Minister made this statement at the just concluded…

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NAQS laments insufficient funding, manpower

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has bemoaned the insufficient funding and lack of adequate manpower hindering it from carrying out its operations. Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the Director, Animal Quarantine, Dr Abiodun Akinjo,…

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Boosting Osun’s cocoa potential

Mrs. Olaitan Olabanke is a cocoa farmer in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State. Her farm is at Ibodi area. Cocoa farming has enabled her and her family to build a home and…

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Why living in poor country means you have bad food choices

Poor diets are the number one risk factor in the global burden of disease: they account for one in five deathsglobally. In higher income countries sugar, fat and red meat increase the risks of heart disease,…

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National Agric Show Targets Youths Involvement In Farming

The organisers of National Agriculture show has said that this year’s Show would be centered on attracting youths into agriculture in order to develop the various agricultural value chains in the country. The National Agriculture…

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FNS 2019 to create prosperous partnerships for the agric sector – Prof Iyayi

In efforts to establish viable partnerships that will bolster Nigeria’s agricultural sector, and set it as Africa’s economic game changer, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), Prof. Eustace Iyayi has indicated that…

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FNS2019: NIRSAL advocates smart agric financing using the M2M model

Given the enormous potentials embedded in the agricultural sector and the need to create opportunities beyond an oil-dependent economy where agriculture stands out, the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has proposed a…

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Biotechnology Experts Seek To Enhance Inputs In Nigeria’s Agriculture Sector

BIOTECHNOLOGY Society of Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to tackle the challenges of biotechnology research, through collective actions aimed at shaping policies around biotechnology in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, with emphasis on food…

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Veterinarians Seek Action To End Deaths By Rabies

Experts have warned of what they describe as “conspiracy of silence” as people continue to die of rabies and nobody is speaking about it. This concern was raised in Abuja at the opening ceremony of…

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FNS2019: Governor Ortom advocates evaluation of the agric sector

The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has identified the need for accurate evaluation of the agricultural sector as an imperative measure to ensure the growth of the Nigerian agricultural sector. Represented by his Deputy, Benson…

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