Why farmers’ indigenous knowledge is vital

November 29, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

There are many factors that can contribute to high yield and agricultural cultivation. A crucial one is the role played by farmers’ indigenous knowledge in crop production. The piece of information was given by the 71st Inaugural Lecturer of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State and a former Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ololade Enikuomehin, who Read More

1, 000 Kogi rice farmers get boost for dry season farming

November 25, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

Over 1000 rice farmers in Kogi state have benefited from the dry season rice cultivation programme initiated by the National Rice Producers, Processor, Millers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NARPPMMAN) to boost rice production in the state. Speaking during the flag-off of the dry season rice cultivation programme for 2022 at the Kogi state Ministry of Agriculture in Lokoja Friday, Read More

ActionAids, others condemn agric budget sharing ratio

November 16, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

ActionAids Nigeria in collaboration with Small-scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria and CAADP Nin-State Actors Coalition (CNC) has faulted the budget sharing ratio between the Ministry of Agriculture and the 45 agencies under it, saying it is unfair and should be adjusted. The stakeholders, raised the concern during a press briefing in Abuja, saying the ministry allocation for 2023 is Read More

Food security: NASENI to complete local machine design institute in Imo – Official

November 3, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

  Executive Vice Chairman, State/ Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Prof. Mohammed Haruna has said the agency would soon complete a local agricultural machine institute in Imo state. The establishment of the institute, Haruna said,  was part of steps towards promoting food security in the country. Haruna made the disclosure Wednesday during a Read More

How IFAD-VCDP is changing agricultural narratives in Kogi

October 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

It has been a new dawn for farmers in Kogi state as some counterpart agencies in collaboration with FG are changing lives positively. OYIBO SALIHU reports. The federal government in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) embarked on Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in several states of the country, including Kogi state.Apparently, with an estimated 70 to 75 Read More

What our universities can offer

October 17, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Few activities took place some days ago, which underscored the importance of community service in the life of our citadels of learning. Feelers from community leaders attest to this crucial role of the university aside teaching and research. What some farmers can really achieve when it comes to food security is equally of interest. According to the Alake and Paramount Read More

Local farming: Agric ministry trained, deployed 82,547 extension workers – Minister

October 15, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, declared Friday in Abuja that not less than 82, 547 extension workers have been trained and deployed by the Ministry from 2019 till date, to aid and promote local farming in Nigeria. The Minister who stated this during an interface with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, said extension in agriculture Read More

Minister of Agriculture flags off nationwide anti-rabies vaccination in Gombe

September 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The minister of state for agriculture Mustapha Baba Shehuri yesterday flagged off the nationwide anti-rabies vaccination exercise in Dukku local government area of Gombe State. Speaking at the ceremony, the minister explained that the exercise was part of activities commemorating the 2020 world rabies day organized by the federal ministry of agriculture and states ministries of agriculture in collaboration with Read More

Why we can’t do without agriculture

September 19, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The discourse on the importance of agriculture as far as the economy of the nation is considered is still ongoing with some key stakeholders offering an insight on what should be done to make agriculture play its tangible role. It was an interesting opportunity to listen to the various submissions made at the event. For the Deputy Chairperson, Agricultural and Read More

Berween soaring fertiliser prices and human urine

August 2, 2022 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

As the price of fertilizer levitates beyond the reach of farmers in Nigeria; it then goes without saying, that urgent step needs to be taken in addressing the disturbing challenge. However, human urine remains a good comparison to the chemical fertiliser that we are all accustomed to – though, it’s bound to leave not a few really squeamish. Allow me Read More

Farming Dynamics

August 1, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A rural settlement is monotonously characterised by small communities bordered by huge acres of virgin lands and a body of water in miles and in kilometers far ahead into the global sunset. This strength comes in the physicality of the inhabitants of this area, as defined by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD) production in the Agriculture Read More

Sources, integrity of Nigeria’s agriculture data are doubtful – Lawmaker

July 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Law maker representing, Andoni-Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Dr. Awaji-Inombek Abiante has questioned the sources and integrity of data being quoted in the agricultural sector, saying its integrity is doubtful. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and other international organisations have different statistics on different aspect of Nigeria agriculture that each claim to be authentic. But Dr. Read More

FG reiterates commitment to implementation of National Gender policy on agriculture

July 24, 2022 John Oba 0

The federal government has reiterated its unwavering support towards the implementation of the National Gender Policy on Agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar made this known at the weekend when he received members of the National Gender Steering Committee led by the ActionAid Country Director, Ms Ene Obi in office in Abuja. He Read More

Stakeholders raise concern over farmers low adoption of pasture technology 

July 4, 2022 John Oba 0

Stakeholders at the Dairy Value Chain forum and Responsible Business Conduct Workshop have raised concern over Nigeria farmers low adoption of pasture technology in the production of milk in Nigeria, pointing out that this will enable farmers attain a better and sustainable environment for their animals and staff.  The workshop organised in Abuja by Milk Value Chain Foundation and other Read More

Nigeria needs proper training, funding of agric for economic growth – Folarin

March 21, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The senator representing Oyo Central senatorial district and Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, has hinted that Nigeria needed proper training and funding of the agricultural sector for economic prosperity. Senator Folarin dropped this hint in Ibadan at the weekend while speaking at the closing ceremony of a 3-day empowerment training tagged Provision and Adoption of Post-Harvest Read More

‘Hybrid seeds can double current maize production in Nigeria’

March 11, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

ECOBasic Seed Company has declare intention to bridge the gap in early generation seeds production in West Africa and double Nigeria’s seed production with high quality seeds. The company, which was established in December 2021 with headquarters in Kaduna, promised to drive the seed sector in West Africa and ensure that Nigeria is self sufficient in basic agric staple foods Read More

FCTA empowers 600 youth with farming technology

March 10, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

No fewer than six hundred youth of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been empowered with practical skills in Greenhouse farming technology, targeted at propelling them to gainfully venture into agriculture sector. The youth, drawn from the FCT agriculture based youth groups across the six area councils were comprehensively engaged in a two-day capacity building on Green-house management practices, Read More

FCTA yet to open up Agricultural budget making processes for women farmers – Group

March 10, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the World to mark the International Women’s Day, the Food and Agriculture Program Coordinator for ActionAid Nigeria , Azubuike Nwokoye has decried that the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA) is yet to open up the Agricultural Budget Making processes such that smallholder women farmers can participate. Azubike noted this when the FCT chapter of Read More

Agric minister flags off dry season input distribution to farmers

February 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD, Dr. Mohammad Mahmoud Abubakar, has flagged-off the distribution of agricultural inputs and quality seeds to small-holders farmers in Plateau state. Flagging off the event on Friday in Jos, Plateau state, the minister said, the exercise would stimulate local production of food to achieve self-sufficiency, all season farming, attract investments, create jobs and Read More

Jos NDE trains 50 youth on agric extension services

January 28, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has, Friday, commenced the training of 50 unemployed Youths on Agricultural Extension Services, under its Rural Employment Promotion Department (REP), Plateau state. The state coordinator of NDE, Malam Ibrahim Hardo Abdulazeez, said the programme was among measures being taken by the Directorate to fight unemployment in the state and country as a whole. According Read More

KADCCIMA estimates 3m tons of cargoes annually from neighboring countries

January 28, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Kaduna Chamber Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) has estimated three million tons of cargoes annually from neighboring countries through the dry ports of the country. The Chamber stated that the Nigeria is open to other neighboring countries such as Cameroon, Chad, Niger adding that Kaduna is a port of origin and the final destination in dry ports. Deputy Read More