Cooperative group to assist Nigerian farmers produce 125m birds annually

January 14, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

The National Agricultural Mechanised Cooperative Society (NAMCS) Thursday announced the empowerment of 65 women poultry farmers in each of the local government areas of the federation expected to produce about 125 million broiler birds per annum. National president of Society, Dr Aliyu Waziri, announced this in an interactive session with the beneficiaries in Bauchi state and inauguration of new officials Read More

Snake bite: INDORAMA-Nigeria distributes 10,000 boots torural farmers

January 11, 2022 Godwin Egba 0

Rural farmers facing killer snake bites across the country can now heave a sigh of relief as INDORAMA-Nigeria Limited, Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital has distributed free gum boots to farmers in their various rural communities. The company revealed that some parts in northern Nigeria where poisonous snakes are mostly found include Gombe, Kogi, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Kano, Kastina, among others. Read More

NOTAP trains dairy farmers on modern milk production methods

January 6, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has held a sensitisation workshop on dairy development for dairy entrepreneurs/farmers in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. NOTAP held a similar workshop in Kano. While declaring the event open, Director General of NOTAP, Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim, said despite being blessed with much cattle, milk production is poor due to their nomadic Read More

2023 Presidency: Buhari keeps Osinbajo, Tinubu, Bello, Fayemi in suspense

As the electioneering gathers momentum ahead of the February 2023 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he was not ready to name his likely successor to guard against him (the successor) against being eliminated. President Buhari also accused the National Assembly for being undemocratic over its choice of direct primaries for political parties in the vetoed Electoral Act Read More

NiMet identifies challenges to weather information to farmers – NiMET DG

January 4, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has identified traditional beliefs, highly technical scientific information, poor communications, language barrier among others as key challenges in the delivery of agrometeorological information to farmers in the country. To address the challenges and ensure its products and services reaches the required destinations and achieve the desired impacts, NiMET Director General, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, said Read More

World Bank to support Lagos farmers begin canned fish production in 2022

An APPEALS project, which is assisted by the World Bank for agricultural processing, productivity improvement and livelihood support, says that fish farmers in Lagos will begin production of locally canned catfish and tilapia in 2022. The project coordinator, Lagos APPEALS, Oluranti Sagoe-Oviebo, told the Nigerian News Agency on Tuesday in Lagos that the canned fish would be produced using locally Read More

Delta: NIHORT empower 3,580 farmers on crop production

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman Governing Board of the National Agricultural Research Institute (NIHORT) of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Major General Mohammed Garba (rtd), has said President Buhari’ administration has empowered over 3,580 individuals through its training programmes. Garba stated this in Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area of Delta state when NIHORT in partnership with Ndokwa representative trained and empowered 150 Read More

APPEALS support 1,403 Kaduna farmers in Kaduna

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Agro Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), a World Bank assisted project by the federal government and Kaduna state government has supported 1,403 farmers in the last three years. The project, which is for three agriculture value chains of maize, ginger and dairy in Kaduna state, has also received approval for support of another 3,700 farmers and Read More

GAIN targets 250,000 farmers with safe, nutritious staple foods

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is set to improve the access of 250,000 farmers and their household to safe and nutrition strengthened staple foods such as cassava, maize, potato and rice to tackle malnutrition. Large population of people living in rural areas, most of whom are farmers, suffer malnutrition, diarrhea from unsafe food and vitamin A deficiency due to Read More

APPEALS assists 2,000 Kaduna farmers, boosts productivity by 38%

November 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Agro Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) has supported 2,000 farmers in Kaduna state, including youth, women and people with disability, with machines and technology to improve their productivity. The World Bank supported federal government programme, being implemented in six states; Cross River, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi and Lagos, has also improved farmers’ productivity in the affected Read More

‘Buhari deserves credit for tackling farmers, herders’ crisis, others’

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The senior special assistant to President Muhammad Buhari on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has declared that the president deserved credit over his efforts in tackling the farmers, herders’ crisis in the country. Shehu made the declaration Friday while presenting a paper, tagged ‘Fake news: Challenges of information management’, at the 10th year anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma Read More

Kogi VCDP trains farmers

November 26, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD/VCDP) has trained farmers and other stakeholders on standard weight and measures for the benefit of farmers and buyers within the system. Declaring the workshop open in Lokoja on Friday, the state programme coordinator of IFAD/VCDP, Dr. Stella Adejoh, urged participants to apply adequate weight and measure systems to ensure effective service delivery. Read More

Bauchi sensitises farmers on produce storage

November 26, 2021 Mohammed Lawal 0

Bauchi state government has sensitised farmers in the state on the use of effective ways of storing farm produce. Speaking at the occasion held in Warji local government area of the state Friday, the programme manager, Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP), Abubakar Ja’afaru Ilelah, said the state government aws committed to supporting farmers to develop and enhance their farming Read More

Food production: Cooperative to assist farmers with loans

November 26, 2021 John Oba 0

The national president of Nigerian Farmers’ Cooperative Societies (NANFACOS), Mr. Nwogwugwu Uzoma, has promised to assist farmers in the country in accessing loans. Uzoma said the loan would be used to purchase agricultural inputs, seedlings, and other materials to boost food production. He gave the pledge on Friday at a press conference in Abuja to address the challenges of farmers Read More

Rivers: NDDC encourages local farmers to produce paddy rice

November 25, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has charged the firm running its multi-million-naira rice mill at Elele-Alimini in Emohua local government area of Rivers state, the Elephant Group, to encourage local farmers in the Niger Delta to be fully engaged in the production of paddy rice. A press statement issued, Wednesday, by Director Corporate Affairs, Dr Ibitoye Abosede, said the Read More

Kogi VCDP trains farmers on standard measures of farm products

November 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kogi state IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD/VCDP), has trained farmers and other stakeholders on standard weight and measures for the benefit of farmers and buyers within the system. Declaring the workshop open in Lokoja Tuesday, the state Programme Coordinator of IFAD/VCDP, Dr Stella Adejoh, urged participants to apply adequate weight and measure systems to ensure effective service delivery.She Read More

FG assists 40,000 Jigawa farmers with agric imputes

November 9, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The federal garment through interventions programmers has supported about 40,000 farmers from Jigawa state with agricultural imputes. The farmers are those who lost billions of naira and food crops during the 2020 cropping season. This was stated by the executive secretary, Jigawa state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Yusuf Sani Babura, during an interview with our correspondent in Dutse, Tuesday. Read More

More Nigerians fall below poverty line as food prices soar

November 3, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Food inflation reached its highest level in 12 years in March 2021 with the average price of food 22.95 per cent more expensive than a year ago. While the rise has slowed in the last six months, headline and food inflation remained significantly high at 16.63 per cent and 19.57 per cent respectively in September, according to the National Bureau Read More

Nigeria should tap into $150bn organic global market – DG NEPC

November 3, 2021 John Oba 0

The Executive Director of National Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Olusegun Arowolo has urged Nigeria to tap into the $150 billion global organic market by giving attention awareness to Ecological Organic Agriculture. Arowolo who was represented by Mr Williams Ezeagu stated this on Tuesday, in Abuja at the 3-day National Organic Agriculture Business Summit NOABS 2021. He assured that organic certified Read More

Dry season farming programme’ll revolutionise agriculture – Nkposong

October 26, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The managing director of the Cross River Basin Development Authority (CRBD), Bassey Nkposong, has said that the launched dry season farming program was aimed at revolutionising agriculture, ensuring high yields and making weed control less tedious. Nkposong said this in Ogoja, northern Cross River, while flagging off the 2021 dry season farming calendar. He described the programme as an attempt Read More

Insecurity: Stop tagging terrorism as banditry, Akeredolu warns

October 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has warned that the various criminal activities of kidnapping, bombing and assault on the people in some parts of the country which are being referred to as banditry must be appropriately addressed as terrorism. Governor Akeredolu said that infiltration of the country’s borders and burning down of railway are activities that must be Read More

WFD: AUDA-NEPAD to strengthen smallholder farmers

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has assured that food insufficiency, unhealthy feeding and farming are about to be reversed especially at the grassroots through its newly launched initiative to strengthen smallholder farmers capabilities in the six geopolitical zones of the country.In a statement signed weekend in Read More

Floods: FG distributes agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has formally launched the distribution of agricultural inputs to 7,386 farmers affected by the 2020 flood in Borno state. A statement on Friday by the information officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-east zonal office, Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, indicated that the distribution was performed by the director-general of NEMA, Alhaji Mustafa Ahmed. The statement read in part, Read More

Abubakar and the task of getting food from farm to fork in Nigeria

October 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global food system is expected to provide safe and nutritious food to a population that will likely grow from the current 7.5 billion people to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Not only will there be more mouths to feed, but as incomes grow in emerging and developing economies, so too will the demand for meat, fish, and dairy.The global Read More