Nigeria: IOGLAD to empower organic farmers in 22 states

June 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The International Organisation for Good Leadership and Agricultural Development (IOGLAD), is set to empower farmers in 15 Africa Countries including Nigeria on Organic agricultural practice and culture programme. IOGLAD is a non-governmental organisation. Presenting the programme to a group of experts led by the Director, Special Duties, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mrs Lawal Fausat, IOGLAD Chairman, Chief Read More

FG empowers smallholder farmers with inputs, equipment

June 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

As part of its empowerment programme, the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has flagged-off the Roll out/Distribution of Agricultural inputs to Smallholder Farmers in Kaduna State, Handing over the inputs to the farmers, the Minister, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar said the gesture open up investment opportunities, create jobs for stakeholders and facilitate increased Read More

Insecurity: ActionAid urges govt to promote insurance for smallholder farmers

June 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

ActionAid and other stakeholders have urged the federal and state governments to promote insurance for smallholder farmers across the country to mitigate agricultural risks confronting farmers. According to the stakeholders, the challenges that are posing threat to farmers’ lives and crop production are floods, droughts, fires, pests and diseases, cattle destruction of farms, rising insecurity in farms and kidnappings. They Read More

COVID-19 stimulus: Over 560 Kogi farmers get free fertiliser, other inputs

May 23, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Over 560 rural farmers in Kogi state have benefitted from the distribution of free farm inputs supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the Value Chain Development Programme (IVCDP). The national programme coordinator FGN/IFAD-VCDP, Dr Fatima Aliyu during the inauguration of the distribution of the input, said the gesture was to boost food security to cushion the Read More

HOMEF trains 80 FCT farmers on production, use of organic fertilizer, pesticides

April 7, 2022 John Oba 0

An organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has trained over 80 FCT farmers and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) on the production and uses of organic fertilizer and pesticides. The two day training had farmers from across the territory converging in Kuchigoro, Abuja trained on practical agroecology. Speaking with journalist during the training section on Friday, the media/communication office, for Read More

‘Dangote Fertiliser to train over 1m farmers in three years’

April 4, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Towards enhancing agriculture and creation of jobs, Dangote Fertiliser Limited is to train over one million farmers in the next three years. The training, which is part of the Fertiliser company’s agriculture extension services will involve Spot Demonstrations, Result Demonstrations, Field Demonstrations and Soil Samples Collections. According to Mr. Uchenna Nwankwo of Dangote Fertiliser, the exercise is designed to instruct Read More

2022 faming season: FCTA/NiMeT sensitise farmers on climate prediction

March 31, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

In preparation for the start of the new farming season, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in collaboration with the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMeT) Tuesday sensitised farmers on the 2022 Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP), so as to improve their yields. In particular, several FCT farmers/other stakeholders drawn from the six area councils of the Territory were informed on the expected Read More

Farmers, Fulani clash claims 5 in Kebbi

February 28, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has admonished communities, especially Fulani herders and farmers to live in peace with one another and refrain from taking the laws into their hands. The governor gave this advice at NELPA Fulani settlement near Aljannare, Suru local government area, during a visit to condole with Fulani herdsmen who lost five persons and several Read More

Heifer International moves to help farmers against bad harvests

February 28, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Heifer International, a nonprofit organisation in its plight to end global hunger and poverty, has introduced the Area Yield Index Insurance (AYII) to Nigerian rice farmers as a solution to mitigate climate change-induced losses and restore investors’ confidence in rice farming. AYII is used globally to ensure farmers get full returns if insured farmland does not produce the projected quantity Read More

Ministry trains South-east women farmers on climate change mitigations

February 27, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

As part of effort to implement the National Gender Policy thrust in mainstream women farmers in all agricultural value chains, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, (FMARD), has trained South-East women farmers on climate change mitigation and adaptation. A statement by the Deputy Director, Information of the Ministry, Mrs Eno Olotu, said the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Read More

FG tasks Livestock farmers on good animal welfare practices

February 21, 2022 John Oba 0

The federal government has called on livestock farmers in Nigeria to ensure that farm animals are provided good animal welfare during husbandry, transportation and slaughter, saying good animal welfare practices enhances the quality of animal products available for human consumption. The National focal person for Animal welfare, Dr Mabel Ajumobi, who gave the advice at aISAE Animal Welfare National Workshop Read More

Weather forecast: NiMeT task farmers on early preparation

February 20, 2022 John Oba 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMeT) has urged Nigeria farmers to start early preparation for rainfall by acquiring inputs such as seeds, fertilisers, pesticides. The agency added that planting should be delayed where early dry spell is expected. The meteorological agency gave the advice at the presentation of its 2022 seasonal rainfall and temperature prediction, which guide farmers on the commencement Read More

Why many educated class, young people are yet to embrace agribusiness – Bamai Musa

February 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Abubarkar Bamai Musa is the newly appointed National Coordinator of the Nigeria Youth Farmers Network. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, the indigene of Yobe state, northeast Nigeria who has been a member of the network since 2014 expressed the organisation’s commitment to encouraging young Nigerians to explore opportunities in agriculture. How will the network encourage youths to embrace agriculture Read More

IAR&T releases 5 new crop varieties to Nigerian farmers

January 26, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

The Executive Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR&T), Moor Plantation Ibadan, Professor Veronica Obatolu, Tuesday, announced the release of five newly developed crop varieties to Nigerian farmers. Prof Obatolu made the announcement at a press briefing by the institute to present the newly developed crop varieties held at the institute’s campus in Ibadan. The Executive Director said the Read More

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