The Ondo State Government on Sunday said it had provided discounted agricultural inputs as palliatives to farmers as part of measures to ensure food security in the state. Mr Akin Olotu, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Agribusiness, said this to newsmen in Akure. He said that the...
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it has developed new standards for animal and livestock feeds value chain to support Federal Government efforts in achieving food security. Mr Osita Aboloma, Director- General, SON made this known in a statement from a Work Group meeting on Saturday in Lagos. The News...
Some residents of Makurdi have decried the high prices of foodstuff in the city, which they said, had forced them to adopt “austere measures” to survive the trend. A cross section of the residents who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Makurdi, therefore, appealed to the...
The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) says it is partnering with All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) to insure over 40 million farmers across Nigeria against flooding and other disasters. The Managing Director of NAIC Folashade Joseph, who made this known at a meeting with the AFAN on Friday in...
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it is committed to boosting agriculture in Abia. Mr Paul Ikonne, Executive Secretary of NALDA, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja by Mr Tope Ojeme, the agency’s Director of Communications. Ikonne  gave the assurance when he led a delegation to...
The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, says it has officially commenced a cage culture pilot project for large-scale fish farming at Agbowa-Ikosi Beach in  Epe, to support the state  government’s food security project. The Acting Rector, LASPOTECH, Olumide Metilelu, in a statement by LASPOTECH Director, Information and Public Relations, Olanrewaju Kuye, on Tuesday in Lagos, said that the...
Just months after rains broke Australia’s crippling three-year drought, fields of grain have sprung to life, lifting forecasts for a bumper wheat harvest and reviving the beaten up agricultural sector through roaring tractor sales and increased lending. The mid-season crops in some of the country’s major eastern grain-growing areas are...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday in Abuja said that it would intensify its support to farmers to meet the production of 12.5 million metric tons of maize in the country in the next 18 months. Mr Yusuf Yila, Head, Development Finance Department, CBN, said this at the...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all authorised dealers to discontinue the processing of Form M for the importation of maize with immediate effect. The CBN made this known in a circular signed by Dr Ozoemena Nnaji, the Director of Trade and Exchange Department of the apex bank...
Fencing along the German-Polish border is being extended in stepped-up efforts to prevent African swine fever being spread to Germany by wild boars, German authorities said on Monday. The 62-km (38-mile) fence adds to some 240 km of barriers put up along the frontier - over half its total length...
 … Dufil Prima Plc, Elephant Group , Asanita, lead private sector investment   No fewer than 50,000 persons, including farmers, logistics operators and food processors, farm managers, among others, have benefited from agricultural programmes implemented by the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in the past three and a half years. In...
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Niger has called on the state government to provide more inputs and implements to farmers in the state for increased production. Alhaji Shehu Galadima, Chairman, AFAN Niger, made the call on Tuesday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...
The British government, on Monday, unveiled a package of measures to support businesses for the agriculture, food and drink industry, which have been greatly suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed as “bounce back” plan, it introduces a new programme of physical and virtual events that have been tailored to help...
An agricultural extension officer, Ismail Olawale, has called for appropriate application of the Federal Government’s N13billion approved Pest Control Intervention Fund. Olawale made this call in Lagos on Monday. The Federal Government recently approved N13 billion as intervention fund for pest control in 12 northern states to reduce the effects of COVID-19...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures. The Bank’s Communications and External Relations Department made this known in a...
The Federal Government has launched distribution of improved seeds to farmers nationwide, as part of measures to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono, made this known while delivering the keynote address at the launch in Kaduna, the pilot state, on Monday,...
Farmers in Kaduna State have been urged to go on with their activities, as their safety remained assured and they have nothing to fear from bandits. State governor, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, who gave the assurance in Kaunda on Monday during the roll-out of seeds’ distribution to farmers for the 2020...