The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Thursday awarded three best schools that participated in the school garden project to support agriculture. The Country Representative of FAO, Mr. Fred Kafeero, presented the best schools with different awards...
The National Agricultural Foundation of Nigeria (NAFN) has identified small-holder farmers as the backbone of agricultural development of the country. Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of NAFN, said this at the on-going National Agriculture Show and World Food Day on Thursday in Tundun Wada, Nasarawa State. The theme...
The Nigeria Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI) has introduced three newly-invented technology-based storage equipment to Kogi farmers as part of efforts to reduce post-harvest losses and ensure availability of quality produce in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the equipment comprised airtight Hermetic steel drums for...
The Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI) Ilorin, on Thursday, donated 100 units of Fish Ice box and Hermetic steel drums to the Niger state government, to boost agricultural products’ storage in the state. Dr. Patience Pessu, the Executive Director of the Institute, made this known while presenting the facilities...
Dr. Olagorite Adetula, the Acting Executive Director, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Ibadan, has urged Nigerians, especially the unemployed, to engage in mushroom cultivation to better their lots. Adetula made the call on Tuesday during the training on different mushroom value chains, organized by NIHORT. She said mushroom cultivation is a...
Dr. Olufemi Oladunni, an agriculture expert, says Nigeria can achieve self-sufficiency in food production if only 30 per cent of its  population engage in farming. Oladunni, the Executive Director, Agriculture and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin, made the assertion on Tuesday, during a training programme on agrobusiness for some...
The Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAHPT), Ibadan, has established its own entrepreneurship development centre in accordance with Federal Ministry of Agriculture’s directive to improve livestock production. The FCAHPT Provost, Dr. Adekoya Owosibo, disclosed this on Tuesday during the college’s convocation ceremony for the Award of National...
Experts in the agricultural sector have lauded the Federal Government for approving the evaluation and open cultivation of the new Tela maize variety.   The Tela maize variety developed by researchers at the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is pest resistant and tolerate moderate draught.   The announcement of...
Poultry Farmers under the aegis of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) in Alimosho, Lagos State have lamented the rising cost of poultry inputs. The farmers in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) highlighted some challenges faced in the sector on Monday in Lagos. They called for government’s...
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the ban on the importation of rice into the country is encouraging local production and establishment of more local rice mills, especially in the north. The Acting Controller of the Katsina Command, Alhaji Dalha Wada-Chedi, disclosed this on Monday during a Customs’ Community Consultative...
The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has received land donations for wheat farming in Ribadu village in Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa. This is contained in a statement by Mr. Paul Ikonne, the Executive Secretary of NALDA. Receiving the land at the Palace of His Royal Highness Dr Abubakar...
The Federal Government on Sunday granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize in the country. This is contained in a statement by Mr Alex Abutu, Communication Officer of African Agricultural Technology Foundation, (AATF), West and Central Africa, in Abuja. Abutu explained that TELA maize is a variety...
The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has said that the current feed challenges facing the multi-billion naira poultry industry may take almost 20 to 25 million Nigerians out of jobs, if immediate interventions were not provided. PAN National President, Ezekiel Ibrahim, who stated this in Abuja on Saturday during the...
Chairman of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Kaduna State branch, Alhaji Musa Bala, said on Friday that inflation and security challenges had forced about 60 per cent of poultry farms in the state to shut down. Speaking to newsmen at the occasion of this year’s celebration of World Eggs Day...
Ahead of  the 2021 World Egg Day, the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) on Thursday in Lagos called for improvement of the egg value-chain to address protein-deficiency. Chairman of Lagos State chapter of PAN, Mr. Godwin Egbegbe, made the call when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He...
As the world celebrates 2021 Animal Day,  Mr. Yusuf Adejola, an animal scientist at the Federal College of Agriculture (FCA), Ibadan, has described animals as soulmates, helpers and friends, urging human beings to accommodate them. Adejola, a lecturer at the FCA Department of Animal Production and Technology, said this in...
Synergos Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has entered into partnership with FCE Group AG, a Swiss blockchain company, to digitize Nigeria’s agriculture sector, an official has said. Mr. Victor Adejoh, the Country Director of the NGO, made the disclosure on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...