Food blockade sign for South Nigeria to buckle up on food production – Experts

‘If tiny Israel could feed self, why not South East?’ Stakeholders in agriculture and farmers in the South West, yesterday, allayed fears of food scarcity following the alleged stoppage of food supply to the region. But they were quick to challenge state governments in the region to take full advantage of massive fertile land in […]

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FG, states allocate less than 5% to Agriculture

Farmers accuse govt of lip service to economic diversification FG earmarks 1.73% against 10% Maputo declaration Failure to boost sector spells doom, ex-PAN boss warns Allocations by federal and state governments to agriculture in 2021 have fallen below five per cent, less than half way into the bottom line agreed to at the Maputo and […]

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Food: Deploy tractors to farmers, Buhari orders agency

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) to deploy all refurbished tractors to farmers to boost agricultural activities in the country. The Vice Chairman of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna, told State House correspondents that the president gave the order when he updated (Buhari) him on the activities […]

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CBN injects N25b to fund cassava value chain in 2020

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, said it is injecting N25b into the cassava value chain this year.  The move, according to the Apex bank is to curb $600 million spent on the importation of cassava derivatives into the country. This is just as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in the collaboration […]

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World Food Day: Nigeria’s food future hinged on today’s actions

By Olamide Francis The theme of this year’s World Food Day – “Grow, nourish, sustain together. Our actions are our future.” –  is a wake-up call to all and sundry especially African nations and more importantly, sub-Saharan nations. It reiterates the common advisory proverb of “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” With […]

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Poultry association urges members to tackle challenges

The National President of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Ibrahim Mam, has urged poultry farmers in the country not to be discouraged by the situation facing the business in the country.  The president, who was represented by the National Vice-President, Southwest of the association, and Ekiti State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Prince Olabode Adetoyi, […]

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Agro business thrived despite pandemic – Eyiolawi

Chief Executive Officer, Titan Multibusiness Investment Limited (Parent company of Titan Farms that processes Titan Rice), Gbenga Eyiolawi, speaks with Omolara Akintoye on how agro business has thrived despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks involved in the business and how government can assist agro farmers. Excerpts: What has changed about Agro business with COVID-19 ? […]

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Landmark University scraps tuition for Agricultural Sciences

Students who wish to study Agricultural Sciences related courses at Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, would henceforth undergo their studies free of tuition. Chancellor of of the institution, Dr David Oyedepo, has reportedly removed tuition for Agricultural Sciences in the university. It was learnt that “Dr Oyedepo has introduced an added incentive to students […]

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Makinde tasks schools to teach Agriculture as business

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has asked for a review of secondary schools curriculum to make the teaching of Agriculture as a business. He made this call at the launch of Start Them Early Programme (STEP) in Oyo State and the inauguration of STEP Agribusiness Facility at Fasola Grammar School, Oyo, on Thursday. He […]

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