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Nigeria’s Buhari directs Central Bank governor to suspend forex for food items, fertiliser imports

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) not to provide forex for the importation of food items or fertilizer. Speaking on Thursday at a meeting of the National Food Security Council at the State House in Abuja, the president urged private...

Maize importation: Young farmers warn CBN against back door importation

By Mustapha Sumaila Abuja, Sept. 8, 2020 The Nigerian Young Farmers Network (NYFN) has appealed to the Federal Government to rescind a decision on the plan for partial importation of maize and other restricted crops. The National Coordinator of the network, Mr Promise Amahah made...

Group urges farmers to embrace dry season farming

By Yinusa Ishola Ado-Ekiti, Sept. 4, 2020 A group, known as Farming for Sustainable Growth (FSG), has called on farmers in Ekiti to embrace dry season farming in order to boost food production and their personal income. The group’s Coordinator, Mr Olabode Faleye, made the call...

Biotech Agency plans industrialisation of yam production in Nigeria

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja. Sept. 2, 2020 The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) says it plans to industrialise yam production in the country to ensure food security, boost job creation and the reposition the economy. NABDA Director-General, Prof. Alex Akpa, said this in an interview with...

FG worries over spike in household food prices, blames `corrupt’ middlemen

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Sept. 2, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the concern of his administration about the sudden spiral of food prices, at a time when the economy is already mired in a slowdown occasioned by the global coronavirus situation. Malam Garba Shehu,...

Benue govt., first to establish artificial pig insemination centre in W/Africa

By Emmanuel Antswen Makurdi, Sept. 2, 2020 The Netherlands Alumni Association of Nigeria, Practical Training Centre chapter, Makurdi, on Wednesday commended the Benue government for being the first in West Africa to establish an artificial pig insemination centre. The association gave this commendation when its delegation...

Agricultural Credit Gurantee Scheme Fund Amendment Act 2019, a booster to large scale farming

By Mustapha Sumaila Abuja, Sep. 1, 2020 Over the years, government after government in Nigeria have been criticised over inadequate financing of agribusiness due to lack of access to credit facilities by would-be farmers. This is because the available loanable funds were limited as...

Oyo farmers tell govt to revitalise Ikere Dam to boost food production

By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko Ibadan, Aug. 31, 2020 The South-West President of Tomato Grower Association of Nigeria, Mr Bamidele Ajani, has appealed to the Federal and Oyo state governments to revitalise the Dam located in Ikere, Oyo state to boost farming. Ajani made the appeal in...

Don unveils App to help farmers improve legumes’ marketing

By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal Ilorin, Aug. 31, 2020 Dr. Toyin Ajibade, a lecturer, University of Ilorin, has stressed the need to adopt modern information and communication technology towards the promotion of commercial agriculture and trade integration through produce marketing. Ajibade stated this on Monday, during a...

Poultry: Farmers lament challenges, call for intervention

By Mercy Omoike Lagos, Sept. 1, 2020 Some local poultry farmers have lamented the challenges currently facing the sector as they plead for government’s intervention. The farmers made the calls in separate interviews with Newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos. Mr Denison Tsekelor, a farmer, said the...
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