The Northeast in the  Federal Ministry of Agriculture

September 14, 2023 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

As freshly-harvested foodstuff  arrive the markets and altering the widely-acknowledged countrywide high food prices gradually, it will be historically appropriate  to make public  the unique contribution of  the Northeast geo-political zone to the  development of  agricultural sector in Nigeria.  The zone produced nine Ministers of Agriculture from 1966 when the Ministry was created to date. It is intriguing that the Read More

Stakeholders to address agriculture extension gaps in Bauchi, Gombe

June 16, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector in Bauchi and Gombe states have resolved to work together to address the gaps in agricultural extension service delivery towards improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers. The stakeholders comprising lawmakers, permanent secretaries, programme managers, experts, government officials, members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the media, among others, made this known at a meeting organised Read More

Agriculture and artificial intelligence

May 2, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

There is a link between agriculture and artificial intelligence. This piece of information was given by the Co-founder and Global Director of BudgiT, Nigeria’s leading civil organisation, Mr. Oluseun Onigbinde, during a recent discourse on the economy. Onigbinde said that the world is now at a convergence point where soil scientists, nutritionists, extension workers and animal experts may have to Read More

Nigeria recorded 476 bird flu outbreaks in 7 years – official

April 30, 2023 John Oba 0

The Nigeria poultry sector recorded 476 incidences of Aven Influenza commonly referred to as birth flu outbreak in seven years. This is even as it lost about 3.4 million birds due to the outbreaks. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mahmood Abubakar, who revealed this on Thursday in Abuja while briefing journalists, said the federal government is adopting Read More

NAGGW signs MoU to establish waterboxx production in Nigeria

April 17, 2023 Helen Oji with agency 0

The Director General, National Agency for Great Green Wall (NAGGW), Dr. Yusuf Maina Bukar, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Netherlands with GROASIS B.V and Boplas Industries Limited Nigeria for production of the waterboxx in Nigeria. In a press statement issued by the Head, Information & Corporate Communications Unit (ICCU) National Agency for the Great Green Wall, NAGGW, Mrs Read More

In celebration of EYN’s 100 years in Nigeria 

April 2, 2023 Admin III 0

In what can best be described as historic in its 100 years of existance, the Ekkelisiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) church of the brethren marked its centenary celebration in an unprecedented manner that brought christian leaders and clerics from various churches across the world together to celebrate God’s faithfulness to the church and mankind. MUAZU ABARI reports.  It was a moment Read More

World Water Day: Accelerate change

March 22, 2023 Mary Oluwatosin Afolabi 0

As the saying goes, “Water is life.” We cannot even imagine our life without water. Water holds immense value. It means a lot to us more than just to quench our thirst but it also plays a vital role in supporting the economic, social and human development. Every day, people use water in different ways including agriculture, recreation, cooking, sanitation, Read More

Oyo’s economy growing through agribusiness – Akande

March 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Oyo State Agribusiness Development Agency (OYSADA) is working assiduously towards turning around agribusiness in the state. In an interview with BAYO AGBOOLA, the director general of the agency who also doubles as Governor Seyi Makinde’s senior special assistant on Agribusiness, Dr Debo Akande, says efforts are on to expand  the economy of the state through agriculture.  How can you assess Read More

Agriculture in schools

February 28, 2023 Daniel Ighakpe 0

While taking a walk down the street along Seventh Avenue in Festac Town, Lagos where I live, I notice a large area of land just behind a public primary school building (Progress Primary School), which has been dedicated for use as a School Farm. On the farmland currently, you will find a large quantity of Cassava crops growing very nicely Read More

ENADEP, Enugu farmers strategise ways to boost agriculture

December 16, 2022 Chuks Nweze Enugu 0

Enugu State Agricultural Development Programme (ENADEP) and the farmers’ associations in the state have strategised ways to boost agricultural production in the state. Programme Manager of ENADEP, Dr Ogbonna Onyeisi, disclosed this in an interactive session with the farmers at the agency’s headquarter, Friday in Enugu. Onyeisi said it was important for ENEDEP to have cordial relationship with farmers in Read More

Kano to incorporate emirates in sectoral development – Commissioner 

December 15, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has said with the consolidation of the four new emirates in the state, the stage has been set for the incorporation of the traditional institution into its sectoral development programmes to accommodate the overall socio-economic needs of the people. The Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this in a statement, in reaction Read More

2023: APC victory certain – Nasarawa speaker 

December 13, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections.  He stated this while inaugurating his 60- man third term  campaign team in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa state Tuesday. “I am here to officially inaugurate my third term campaign Read More

The best fruits and veggies in Nigeria

December 7, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Fruit and vegetable crop production in Nigeria is unique. The nutrient-rich soil of Nigeria is perfect for cultivating major fruits like pawpaw, citrus, guava, plantains, bananas, mango and pineapple. But there are plenty of delicious vegetables in Nigeria, notably carrots, Amaranthus, papers, okra, onions, baobab leaves, Hibiscus sabdariffa (sobo), and olitorus (ewedu), among others. Fruits have always been associated with Read More

Why farmers’ indigenous knowledge is vital

November 29, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

There are many factors that can contribute to high yield and agricultural cultivation. A crucial one is the role played by farmers’ indigenous knowledge in crop production. The piece of information was given by the 71st Inaugural Lecturer of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State and a former Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ololade Enikuomehin, who Read More

1, 000 Kogi rice farmers get boost for dry season farming

November 25, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

Over 1000 rice farmers in Kogi state have benefited from the dry season rice cultivation programme initiated by the National Rice Producers, Processor, Millers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NARPPMMAN) to boost rice production in the state. Speaking during the flag-off of the dry season rice cultivation programme for 2022 at the Kogi state Ministry of Agriculture in Lokoja Friday, Read More

ActionAids, others condemn agric budget sharing ratio

November 16, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

ActionAids Nigeria in collaboration with Small-scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria and CAADP Nin-State Actors Coalition (CNC) has faulted the budget sharing ratio between the Ministry of Agriculture and the 45 agencies under it, saying it is unfair and should be adjusted. The stakeholders, raised the concern during a press briefing in Abuja, saying the ministry allocation for 2023 is Read More

Food security: NASENI to complete local machine design institute in Imo – Official

November 3, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

  Executive Vice Chairman, State/ Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Prof. Mohammed Haruna has said the agency would soon complete a local agricultural machine institute in Imo state. The establishment of the institute, Haruna said,  was part of steps towards promoting food security in the country. Haruna made the disclosure Wednesday during a Read More

How IFAD-VCDP is changing agricultural narratives in Kogi

October 23, 2022 Admin III 0

It has been a new dawn for farmers in Kogi state as some counterpart agencies in collaboration with FG are changing lives positively. OYIBO SALIHU reports. The federal government in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) embarked on Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in several states of the country, including Kogi state.Apparently, with an estimated 70 to 75 Read More

What our universities can offer

October 17, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Few activities took place some days ago, which underscored the importance of community service in the life of our citadels of learning. Feelers from community leaders attest to this crucial role of the university aside teaching and research. What some farmers can really achieve when it comes to food security is equally of interest. According to the Alake and Paramount Read More

Local farming: Agric ministry trained, deployed 82,547 extension workers – Minister

October 15, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, declared Friday in Abuja that not less than 82, 547 extension workers have been trained and deployed by the Ministry from 2019 till date, to aid and promote local farming in Nigeria. The Minister who stated this during an interface with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, said extension in agriculture Read More

Minister of Agriculture flags off nationwide anti-rabies vaccination in Gombe

September 28, 2022 Admin III 0

The minister of state for agriculture Mustapha Baba Shehuri yesterday flagged off the nationwide anti-rabies vaccination exercise in Dukku local government area of Gombe State. Speaking at the ceremony, the minister explained that the exercise was part of activities commemorating the 2020 world rabies day organized by the federal ministry of agriculture and states ministries of agriculture in collaboration with Read More

Why we can’t do without agriculture

September 19, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The discourse on the importance of agriculture as far as the economy of the nation is considered is still ongoing with some key stakeholders offering an insight on what should be done to make agriculture play its tangible role. It was an interesting opportunity to listen to the various submissions made at the event. For the Deputy Chairperson, Agricultural and Read More

Berween soaring fertiliser prices and human urine

August 2, 2022 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

As the price of fertilizer levitates beyond the reach of farmers in Nigeria; it then goes without saying, that urgent step needs to be taken in addressing the disturbing challenge. However, human urine remains a good comparison to the chemical fertiliser that we are all accustomed to – though, it’s bound to leave not a few really squeamish. Allow me Read More

Farming Dynamics

August 1, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A rural settlement is monotonously characterised by small communities bordered by huge acres of virgin lands and a body of water in miles and in kilometers far ahead into the global sunset. This strength comes in the physicality of the inhabitants of this area, as defined by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMA&RD) production in the Agriculture Read More