2 farmers jailed 3 months each for assault, extortion

December 1, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

An Area Court in Jos on Friday sentenced two farmers, Samaila Zanko, 24, and Umar Abubakar, 36, to three months in prison each for assault and extortion. The Judge, Mr. Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Zanko and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion. Bokkos, however, gave each of them an option to pay a fine of N10, 000. Read More

Kebbi sets up committee to end farmers, Fulani clashes

The governor of Kebbi state, Dr. Nasir Idris has waded into the crisis between farmers and Fulani herders in Suru and Koko/Besse local government areas of the state. He stated that dialogue remained the best form of resolving such misunderstanding nationwide. Governor Idris made this clear during a condolence visit to the people of Suru and Koko/Besse local government areas Read More

Food security: Foundation equips Akwa Ibom farmers with modern techniques

November 27, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) has trained farmers in Akwa Ibom state on modern farming techniques ahead of the forthcoming planting season. Blueprint reports that HOMEF trained the farmers on how to formulate organic pesticides and fertiliser locally without addition of chemicals. The organisation noted that the decision to train the farmers was necessitated by the alarming rate Read More

Terrorists kill 15 farmers, many missing in Borno

November 7, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

About 15 rural farmers were killed and several others injured when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked rice farmers working in their farmlands in Kakuri and Koshebe villages in Mafa local government area of Borno state Sunday evening. The insurgents raided rice farms, arrested the farmers and slaughtered them while they were gathering rice and other farm produce on their farmlands. Read More

Poultry farmers fear industry may collapse over removal of FX restriction

November 1, 2023 John Oba 0

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has called on the federal government to retain import restrictions on poultry products, saying lifting of restrictions may lead to the collapse of the industry in Nigeria. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pronounced removal of restriction on FOREX allocation for Poultry products and other items. PAN in a press release signed by National Read More

Experts task organic farmers, say collaboration key to getting funding

October 16, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Chief Executive Officers Tremma Agro Services Limited/Executive Director PAN-AFRICAN Institute of Agribusiness Management, Rwanda, Dr. Emmanuel Abuhson, has urged organic farmers in Nigeria and Africa to strengthen their collaborative efforts in advocating for funding. Dr. Abuhson, gave the advice while training journalists and other organic farmers on the topic “Innovative Agro Financing: Pathway to National Prosperity,” recently on Journalists-Go Read More

Leadway Assurance, partners farmers to boost agric practices

August 11, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Leadway Assurance, one of Nigeria’s leading insurance companies, and Corporate Farmers, a renowned agricultural promotion organisation, have joined forces to organise an engaging and informative interactive session for farmers in the Southwest region of Nigeria. This collaborative initiative aims to foster relationships and exchange innovative ideas for the growth of the crucial agriculture sector in Nigeria. The interactive session brought Read More

Herders, farmers’ crisis greatest threat to Nigeria’s existence – WPO

July 28, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The World Peace Organisation (WPO) has identified the prevailing herders, farmers’ crisis in Nigeria as a serious threat to peaceful co-existence and national cohesion. Its Resident Country Director, Amb. Olumuyiwa Babalola, said this Friday in Abuja at the unveiling and presentation of special advisers with the mandate to assist in the process of peace-building at the federal and local levels Read More

Food production: Farmers urge FG to provide security, mechanisation

Nigerian farmers on Saturday called on the federal government to provide security, affordable farm inputs like seeds, insecticides, herbicides and fertilisers to boost food production. Mr Kabir Ibrahim, President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, that farmers needed some level of mechanisation. He said insecurity prevented farmers from Read More

Pasture planting’ll encourage year round fodder availability – Official

July 16, 2023 John Oba 0

As Nigeria marks the National Pasture Planting Days (NPPD), the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe, has stated that pasture planting will ensure all year round fodder availability. This is even as the President, National Association for Livestock Feeds Producers, Processors and Marketers of Nigeria, (NAFLiPPMON), Mal. Muhammad Ali Baba says the livestock feed Read More

Subsidy removal: Loan to farmers, free meals, lasting palliatives – Nwigwe

July 7, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

As the discussion on fuel subsidy removal and its impact on the Nigerian people continue to dominate the polity, a legal practitioner, Amobi Ferdinand Nwigwe has dolled out different unconventional palliatives he believes would be ideal and enduring to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians if the Federal Government considers adopting them. Amobi said that considering Read More

Benue Security Council raises committee, set to resolve herder, farmers’ crisis

June 23, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue State Security Council Friday set up a Sub-Committee headed by the Security Adviser, which has members including the Commissioner of Police, the Director of State Security Services, the Traditional Rulers, NAPTIP, Immigration, and BLGCA to identify the heads of the Fulani Herders and report back to the Security Council in three weeks. Briefing newsmen after the security meeting Read More

How death of Ken Nnamani’s wife displaced farmers

It’s not a good time for farmers in Amechi Uwani whose farm plots are being converted into a car park for the burial of wife to former Senate president. CHUKS NWEZE reports. Today, many farmers in Amechi-Uwani, Enugu South local government area of Enugu state are in mournful mood, Blueprint investigation reveals. The reason being that farmers as well as Read More

Crocodile farmer killed after falling into enclosure

May 30, 2023 Admin III 0

A crocodile farmer in northern Cambodia has been torn to pieces by about 40 of the reptiles after falling into their enclosure, local police say. Luan Nam, aged 72, tried to move one of the egg-laying animals out of its cage when it grabbed his stick in its mouth, pulling him in, police said. “Other crocodiles pounced, attacking him until Read More

Unsustainable farming practices caused climate change – NABG

April 28, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG) has stated that unsustainable farming practices such as bush burning, high levels of post-harvest losses, and long turnaround stand due to the lack of infrastructure to remove farm produce “are major contributors to emissions that cause climate change.” NABG’s director-general, Dr. Manzo Daniel Maigari, stated this Friday at a two-day training for women, youths and Read More

The disquiet in the poultry industry

April 5, 2023 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

It is no longer news that the Nigeria poultry industry is in the midst of a crisis which has forced a crippling glut- that has knocked not a few farmers sideways. To all intents and purposes, it has been gored and bloodied by the sharp spear of the botched currency redesign policy that precipitated a cash crunch. Recently, I couldn’t Read More

In search of permanent truce between farmers and herders

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Everything is being done to devise a permanent solution to farmers’ herders’ clashes in the country. ELEOJO IDACHABA reports on the unique effort by the Kano state government in that regard. For years, Nigerians have lived with communal crises in many parts of the country. For instance, Nigerians could remember the Ife/Modakeke crisis, Aguleri crisis in Anambra state, Azumini/Iwukem crisis Read More

Explore credit facilities for farmers, SWOFON tasks FCTA

February 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Small-Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON) has called on the FCT Administration to explore extant credit options facilities and secure credit for the State farmers particularly by exploring and evaluating the myriad of credit scheme options established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Assistant Secretary, FCT SWOFON, Chigioke Peace at the State Level Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Read More

Akwa Ibom: SMEDAN trains farmers on product devt for global marketability

December 16, 2022 Uko Etim Uyo 0

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has trained farmers in Akwa Ibom on ways to develop their products to match global standards and marketability. The Director-General of SMEDAN, Mr. Olawale Fasanya, made the disclosure during a 2-day capacity building programme on Products and Marketing Enhancement Scheme (PAMES) for farmers, Friday in Uyo. Fasanya, represented by Mrs. 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

GSA urges West African farmers on Shea to advance economies

November 16, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

The Managing Director Global Shea Alliance, Mr. Aron Adu, has urged West African farmers to look inwards and embrace new technologies to advance the agricultural sector especially in the production of shea products and its benefits to humanity to compete internationally. According to the MD, who stated this at the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Project closing workshop in Abuja, Read More

Gates Foundation commits to meet climate adaptation needs of smallholder farmers

November 9, 2022 Admin III 0

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has reechoed African Leaders’ call for countries to rapidly scale-up finance for climate adaptation and pledged to invest $1.4 billion to help smallholder farmers address the immediate and long-term impacts of climate change. The announcement was made by Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). For many regions, climate Read More

FAO vows more support for FG to build farmer’s resilience

September 29, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has promised to further strengthen its partnership with the Nigerian Federal Government to help farmers build more resilience to manage the various risk factors plaguing the Agricultural Sector rather than managing disasters to shocks arising from agricultural disasters. The move came as the country continued to grapple with food insecurity Read More