Waivers, smuggling, others threaten Nigeria's rice sector

Guardian - December 28, 2014

The Federal Government’s backward integration plan for the rice industry may suffer a major setback if key issues of discretionary approval of waivers and unrealistic supply gap are not addressed.

Morocco Phosphate giant OCP to invest MAD 10 billion in production of fertilizers

Morocco World News - December 27, 2014

The Moroccan state-owned Office Chérifien de Phosphates (OCP) plans to invest 10 billion Dirhams next year in the production of fertilizers.


DFID trains farmers on tomato handling

Daily trust - December 25, 2014

In line with the set objectives of the DFID GEMS4 Project to drive development of the perishable produce market through promotion of good handling practices, the UKAID funded project train recently moved to Kaduna state where a one day workshop was conducted for stakeholders in the tomato and perishable produce industry.


NACCIMA warns FG not to sacrifice economy for politics

The Nation - December 24, 2014

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, has warned the Federal Government not to sacrifice the economy on the altar of politics as next year’s general elections approach.

African farmers reap little benefit from oil price drop

Sun News - December 23, 2014

From the coffee plantations of Uganda to the maize fields of Zambia, the collapse in world oil prices has so far brought few benefits for African farmers, with stubbornly high pump prices and voracious middle-men maintaining a squeeze on margins. 


Farmers losing 70 percent on cotton price in global market because of pending bill

Bizwatch Nigeria - December 23, 2014

But for the delay in the passage of the bio-safety bill, Nigerian cotton farmers would earn neck and neck with their counterparts from other cotton producing countries.


Crackdown on fertilizers black marketeers: UP CM

Pankaj Shah, TNN - December 22, 2014

LUCKNOW: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has asked officials to take all possible steps to ensure availability of fertilizers for farmers of the state.

We need to transform Nigeria’s troubled Cocoa sector — US govt

Vanguard - December 22, 2014

Citing the insatiable worldwide appetite for chocolate, the US Consul General Jeffery Hawkins has urged the Nigerian government to position itself and take advantage of the opportunity that represents the increased efforts on mechanizing growing of cocoa in the country.


ARMTI moves to increase value chain in agriculture

Nigerian Tribune - December 22, 2014

Any governmental agricultural policy that is not targeted at self- sufficiency cannot be said to be developmental.

Agric minister flays predecessor over poor rating

Guardian - December 19, 2014

The controversy over the state of the Nigerian agricultural sector continued Friday with Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, challenging former Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Adamu Bello, to show any positive investment he attracted to the sector under his seven years reign.

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