Farmers appeal for biotechnology cotton …seek for n100bn cotton intervention fund

Daily Trust - August 07, 2014

Cotton farmers have appealed to the government to introduce “biotechnological cotton” soonest to guarantee better yield and seed that has resistance to climate change.

Council purchases trucks of fertilizers to boost food security

The Guardian - August, 04 2014

Authorities of Pankshin Local Government of Plateau said at the weekend that it had purchased five trucks load of fertilizer for sale and distribution to farmers in the council.

Blight disease destroys Irish potato farms in Plateau

Premium Times - August 4, 2014

The Plateau State government says it has approved the sum of N68 Million as counterpart fund for potato production.


Dangote signs MoU with FMARD on N165bn integrated rice production

Tribune Nigeria - Aug 04, 2014

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), at the weekend, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), to invest $1 Billion (N165 billion), for the establishment of fully integrated rice production and processing operations across Nigeria.


Presidency urged to disregard committee’s report on NCAM

Agro Nigeria -

The State Chairman, Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN), Kwara State, Mr. David Kayode Ehindero has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to disregard the report made by the Presidential Committee on Rationalization and Restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals and Agencies on the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM) Ilorin.


BoI to increase funding profile for agro-processors

The Guardian - 31 July 2014

To drive the Federal Government’s Industrial Revolution Plan, the Bank of Industry (BoI) has unveiled plans to leverage value-addition initiative of government by improving access to funds of businesses and firms involved in agro-processing.


‘Give us fertilizer earlier please…we get supply after our crops suffer’

Daily Trust - 31 July 2014

In an interview with some farmers in some villages and towns in Nasarawa State and Abuja, last week, many of the farmers decried the late distribution of the federal government Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) fertilizer.


Osun farmers get debit cards for farming inputs

Daily Independent - 31 July 2014

The Osun State Government, on Wednesday, empowered farmers in the state, as it rolled out debit cards expected to give farmers direct and easy access to farm inputs like improved seedlings, pesticide and fertilizers.


FG Embarks on Ariel Spray of Pesticides on Rice Farms

Bizwatch Nigeria - July 30, 2013

The Federal Government has expressed determination to maintain the tempo, as it embarked on an aerial spray of pesticides on rice farms in the entire North-eastern states.


New Weed Control Techniques Responsible For Bauchi Maize Boom – Gital

The Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme (BSADP) Manager, Dr. Iliyasu Gital has stated that maize farmers in the State have recorded 100 percent yield per hectare in the past three years due to the widespread adoption of striga weed control techniques introduced in 2011.

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