American farmer sets for rice farming in Taraba

An American farmer, Calvin Burgess of Guthrie, Oklahoma, owner of Dominion Rice and Integrated Farms Limited, is set to begin a large scale mechanized rice farming in Taraba State beginning this year’s farming season.

Nigeria can stop rice importation by 2015, says AFDB official

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed optimism that Nigeria can stop the importation of rice by 2015, if the right things are done. Dr. Patrick Agboma, the AfDB’s Chief Operations Officer, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 

FAO, IFAD sign agreement to promote smallholder financing

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an $875 000 agreement aimed at helping small farmers and rural households in developing countries gain improved access to agricultural and rural finance, thereby enabling their investments.

Nigeria imports vegetables

Importing vegetables into Nigeria is highly profitable even though not many people know that the big sized tomatoes, onions, pepper and others they see at supermarkets and other shops, especially in Abuja, are imported and of high breed production, the shop keeper of NAL vegetables at the central area of Abuja, Alhaji Nuhu Adamu, has said.

FG approves 92,000 seedlings for Abia to boost oil palm production

The Federal Government has approved the distribution of 92,000 improved oil palm seedlings to farmers in Abia, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Ike Onyenweaku, said.

FG introduces supply chain managers into ges implementation

The Federal Government will introduce the services of supply chain managers to help implement the 2013 Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GESS). Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,

Nigeria: What a cell phone can do for a Nigerian farmer

Will cell phones “rebuild the broken walls of Nigeria’s agriculture and unlock wealth and opportunities”? That's the hope of Agriculture Minister Akinwunmi Adesina, who supports a project to arm farmers with mobile devices that can help create a centralized farmers database and a platform for knowledge-sharing.

IFAD, AGRA Heads Urged African Governments to Invest in Smallholder Farmers

African governments have been urged to make smart investments in agriculture. The call by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Nigeria, USAID Sign mou on Agricultural Sector Lending

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost the banks' lending to the agricultural sector of the economy.

Global Leaders Back Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda

Nigeria’s President  Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan, GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria today hosted the first meeting of Nigeria’s new Eminent Persons Group (EPG).

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