Nigeria Releases Improved Cassava Varieties to Boost Productivity

Nigeria has released two improved cassava varieties in an effort to maintain its lead as the world’s largest producer of the root crop and improve incomes of farmers.

Stakeholders Appraise Agric Value Chain

With the coming on of Akinwumi Adesina as minister of agriculture, he came out clearly with a mandate: it was no longer going to be business as usual in agriculture; that agriculture would henceforth be run as a business.

AFDB Approves US $100 million Loan to Boost Fertilizer Production in Nigeria

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved today a senior loan of US $100 million to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL)

Nigeria Links Phones to Food

The government has moved forward with a controversial program to distribute cell phones to poor farmers in a bid to cut corruption and deliver services in the agricultural sector.

World Bank to Spend $5b on Projects in Nigeria

The World Bank, Tuesday, unfolded plans to spend $5billion (about N785 billion) on 27 projects across the country in the next five years.

AFDB to Invest $150m in Nigeria’s Rice Production

Moves to actualize self-sufficient profile of the country in rice production by the year 2015, Thursday, received a boost, as African Development Bank (AfDB) unfolded plans to invest $150 million (N23.7 billion)

Uganda Gov’t to Build Fertilizer Firms

In the move to alleviate poverty and create more enterprises, the Government has promised to increase crop production through the construction of several agricultural organic fertilizer firms.

Four Men Charged with Theft of N3m Fertilizer

Four men, who allegedly stole 600 bags of fertilizer worth N3 million, were on Thursday charged before an Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. 

FG to Establish Cassava, Rice Processing Mills in Delta

Felix Kehi, the Coordinator of Federal Ministry of Agriculture in Delta, said that the Federal Government had concluded plans to establish two cassava-processing and one rice-processing mills in the state this year.

NACCIMA Warns Against Importation of Rice

Dr John Osemede, Director-General of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), says Nigeria has the capacity to produce enough quantity of rice to meet its needs.

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