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Nigeria: 2 NGOs to Establish Agriculture Information Centres For Farmers in 3 States

Nigeria: 2 NGOs to Establish Agriculture Information Centres For Farmers in 3 States

Synergos Nigeria, an agriculture transformation supporting group, says it will soon establish an agriculture information centre for farmers in Benue, Kogi and Kaduna states in collaboration with the Civil Innovation Lab, a co-NGO. The Country Director of Synergos, Mr Adewale Ajadi, made the disclosure at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. Ajadi said that […]

Nigeria: NIRSAL To Support 500,000 Farmers in 2018 Wet Season Farming

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says it will support no fewer than 500,000 smallholder farmers under the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme for the 2018 wet season farming. The Managing Director of NIRSAL, Mr Aliyu Abdulhameed said the support would assist farmers to produce about 1.5 million tonnes of grains at […]

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Nigeria: Food and Drink Fair,… Entrepreneurs Advocate Organic Foods, Healthy Choices

Some food and confectionery entrepreneurs have advised Nigerians to go for organic foods and make healthy choices in their diet.  The food vendors gave the advice in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the ongoing Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Food and Drink Fair on Tuesday in Lagos.  NAN reports that the […]

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Israel To Assist Transform Tanzania’s Agriculture Sector, – Minister

Israel said on Monday that it is ready to help transform Tanzania’s ailing agriculture sector and turn the country into Africa’s breadbasket. Visiting Israeli Minister for Justice, Ayelet Shaked, also pledged to cement cooperation in a number of other areas, including security, pharmaceuticals and information, communication and technology (ICT). “Israel is a superpower of technology […]

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Nigeria: Central Bank Begins Disbursement Of N26bn Agribusiness Fund To MSMEs

  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in collaboration with the Bankers’ Committee on Thursday commenced disbursement of N26 billion Agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) fund to the first set of beneficiaries. The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele at the inauguration of the scheme in Abuja, said that the fund was set up by […]

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Herdsmen Attacks: Climate Change May Threaten Nigeria’s Food Security Soon– Farmer

  A farmer, Mr Adolphus Ogbonna, has warned that food security may be threatened seriously in Nigeria in the near future because of persistent herdsmen attacks and climate change. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, Ogbonna said the future of agriculture was not looking good, due […]

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Nigeria To Revive 12 Fertiliser Blending Plants

  Nigeria is to revive 12 moribund fertiliser blending plants to bring to 23 the total number of plants that will partake in 2018 Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI) The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who disclosed this at a media briefing in Lagos said 11 moribund plants with a combined capacity of over […]

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Nigeria Embarks On Road Construction To Boost Agriculture — Says Minister

  By Ahmad Umar In order to boost movement of goods and services across Nigeria, the Federal government says it has embarked on roads construction Nationwide. The Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan Zarma stated this on Sunday while speaking with Newsmen in Gombe, northeast of the country. He said government was […]

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