300,000 Tons of fertiliser, 100 tractors procured by Kebbi State Government to boost...

Kebbi State Government has procured 300,000 tons of fertilizer and about 100 tractors for farmers under its short and long term plans. The State Commissioner...

Katsina establishes tomato paste factory

Katsina State government has awarded a N500 million contract for a Tomato Paste Processing Plant at Kokami Village, Danja Local Government Area. The contract was...

Maize pest besiege 22 states, threaten food security

The African armyworm caterpillar, a pest in maize is currently ravaging farms in 22 states of the country, an official of the Ministry of...

NAQS urge stringent inspection on Nigerian vegetables

The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has stressed the need to observe stringent inspection and certification procedures in processing Nigerian vegetables for export. Dr Vincent...

Group partners with FG on organic agriculture

The Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative in Nigeria has expressed its readiness to partner with the Federal Government in Organic Agriculture to accelerate its...

FG to support Agric investments to boost food production

The Federal Government is committed to supporting all agricultural investments to boost food production in the country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief...

USAID launches new agricultural private sector partnerships

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched two new agribusiness partnerships with Chi Farms and Niji Foods. The event highlighted USAID’s...

FG to develop local pesticides

The Federal Government will develop local pesticides from mint leaf and seeds to reduce cases of pests destruction of crops in farms. Mint leaf, also...

Nigeria cannot depend solely on rain-fed agriculture – expert

For Nigeria to compete favourably with other nations and meet food sufficiency and food security target, the country has to reduce its sole dependence...

FG, AfDB to spend $175m on irrigation, markets

The Federal Government will spend 175 million US dollars to rehabilitate agricultural and ancillary social infrastructure in seven states under its Agricultural Transformation Support...

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