Newspaper Releases

LOCAL RICE: AFAN ASSURES CONSUMERS OF AVAILABILITY IN COMMERCIAL QUANTITIES SOON: PAGE 20 OF WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2019

The paper reports that, the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos Chapter has promised that local rice in 50 kg, 25kg, and 10kg measures would soon be available to consumers in commercial quantities all year round. Mr. Femi Oke, AFAN Lagos Chapter Chairman, made this promise on Tuesday in an interview with the News […]

BOA RECORDS N36.9B ASSETS VIA NCR: P.G. 39 OF TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2019

By Uche Usim, Uche reports that, the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) hailed the National Collateral Registry (NCR) established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), describing it as an efficient mechanism that has –helped it register assets of 15,000 small businesses valued at about N36 billion. The Managing Director […]

TOMATO: ASSOCIATION SAYS INCREASED PRODUCTION WILL ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENT: P.G. 18 OF TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2019

The paper has it that, the Tomatoes and Orchid Producers Association of Nigeria (TOPAN), on Monday advised the Federal Government to look into sensitization of farmers on tomato farming to increase yield per hectare. The Association’s President, Mr. Job Oyeleke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that by increasing yields, foreign investors […]

GROUP APPROVES GENETICALLY MODIFIED COWPEA: P.G. 24 OF TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2019

By Jonathan Eze Jonathan reports that, the Nigerian Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has approved for commercial release of genetically modified, pest-resistant cowpea to farmers in Nigeria. This places the country on the path to becoming the first country to cultivate biotech cowpea. This development adds a new crop to the global biotech basket from Africa. […]