Newspaper Releases

CBN, DANGOTE TARGET NIGERIA’S SELF SUFFICIENCY IN TOMATO PRODUCTION: Page 20 OF THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

BY Babajide Komolafe The paper reports that, Nigeria is set to achieve self-sufficiency in tomato production in the next one year following the attainment of daily production of one million tomato nurseries. The daily production of tomato nurseries was driven by the intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through its Anchor Borrower Programme […]

YAM STEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PLANTING-SEED: P.G 22 INVISTIGATOR OF THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019

A Seed Systems Principal Investigator at Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUNAM), Teryima Lorlamen, in this interview spoke on how science is gradually moving farmers into planting yam stem, same as in cultivating sweet potato, and also dissect best agronomy practices to help them grow healthy and bigger yams for increased income. Excerpts: By Hope […]

NIRSAL UNVEILS STRATEGY TO TACKLE $9BN POST- NIRSAL UNVEILS STRATEGY TO TACKLE $9BN POST- HARVEST LOSSES: P.G 24 OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019

By Ifeanyi Onuba According to the paper, the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending and other major stakeholders in the agriculture sector are working on a framework that will address the challenges in the seeds and grains value chain sector of the economy. The move is expected to tackle the key challenges […]

NIGERIA APPROVES GENETICALLY- MODIFIED BEANS FOR CONSUMPTION: P.G 12 OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019

By Chidimma C.Okeke The paper has it that, the Federal Government yesterday approved the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (beans) developed by the Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for environment release. The PBR Cowpea, by this development, becomes the first genetically modified food crop to be approved in the country. GM BEANS […]

AGRICBUSINESS: Page 33 OF FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 2019.

Ahead of the forthcoming polls, farmers, at an event organized by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre and Voices for Food Security (VFS), presented their expectations to some politicians in Lagos By Daniel Essiet. Essiet reports that, farmers organizations, especially those producing the raw ingredients and their suppliers from across the country, […]