The paper reports that the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) has contributed $68.9 million to the nation’s economy since inception in 2014, its National Programme Coordinator, Dr. Ameh Onoja has said. Onoja spoke at a workshop organized by IFAD in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural […]
By Ismail Mudashir Ismail reports that, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed disappointment with the Nigerian Press over the coverage of his go-back-to-land agricultural revolution programme. He spoke at a dinner for youth political appointees at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Wednesday night.
By Daniel Essiet Daniel reports that, the Nigeria Agricultural Exporter Group (NAEG) is targeting increased exports to $250 billion yearly. Its founder, Capt. John Okakpu, who spoke in Lagos, said the group is tasking corrective steps to ensure that the nation increases the quantity of exports and reaches new markets. HOW PIND IS CHANGING CAPACITY […]
By Samuel Awoynfa Awoyinfa reports that, the House of Representatives Committee on Water Resources called on the nation’s river basin development authorities to also focus on agriculture, as this will be I line with the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to diversify the nation’s economy. The Chairman of the Committee, Haman Patagi, said […]
• PRAISES HIS CONTRIBUTION TO RICE IMPORT REDUCTION BY 90% By Gboyega Akinsanmi Gboyega reports that, Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, yesterday regreted despite his good works, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, had been denied the opportunity to serve for another term. Listing Ambode’s good works, Bagudu said, for instance, Nigeria could not […]
By NAN The paper reports that, representative of the Wife of President, Dr. Hajo Sanni; the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development’s representative, Dr. Abdulkadir Muazu; Director-General, National Women Development Centre (NCWD). Mrs. Mary Eta; Wife of the Governor of Kaduna State, Aisha El-Rufai, and other dignitaries at the launch of the’ National Gender Action […]
According to the paper, rice farmers in Sokoto State have lost an estimated 61,197.5 tonnes of rice valued at N27.5 billion due to flood in this cropping season. Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) Alhaji Ibrahim Salihu, made the disclosure during a visit to some of the affected farms.
By Obinna Odogwu Obinna writes that, towards the end of Ogoja Road, somewhere before Onuebonyi Junction, is the popular Abakaliki Rice Mill, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The rice centre, which sits on a sizeable price of land far away from the densely-populated residential area, every day, is beehive of activities. From far and near, people converge […]
By Daniel Essiet Daniel reports that, the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) invested N1.5 billion since its inception in 2002 to promote wealth creation activities in the agriculture sector. Speaking during the World Food Day celebration in Lagos yesterday, the Executive Director, BATN, Abimbola Okoya, said the body was committed to empowering rural small […]