By Daniel Essiet
The paper reports that, Nigeria, being among the world biggest producers of agro crops, has not exploited much of their export potential. Several recommendations were, however, made for improving the sector at the maiden Nigeria Agricultural Exporter Group Summit (NAEG) in Lagos.
For Nigeria to export more farm and food products, it must invest heavily in high value crops. This was stakeholders’ position at the maiden Nigeria Agricultural Exporter Group Summit (NAEG) in Lagos.
STAKEHOLDERS SEEK SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES, BLUE ECONOMY: P.G 35
By Daniel Essiet
According to the paper, stakeholders have canvassed increased government’s support to improve fisheries and aquaculture.
This was the plea at the Validation Workshop on Review of National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policies for Coherence/Alignment, with the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa.
It held at the Federal Department of Fisheries, Lagos.
EXPERT URGES INCREASED SUPPORT FOR RICE FARMERS: P.G 35
By Jessica Dickson
Jessica reports that, World Bank Consultant Abel Ogunwale has canvassed increased support for rice farmers to boost harvest and incomes.
He said if the rice sector enjoys robust growth, the economy will develop significantly.
He also urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to improve the monitoring of its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to ensure the right farmers in the sector secure loans.
INSTITUTE TO BEGIN INSPECTION OF FEED MILLS: P.G 35
The paper has it that, the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NAIS) is starting a nationwide inspection/audit exercise of feed business premises. Effective feeds contribute to the production and maintenance of healthy livestock.
Head, Inspectorate Department, Mr. Olufemi Atunbi, said the exercise will start on November 5, in the North-west zone of the country.