By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has pledged support for yam producers, saying the country is pushing to become the number one exporter of the commodity in the world. He made the allusion recently at the end of the meeting with...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The director, system and site integration, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Kwesi Atta-Krah, has urged investors in seed production plants to help meet the demand for improved seeds. He said this will enhance quality seed availability as more stakeholders, will have access to more...
By Obinna Ogbonnaya, Abakaliki The federal government is to compensate Ebonyi State poultry farmers affected by the December 2016 Avian Influenza attack on poultry farms in the state, from July 5. The state’s commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Uchenna Orji, disclosed this yesterday in Abakaliki during a training programme...
By Ruth Tene,  with Agency Report The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, whose name was selected yesterday at Washington, D.C, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured. The award ceremony would take place...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja As part of efforts, led by the Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has began the distribution of emergency seeds and fertilisers  to...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja The Federal government through the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has again expressed the political will and commitment to creating business employment in agriculture. The Minister restated this commitment when he received a delegation of Nestle Nigeria Plc led by...
By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos The Nigeria Agribusiness Group, a think tank group that advises government on ways to grow the country’s agriculture sector, has said that with the successes already recorded in rice production the stage is now set for the country to move from rice importation to rice exportation. The...
Suzan Nwachukwu, Abuja A coalition of civil society organisations under the auspices of Voices for Food Security (VFS) has commended the present administration on its recent policy thrust in the agricultural sector that has seen it contributing to over 28 per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. At the re-launch...
The most important security concern of any nation is ‘food security.’ A nation that can’t feed its population is leaving at the peril of other nations. Agribusiness and economic experts has overtime, raised concern about the whooping sums being spent on imported food items by Nigeria. However, the tide...
By Ruth Tene Natsa, Abuja Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said three million school children will benefit from the Home Grown School Feeding programme by the end of 2017 even as he revealed that more one million primary school children across seven states are currently being fed through the...