Category Archives: Agriculture

“200L To Final Year Agriculture Undergraduates Must Own Farm” Minister Of Agriculture

The federal government of Nigeria, has said all 200 Level to final year students undergoing courses in agricultural related disciplines must own a farm each.
The meeting which held at his office in Abuja in the presence of the governing council members of federal universities, The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh on Tuesday said social sciences will soon be phased out from the academic programmes of federal universities of agriculture in the country.

Federal Government of Nigeria has also directed members of the governing councils of the universities to make it mandatory that graduation from any of the agricultural based institutions should be based on 60 per cent of practical work and 40 per cent theory.

Contact Addresses Of Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service is a regulatory agency under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It was created for the harmonization of Plants, Veterinary and Aquatic resources (fisheries) Quarantine in Nigeria to promote and regulate sanitary (animal and fisheries health) and phytosanitary(plant health) measures in connection with the import and export of agricultural products with a view to minimizing the risk to agricultural economy, food safety and the environment.

The main objective of NAQS is to prevent the introduction, establishment and spread of animal and zoonotic diseases as well as pests of plants and fisheries including their products. NAQS also undertakes emergency protocol to control or manage new pest incursion or disease outbreak in collaboration with key stakeholders. NAQS ensures that our agricultural exports meet with international standards in line with International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Office International des Epizootics (OIE) representing the World Organization for Animal Health, WTO/Sanitary and International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) and SPS conditions of the importing countries. Its operations are guided by the enabling legislation enacted by the National Assembly and SPS regulations and schedules.


Want to export domestic, wild animals and AQUATIC PRODUCTS from Nigeria? Please read  Nigeria Quarantine Service ANIMAL EXPORT REQUIREMENTS below

Evidence of Company registration with CAC
Detailed Company Profile
The list of companies and countries you export to
Volume of export(s) in the last one year (Quantity, units and frequency)
The source(s) of raw materials used in producing the export product/by- products
Ports of export used in Nigeria
NAQS officials encountered at post of export
Documentation involved in previous export
Samples of export permits in the last one year issued to you
Evidence of registration with NAQS as an exporter of agricultural product.
Challenges encountered in exporting your products
Environmental Impact Assessment Report of your production facility

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service Urges Importers of Wild Animals To Obtain CITES Certificates

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has advised potential importers of reptiles and other wild animals to obtain CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) certificates.

Dr Vincent Isegbe, the Coordinating Director of NAQS, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday that those who wanted to import wildlife should obtain CITES permits from Federal Ministry of Environment to avoid any embarrassment.

He said that reptiles were some of endangered species which could not be imported or exported to any country without CITES certificates.

“The essence of issuing CITES certificates is to make sure that every nation preserves its own species of wildlife.

“So, anybody who wants to import, trade or move wild animals as pets from one country to another must register the animals.

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service PLANT EXPORT & IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service PLANT EXPORT & IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

Importing countries of the world need phytosanitary certificate to accompany Nigeria plant export. Request forms for certifications are also available at the designated agricultural quarantine offices through out Nigeria

A phytosanitary certificate contains statements to the effect that quarantine inspection has been carried out by the accredited officers of the NAQS and the consignment of plants/plant products is pest-free at the time of examination.

22 Nigerians Trained on Dairy Milk Production by Netherlands

Ile-Ife, Nigeria – Some Foreign investors from Netherlands have trained 22 Nigerians on dairy production and preservation of milk as part of efforts to diversify from oil to agric sector of the economy.

The President Netherlands Alumni Association of Nigeria Practical Training Centre (PTC+) Chapter, Mrs. Atinuke Akinyemi, disclosed this during a two-day international summit held at the Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife yesterday.

The event had: Dairy Farming: A new dawn in the Nigeria Agricultural Sector and the way forward” as its theme.

Palm Kernel Oil Processing Machines – Price List

Searching the internet for Palm Kernel oil production machines to start your business?

Below is the Price List of Palm Kernel Oil Processing Machines in Nigeria.

Equipment Description Unit Number

Yam Growers Association of Nigeria Accuse Government Of Neglect

The Yam Growers Association of Nigeria (YAGAN) has accused the Federal Government of neglecting the country’s yam farmers in its nascent yam export drive.

Alhaji Shuaibu Idris, the President of the association, expressed the viewpoint on Tuesday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He said that the government had failed to carry the association along in its yam export initiative.

He underscored the need to involve YAGAN in all the processes of the yam export programme, saying that its contribution to the success of the initiative should not be underestimated.