Category Archives: Agriculture

Actor Osita Iheme Visits His Resident Farms – Photo

After opening his Resident Hotel in Owerri, star actor, Osita Iheme aka Pawpaw, has ventured into Agriculture.

The actor shows off his Resident farms.

USAID’s project targets 5m farmers

eed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, run by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is targeting five million farmers, its Team Leader, Dr Osagie Aimiuwu said.

He made this known at a meeting with the project’s stakeholders at the National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS) in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Nigeria’s livestock industry under explored

The Federal Government can generate millions of naira from the livestock industry if efforts are made to address lingering farmers/herdsmen crisis,the Chief Executive, TVC Nigeria, Mr Andrew Hanlon, has said.

Addressing the National Conflict Resolution Summit organised by TVC and The Nation in Abuja yesterday, Hanlon maintained that Nigeria is missing out on jobs and other economic benefits if urgent action is not taken to resolve the crisis.

Nigeria May Experience Rice Shortage In 2019 – See Why

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that if appropriate measures were not taken to replant after the recent flood, the country may experience rice shortage.

Ogbeh disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at the inauguration of National Agricultural Seed Council Molecular Facility and the 2018 Seed Fair and Farmer’s field day.

Cattle Ranches: FG To Use Own Land As States Resist

The delay by state governments in providing land for ranches has made the Federal Government to realise that it has more than enough land for the purpose in the different states, OKECHUKWU NNODIM writes

The Federal Government has decided to use some of its own land in various parts of the country for the establishment of ranches in order to put an end to clashes between herders and farmers across the nation.

Stakeholders Canvass increased focus on Cashew production In Nigeria

Farmers and other stakeholders in the agric sector have called for more attention to the production, processing and marketing of cashew in view of its huge nutritional and economic value.

The stakeholders in separate interviews lamented the utter neglect of the product, and regretted that the few farmers engaged in it had neither been supported nor encouraged to adequately reap its vast economic potential.

How Digital Farming Can Tackle Nigeria’s Food Shortage

How Digital Farming Can Tackle Nigeria’s Food Shortage

World food agencies such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Food Programme have, on several occasions, raised an alarm over the looming and impending danger of food shortage in Nigeria. Both agencies, as of March 2018, said that it is possible for food shortage to affect 5.8 million Nigerians.

Despite the large expanse of land that cuts across the country from the North, South, East and West, it’s very shocking and rather sad that there’s not enough food to go round.

The Long Road to Reviving Nigeria’s Cocoa Sector

Cocoa House in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, was built with the earnings from exports of cocoa beans and at 26 storeys was once the country’s tallest building.

Profits from sales of the commodity — prized around the world as the basic ingredient for chocolate — used to be ploughed into providing free education and health services, rural development and other infrastructure projects.