The Deputy Mission Director USAID/Nigeria, Sara Werth, says untapped potential in the nation’s agriculture can help in achieving food security and economic growth. Werth said this at the launch of the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy (NATIP) 2022 – 2027 on Friday in Abuja. She said that agriculture is important to the growth and […]

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Wednesday, refuted spending of N18.9 billion on bush clearing during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown as alleged by the House Representatives Committee on Public Account. This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Joel Oruche. According to the […]

Anambra State Governor, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to champion the shift from dependence on oil to agriculture-driven economy. Soludo who was speaking when he played host to the CBN, Awka branch Manager, Mr. Benedict Maduagwu at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia described agro-export as the game changer for […]

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has urged the Federal Government to set up a special task force to tackle insecurity as part of the plans to address food shortages. Mr Kabir Ibrahim, National President of AFAN, made the call in an interview with the journalusts in Abuja on Friday. He said there was a […]

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has urged farmers and investors in Niger to sustain its Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) when it winds up in 2024. Dr Mathew Ahmed, the State Programme Coordinator, made the call on Tuesday in Minna, while inaugurating a one-day dialogue among VCDP farmers, investors, processors, off-takers and financial […]

The Managing Director, Presco Plc, Mr Felix Nwabuko, has urged government agencies to support oil palm research to boost export and economic development. Nwabuko made the call while addressing oil palm stakeholders at Presco’s plantation site at Ologbo, near Benin on the occasion of the “Seed Evidence Day’. The managing director in a statement on […]

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