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Industrialist seeks increased surveillance on harmful frozen fish import

Industrialist seeks increased surveillance on harmful frozen fish import

FORMER Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Agriculture Sector Chairman Prince Wale Oyekoya  has called on the government to  tighten the noose on fish  smuggling. Oyekoya, managing director, BamaFarms, who spoke in Lagos, while adressing a food and agriculture writers forum, said smugglers bring in frozen fish, such as tilapia and croaker through the […] …

Group unveils farmers’ data platform

Group unveils farmers’ data platform

A GROUP of researchers, the OpenFarm Network, composed of Information Communication Technology (ICT), has created an online information services platform for smallholder farmers. It plans to integrate agricultural research data using ICT tools and techniques to produce platforms to analyse large quantities of open data on farming. Its Executive Director, Mr. Segun Ogunwale   said the  […] …

Agrotop to construct large-scale breeding farm in Nigeria

A leading global player in livestock turnkey projects, Agrotop, has made known its intention to build a large-scale pullet and breeding farm for Agrited, Nigeria’s leading supplier of poultry products. The newly built Blue Plains Farm located in Ibadan, Oyo State, will accommodate six Environmental Control (EC) breeder pullet houses, 12 EC producing breeder houses, […]
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KADCCIMA wants FG to revive cotton farming

The Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) says increasing cotton farming is the first step towards reviving local textile companies in the country. The Director-General of KADCCIMA, Alhaji Usman Saulawa said this when the leadership of the chamber paid a courtesy visit on the Management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]
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ARMTI, Network Associates train Bayelsa youths on farm produce packaging, marketing

No fewer than 43 participants from Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa West senatorial district in Bayelsa State were trained at the one-day Agricultural Trade Fair organised last week by the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) in collaboration with the Network Associates Ltd. The one-day programme which was sponsored by the Federal Government through […]
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Obiano inaugurates farmers support initiative in Anambra

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra on Friday, inaugurated a Farmers Support (FS) Initiative, to eradicate extreme poverty among rural farmers in the state. Speaking at the occasion at Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area, Obiano said his administration had earmarked N300 million as loans for farmers in the coming farming season. Obiano, who was represented […]
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FG to re-construct grazing reserves ― Ogbeh

The Federal Government says it will soon commence the reconstruction of grazing reserves across the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said this in Abuja when participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course Twelve (EIMC12) and Institute for Security Studies, Usma Dam, Bwari, visited him. A statement by Mr Nakorji […]
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Hello Tractor, CTA partner to support small holder farmers

Hello Tractor, CTA partner to support small holder farmers

hello Tractor and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU have announced a partnership to increase smallholder farmers’ access to mechanisation services and youth employment opportunities. The deal will enable Hello Tractor to expand its services across Nigeria and Kenya to connect 5,000 smallholder farmers to mechanisation services, as well as to create […] …

‘How Nigeria agro exports can grow to N100b by 2022’

‘How Nigeria agro exports can grow to N100b by 2022’

Nigerian agro-exports can increase by 2022 if the export sector capitalises on the opportunity offered across Europe and the United States (US).This, however, depends on how the government and the private sector empowers farmers and producers meet safety standards, DANIEL ESSIET reports.       Nigeria’S agro-exports have  the potential to grow to N100 billion […] …

How CBN anchor borrowers programme is boosting maize production

THE Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015 and was targeted at creating a linkage between anchor companies involved in the process of selecting key agricultural commodities and small holder farmers. The focus of ABP is to provide seed to farmers and cash to grow the crops. This […]
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