FG Inaugurates National Cocoa Management Committee

FG Inaugurates National Cocoa Management Committee

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the National Cocoa Management Committee (NCMC), to tackle some of the challenges in the cocoa sector.  Speaking at the inauguration of the 11-man Committee on National Cocoa Management, in Abuja, the Minister of Agriculture...
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Dakio: Palm Oil, Key To Economic Prosperity In Niger Delta 

Dakio: Palm Oil, Key To Economic Prosperity In Niger Delta 

Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme in the Niger Delta, Retired Col. Milland Dikio has challenged youths in the region to exploit opportunities in the oil palm business.  Addressing a workshop in Yenagoa organised by a group of ex-agitators...
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CBN Partners UNILORIN On N600m Commercial Poultry Farm 

CBN Partners UNILORIN On N600m Commercial Poultry Farm 

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has inaugurated an integrated commercial poultry farm with a N600 million loan.  Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice Chancellor of the university, who spoke at the o...
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Nigeria, EU Present Report On Maize Value Chain 

Nigeria, EU Present Report On Maize Value Chain 

The Nigerian Government and the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, on Friday, presented a report on the value chain analysis study on maize.  A statement issued on Friday explained that the collaboration was done between Nigeria’s Ministr...
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SAAF Pledges To Make Benue Oil Palm Hub

SAAF Pledges To Make Benue Oil Palm Hub

The Director of Agriculture Services, Sir Alex Addingi Foundation (SAAF), Mr Sam Agwa, has pledged the commitment of the foundation to make Benue an oil palm hub. Agwa made the promise during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between...
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Stakeholders Task FG On Rejection Of Nigeria’s Agric Export

Stakeholders Task FG On Rejection Of Nigeria’s Agric Export

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to the Federal Government to support farmers in addressing the rejection of Nigeria’s agricultural produce in the international market.  Some of the stakeholders who spoke with the News Agency of Nige...
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Sterling Bank Emerges Best Financial Institution As ACGSF Rewards Farmers

Sterling Bank Emerges Best Financial Institution As ACGSF Rewards Farmers

Sterling Bank was on Thursday named Best Participating Financial Institution for 2021 at the Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF).  The ACGSF,  in an event in Abuja, also rewarded three Agriculture entrepreneurs who took loans and repaid ...
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Nigeria Targets 1.6b Litres Of Milk Per Annum

Nigeria Targets 1.6b Litres Of Milk Per Annum

Nigeria is targeting 1.6 billion liters of milk per annum for self-sufficiency in livestock products and animal protein needs.  Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, disclosed this while inaugurating the National...
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Nigeria Begins Trials For New Tela Maize Variety

Nigeria Begins Trials For New Tela Maize Variety

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NBDA) has commenced trial phase for the new TELA Maize in some states to understudy the variety among farmers.  Dr Rose Gidado, the Deputy Director, NBDA, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency.....
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CBN Rewards Lagos Farmers With Cash Gifts

CBN Rewards Lagos Farmers With Cash Gifts

Three farmers in Lagos State have won the “Best Farmer of the Year 2021” award organised by the Development Finance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the farmers were given...
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Edo Reiterates Support For Oil Palm Investment

Edo Reiterates Support For Oil Palm Investment

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the government’s sustained investment in oil palm cultivation and production will enhance the diversification of the state’s economy from crude oil and support ongoing efforts to engender forest regenera...
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Saro Oil Palm Embarks On Pre-Planting Activities In Edo

Saro Oil Palm Embarks On Pre-Planting Activities In Edo

An integrated agricultural company, Saro Oil Palm Limited has embarked on pre-planting activities in preparation for the development of a 10,000-hectare oil palm plantation in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State.  Managing Director of Saro Oil P...
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FG Distributes Farm Inputs, Tools To Women In Sokoto 

FG Distributes Farm Inputs, Tools To Women In Sokoto 

The Federal Government, in collaboration with the Sokoto State Government, on Sunday commenced the distribution of farm inputs and hand tools to women in the 23 local government areas of the state.  Inaugurating the distribution in Sokoto, Hajiya Kulu Sif...
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Oil Palm Investment: Edo Seeks Regional Collaboration

Oil Palm Investment: Edo Seeks Regional Collaboration

Edo State Government has called for regional collaboration to drive investment into sustainable oil palm production in Nigeria as part of strategies to lift Nigeria’s industrialization effort.  Managing Director of the Edo State Investment Promotion Off...
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