FEPSAN applauds Buhari’s insistence on the ban on food, fertiliser imports

The Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for re-emphasising the need to sustain the ban placed on the importation of fertiliser and some staple food items into Nigeria. President of FEPSAN, Mr Thomas Etuh who gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday said the presidential pronouncement is a demonstration of the determination of Mr President to … Continue reading FEPSAN applauds Buhari’s insistence on the ban on food, fertiliser imports

Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

Minister of of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the only way out of post harvest wastage of agricultural produce in the country is technology. Onu made this disclosure in Abuja, on Thursday, while receiving members of Association of Food and Agro Processors led by its Chairman, Duro Kuteyi. The visit, according to the Association, was to establish partnership with the Federal Government … Continue reading Technology, the solution to post-harvest wastage — Minister

COVID-19: Kwara government flags off the free distribution of 50,000 Cocoa seedlings as a palliative to farmers

Kwara State Deputy Governor and Chairman Kwara State Cocoa Development Committee, Mr Kayode Alabi today flagged off the distribution of cocoa seedlings to farmers for the year 2020 planting season as palliatives. Delivering his keynote address, the Deputy Governor emphasised the importance of cocoa to the nation’s economy, stressing that the cocoa industry is the second largest foreign exchange earner after crude and generates over … Continue reading COVID-19: Kwara government flags off the free distribution of 50,000 Cocoa seedlings as a palliative to farmers

Buhari directs CBN to implement zero allocation of forex for the importation of food items and fertilizer

As the Federal Government rolls out the Economic Sustainability Plan and sets goal for National Food Security, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria ”not to issue a kobo” of the country’s reserves for the importation of food items and fertilizer. At a meeting of the National Food Security Council at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari restated his earlier verbal … Continue reading Buhari directs CBN to implement zero allocation of forex for the importation of food items and fertilizer

Gov Ishaku seeks NEXIM Bank’s support for Agric, Tourism and Mineral resources development in Taraba State

Taraba State Government and the management of Nexim Bank are working on a partnership that will facilitate the development of agricultural, mineral and tourism potentials in the state. This is part of the resolution reached a meeting of the top management of the bank and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku at the bank’s headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday. Gov Ishaku had briefed the management of the … Continue reading Gov Ishaku seeks NEXIM Bank’s support for Agric, Tourism and Mineral resources development in Taraba State

FUTA’s Collaboration with Industry Secures N50 Million loan for Cocoa Farmers from Anchors Borrowers Programme

The Laboratory for Geoecology and Sustainable Food Systems (GeoLab) of the  Federal University of Technology Akure ,FUTA in conjunction with Biospheric Nigeria Limited recently gave practical expression to University –Industry collaboration  by securing over N50 million Naira  loan from the Federal Government of Nigeria /Central Bank of Nigeria /The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending- FGN CBN/NIRSAL-  Anchor/Borrowers program  for cocoa farmers in Akure South and North Local … Continue reading FUTA’s Collaboration with Industry Secures N50 Million loan for Cocoa Farmers from Anchors Borrowers Programme

FG to inject over N600bn into agriculture for food security – Minister

The Federal Government is set to inject over N600 billion as stimulus response into the agriculture sector. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi on Sunday in Abuja. The minister according to the statement, made this known while on a tour of Dangote Fertiliser Plant … Continue reading FG to inject over N600bn into agriculture for food security – Minister

FG, National Assembly bringing rejected water bill through the back door, says Soyinka

Playwright and social critic,   Prof Wole Soyinka, has faulted attempts by the Federal Government with the connivance of the National Assembly to return the National Water Resources Bill rejected by the public in 2018. There were reports that that the House of Representatives on July 23, 2020, referred the National Water Resources Bill 2020 to a “committee of the whole,” for third reading and passage.Soyinka,  … Continue reading FG, National Assembly bringing rejected water bill through the back door, says Soyinka

Seyi Makinde approves $1.2m for STEP agribusiness initiative

The Oyo State Government, on Tuesday, approved the sum of 1.2 million US Dollars for the commencement of the Start Them Early Programme (STEP), an agribusiness initiative, in six selected secondary schools, across the six geopolitical zones in the state. The programme, according to the state government, is targeted at gainfully impacting youths in agribusiness with the potentials of expanding the economy of the state. … Continue reading Seyi Makinde approves $1.2m for STEP agribusiness initiative

Lawmaker urges contractors to hasten the completion of Lagos Rice Mill

The Chairman, Lagos State House Committee on Agriculture, Mr. Kehinde Joseph has charged contractors handling the Imota Rice Mill to hasten work on the project in order to meet the December 2020 completion timeline. Joseph, who stated this when he led other members of the committee on an inspection tour and oversight function to the rice mill on Thursday in Lagos, noted that the committee … Continue reading Lawmaker urges contractors to hasten the completion of Lagos Rice Mill