Agriculture: Osun to begin allocation of land to farmers  … over 200 farmers to get land in first phase 

As part of efforts to revamp the agriculture sector, guarantee food sufficiency and make the State the food basket of the Southwest region, Government of the State of Osun has began allocation of land to farmers in the State for massive agricultural production. The government disclosed that out of the 1000 hectares of land set aside for the initiative, 400 hectares had been ploughed for the plantation of cocoa, cassava and other agriculture produce. It further revealed that the ploughed lands which are located in Ife South Local Government Area…

Food Production : NYSC signs MoU with NALDA 

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority to boost food production in the country. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim during the signing of the MoU at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, commended NALDA for recently training sixty-eight Corps Members as Soil Doctors and Extension Service Workers. He also lauded the Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, for his vision and strong passion for National development. The DG said NYSC Scheme mobilised more than…

NYSC partners Cereals Research Institute on modern Agric training

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badeggi, Niger State, on the training of Corps Members and Staff on modern farming methods. The formalization of partnership by the two agencies came as NYSC is revamping its agricultural programme in line with the Federal Government’s policy on diversification of the economy. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said at the NCRI office today that the Scheme was tapping the potentials of Corps Members for the promotion of agriculture with a…

Osun to unveil new cocoa initiative, empower 2000 youths 

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, said on Tuesday that his administration remained a critical partner of the Anchor Borrower Programme  initiative of the Federal Government as part of efforts to revamp the agriculture sector. The Governor stated this at the unveiling of Ekiti State Government Rice Pyramid Project, the signing of MoU between the State and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria and the flag-off of 2021 wet season rice cultivation. He disclosed that the rice component of the Osun Food Support Scheme was sourced from…

Nasarawa Govt inaugurates 16 – hectare farmland for NYSC 

Nasarawa State Government has promised more support for the NYSC Scheme in its quest to support the Federal Government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe stated this today in  Doma during the inauguration of sixteen hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma Kingdom, HRM Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Aliyu Oga Onawo to the National Youth Service Corps and the inauguration of 2021 farming season by Corps Members in Doma. He commended the Andoma…

UN Food Summit: Gov Sule tasks participants to evolve means of curbing wastages 

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has tasked facilitators and participants at a food summit, to evolve means of curbing wastages suffered by local farmers. Engineer Sule laid the task Thursday, while delivering a keynote address at this year’s United Nations Food Summit exploratory dialogue, for the North Central region, which held in Lafia, on Thursday. The food systems summit was organized in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. According to the Governor, the amount of wastages suffered by local farmers both during cropping season,…

FG to cultivate 100,000 hectares for rice production in Nasarawa

The Federal Government has approached the Nasarawa State Government, with a view to accessing 100, 000 hectares of land for rice cultivation.   Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this while playing host to the Managing Director of the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, Engineer Muhammad Addra, who led a delegation on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Tuesday.   Engineer Sule disclosed that officials of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, approached him Monday night, seeking the state government to provide access to…

Gov Sule visits agric minister, seeks further support, collaboration

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sought further collaboration and support from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, especially in to the area of boosting agricultural activities, as well as rural roads.   Engineer Sule made this known when he paid a thank-you visit to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Shanono, in Abuja, on Wednesday.   According to the Governor, with Nasarawa State being an agricultural state, it will require the support of the ministry to attain its potential of adding a…

Farmers /Herders conflict: Group advocate increased funding for NSCDC Agro Rangers 

A pressure group,Network for Peace and National Food Security has called on Federal government of Nigeria to increase funding for the Agro Rangers unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC. ‘The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade James Okoronkwo noted that the NSCDC Agro Rangers has been performing creditably to the delight of the rank and file in addition to the critical stakeholders. The group also hailed the appointment of through- bred security professional, Mr Clinton Hillary Madu as the NSCDC Commandant -General “Mr…

NYSC DG tasks corps members on modern trends in agriculture

Corps Members have been advised to equip themselves with modern trends in agricultural practices. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this advise on Monday in an address during a virtual seminar with the theme, “Alleviating Hunger and Poverty through Agriculture: Today’s Youth-Tomorrow’s Leaders”, organised by Corps Members serving at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan. He noted that the NYSC Management seeks active participation of Corps Members in agriculture which is in alignment with Federal Government’s drive to boost agriculture, so as to diversify national economy from over…