Niger Govt to partner Senegal based company,Willing Hands to boost Agriculture

The Niger state Government is set to partner a Senegal based company; Willing Hands in the area of Agriculture.   This was sequel to the visit of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and some members of his cabinet and other private investors to Richard Toll, Saint Louis, Senegal on the invitation of the organisation.   The visit was majorly for feasibility study so as to create a workable document for the establishment of a commercial farm project in Niger State.   The Governor and his entourage were taken round three farms;…

NIFAAS reiterates commitment to provide advisory services to Rural Dwellers, says majority are farmers

The Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services ( NIFAAS) has reiterated its commitment to provide effective advisory services to the rural dwellers who are majorly Farmers in the country. This was disclosed by the President of the Forum, Prof. Dele Tologbonse at the inaugural meeting of it’s new Executive Committee  in Abuja. Prof. Tologbonse further revealed that members of the Forum are scattered all over the country in order to provide advisory services to the peasant farmers. According to the National President, “this feat would be achieved by collaborating with…

Nigerians to buy Rice at cheaper rate as farmers launch 1 million bags of rice

The rice from the pyramid, which is a collaboration between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and RIFAN, will be allocated to the processors for processing, and then will be subsequently sold at discounted prices. According to NAN, this was made known on Tuesday in Abuja by the Chairman, Pyramid Sub Committee of RIFAN, Mr Shehu Muazu, who said that the rice pyramid would show that local production of food is possible. Muazu said that immediately after the unveiling of the pyramid, the CBN and RIFAN will allocate the rice…

BUHARI RICE PYRAMID: A Jamboree Or Nigeria Rice Production Exploit By Aliyu Ilias

Interrogating the value of one million paddy rice pyramid in Abuja, displayed to showcase the impact of anchor borrower scheme and other support for rice farmers, the speech of the central bank of Nigeria clarified some of the burning questions on the pyramid, he said they bought the paddy rice from the rice farmer in a place of collecting money to encourage them, the government in turn process the rice and send it to the market for consumption.   In the year 2014 government of Thailand exported 1.3 million metrics…

Gov Sule flags off fertilizer sales for dry season farming, warns against racheteering

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has flagged off the sales of fertilizer to farmers for the 2021/22 dry season farming, warning officials incharge of the distribution of the commodity against racheteering.   Engineer Sule flagged off the fertilizer and other farm inputs sales, at a ceremony which held at the headquarters of the Nasarawa Agricultural Development Programme (NADP), on Wednesday.   According to the governor, his administration will continue to support farmers in the state towards retaining the current position of Nasarawa State in the country in terms of…

NASC,CPEB hold training on quality seed production

The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) in conjunction with the Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, (CPEB) University of Ibadan (UI), on Monday began a -week training of staff of the Council geared towards enhancing quality seeds production in Nigeria.   The training, held at CPEB department University of Ibadan, focused on seed research methodology, data analysis and reporting.   Speaking at the event, the NASC Director-General, Dr Olusegun Ojo, said that the training was to ensure production of improved quality seeds which is one of the mandates of…

Conservator General seeks Armed Forces support to safeguard Forest Reserve:

The Conservator General (CG), National Park Service (NPS), Dr Ibrahim Musa Goni has expressed the readiness of the Service to partner with the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards safeguarding the nation’s forest reserve. The CG made this known today 14 September 2021 when he led NPS management staff on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor at the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja. Dr Goni, stated that the NPS was established for the purpose of protecting and conserving the biodiversity in the designated areas…

FG launches NLTP in Nasarawa …   Security, economy our reasons for keying into project,says Gov Sule

The Federal Government has launched the long awaited National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Nasarawa State, being the pilot state in the country to kick-start the programme initiated in 2018. Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, in company of his Plateau State counterpart and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF), Simon Bako Lalong, as well as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, among other dignitaries, launched the Model Ranching Hub Project, in Awe Grazing Reserve, in Awe Local Government Area, on Thursday. In a speech before the launching…

Osun govt distributes 100,000 cocoa seedlings, limes, agro-chemicals, other farm imputs to farmers … inaugurates OBOPS III

The Government of the State of Osun on Tuesday distributed 100,000 cocoa seedlings to about 1,000 farmers in the State. The State Government also distributed agro-chemicals, hand-spraying tools, limes and other farm inputs to about 1,000 farmers across the Local Government Areas of the State. The Government also inaugurated Osun Broilers Outgrowers Production Scheme III (OBOPS) to enhance the capacity of the livestock production and turn around the fortune of the scheme to be more profitable and attractive to farmers in the State. Farmers in each of the Local Government…

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…