Seafood Export From Norway To Nigeria Hits $35m

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) has said the value of the seafood export to Nigeria between January and October this year has reached $35million, adding that the country’s seafood export is the second largest in the world. Speaking at the press briefing at the Eko Hotels and Suites, NSC Director, Trond Kosvelt said Nigeria is [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

FG Launches ‘National Gender Policy On Agriculture’

In order to achieve food security and reduce poverty, the Nigerian government on Thursday launched the ‘National Gender Policy on Agriculture’ in Abuja. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said it is time for women to be prominent in the agriculture sector. Mr Nanono said the policy was to enhance the equality [...]

By | November 1st, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Strange Diseases Affect Onions Worth N1bn In Kebbi

The National Association of Onions Farmers in Kebbi says its members have lost over N1 billion worth of onions to two strange diseases affecting farms and storage facilities in the state. The Chairman of the association, Bello Uba, told the News Agency Of Nigeria(NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that, at least, 20,000 farmers were [...]

By | November 1st, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Flood Submerges 4,000 Hectares Of Rice Fields In Borno

Rice farmers in Borno State, on Friday, recounted ordeals as 4,000 hectares of rice farms were submerged as a result of the release of excess water from the Aloa Dam located in the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital.  The News Agency of Nigeria reports that thousands of hectares of rice fields wilted due to [...]

By | October 18th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Osinbajo Visits Ex-Militant, Retson Tedheke’s Farm In Nasarawa (Photos)

Yesterday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited a farm in Nasarawa where an ex-militant and activist from Niger-Delta, Retain Tedheke is cultivating 3,000 hectares of farmland for crop and livestock production. This is a true Nigerian story of hope, honesty, and unity, says Osinbajo The coming together of communities in Hadari Emirate district in Kokona LGA [...]

By | October 18th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

FG Considering Introduction Of Excise Duty On Carbonated Drinks, Says Finance Minister

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, says the federal government is considering introducing excise duty on carbonated drinks. The minister made this known while addressing the media, including TheCable, on the sidelines of the ongoing annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. Excise duty is a levy placed on the manufacture [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

World Food Day Celebration In Nigeria

File Photo: Nigeria's Minister Of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. Two days ago, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sabo Nanono, [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State New Policy States That Butchers Must Submit Vertinary Health Certificate Of Animals Slaughtered

The Lagos State Government has directed the major food vendors, who sell meat in the state, to henceforth submit a ‘veterinary health certificate for trade of meat’ to the inspecting veterinary personnel in the state Ministry of Agriculture. Prince Gbolahan Lawal, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday, in [...]

By | October 14th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Border Closure: Benin Republic Farmers Count Losses As Rotten Tomatoes Line Roads

Nigeria closed its border with Benin on August 20 in an attempt to stop the smuggling of contraband goods, including food and petrol, across the border. This decision by Africa’s leading economic power has had disastrous effects on vegetable growers in Benin, who are now struggling to sell their produce. Now it is common to [...]

By | October 14th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Dangote’s Multi-Billion High-Tech Greenhouse Farm Starts Operation

The multi-billion High–Tech Greenhouse Farm established by Dangote Farms Limited, geared at boosting the cultivation of high-quality tomatoes in the country, has commenced full production in the commercial city of Kano. The farm which is fully automated is the first of its kind in West Africa and is expected to transform the economy of the [...]

By | October 10th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Following CBN Policy, Four Firms Begin Local Milk Production In Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Plateau

In line with the CBN policy to discourage the importation of milk, four dairy products manufacturers have commenced the process for the local production of milk, an official has said. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, who announced in Abuja on Thursday, gave the names of the companies. They are FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Neon Agro, Chi Limited [...]

By | September 27th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Dangote Tomato Processing Plant Shutdown Over Failure Of Farmers To Supply Tomatoes

  Dangote tomato processing factory located in Kano is shut at the moment.The Bloomberg reported that the farmers engaged to supply the factory with raw materials abandoned tomato farming at the start of the rainy season in May, and moved to cultivation of other crops.The factory resumed operations in March after being idle for three years.According [...]

By | September 17th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Food Scarcity Imminent If Jukun/Tiv Crisis Persists

Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Taraba chapter, Pastor Isaiah Jirapye, has said that food crisis is imminent if the Tiv/Jukun communal violence was not checked. Jirapye told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Jalingo that the tribes locked in the conflict were predominantly farmers, lamenting that the violence had made it difficult for [...]

By | September 15th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Delta Fish Farmers Count Losses As Flood Sweeps Away Over 3,000 Ponds

Fish farmers in Ekpan, Uvwie council area of Delta State are counting their losses, which run into millions following recent flood in the area. President General of Uvwie Kingdom, Chief Austin Ukuwrere told newsmen that fishes in over 3,000 ponds were carried away by the flood. Ukuwere explained that the waters overflowed the ponds and [...]

By | September 13th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Northern Governors Dump Rural Grazing Area(RUGA) Policy, Adopts National Livestock Transformation Plan

Northern Governors have risen from their emergency meeting in Kaduna on Thursday to dump the controversial Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy for National Livestock Transformation Plan, as best way to tackle the age long herder/farmers clashes in the region. They also resolved to continue to adopt a sustainable and holistic approach towards tackling the security [...]

By | September 12th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Zamfara Partners Russian Government To Improve Agric Sector, Others

Zamfara  State Government is to partner the Russian Government to develop critical sectors of its economy. This was discussed at a meeting between the Zamfara State Governor, Dr. Bello Matawalle, and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Mr Alexey Shebarshin, at the Russian Embassy in Abuja. The meeting focused on improving the agriculture, education and [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Amarava Rice Mill, Kano To Double Its Rice Production Capacity

Amarava Rice Mill based in Kano is poised to double its rice production capacity this month. Amarava, the first end-to-end made-in-Nigeria rice mill,  was  inaugurated in the fall of 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari. The mill is to boost its production capacity by over 100 percent, to the tune of 500 metric tonnes daily even [...]

By | September 6th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

How Food Production Fuels Global Warming

Not everyone needs to become a vegetarian, much less vegan, to keep the planet from overheating, but it would surely make things easier if they did. That’s the ambiguous and — for many on either side of this meaty issue — unsatisfying conclusion of the most comprehensive report ever compiled on the link between climate [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

Lagos State Government Acquires 84 Hectares Of Farmland In Osogbo For Food Sufficiency

Lagos acquires farms at Osogbo for food sufficiency Lagos State Government has acquired 84 hectares of land in Osogbo, Osun State with the aim of cultivating various types of crops to produce food to meet the immediate needs of the residents of the State. The Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos, Prince Gbolahan Lawal disclosed in [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments

RIPAN To Begin Sale Of Rice At N13,300 Per Bag

The Rice Processors Association of Nigeria on Thursday said the association has agreed to sell rice for between N13,300 and N14,000 per bag. The association also expressed support for the Federal Government’s closure of the land border with Benin Republic and other neighboring countries. President of RIPAN, Mohammed Maifata, said this during a chat with journalists [...]

By | August 29th, 2019|Trends, news & info|0 Comments
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