BoA targets 15m farmers for Anchor Borrowers’ scheme

The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) says it is targeting about 15 million smallholder rice farmers in the next two years, the bank’s Managing Director,...

Ethiopian Airlines to begin Ethiopia-Kaduna flight services, Aug.1

Ethiopian Airlines is to commence scheduled flight services thrice a week to Kaduna in North Western Nigeria from August 1.The airline made the announcement...

Agricultural Export: Audu Ogbeh declare oil, gas era gone

The Federal Government has explained that with its agricultural export programme, the era of oil and gas is gone.The Minister of Agriculture and Rural...

Rice farmers wants agricultural infrastructure readily available

The Chairman of Abakaliki Rice, Ebonyi State, Joseph Nnunu, has charged the Federal government to make agricultural infrastructure readily available and accessible to farmers.Nnunu...

PYXERA, YieldWise to equip 20,000 tomato farmers against post-harvest losses

PYXERA, the implementing partner of YieldWise in Nigeria, is working with 20,000 farmers in Kano State to equip tomato farmers with skills in post-harvest...

Agricultural finance fund closes at $65.9m

In Abuja yesterday, Federal Government disclosed that the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria, which was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and...

Agripreneurs: AfDB, IITA, others educate young entrepreneurs on agribusiness

African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Africa Agribusiness Incubation...

Nigeria set to export certified yams to UK and US

Nigeria is set to export its first consignment of certified yams to the United Kingdom and United States this month, the Minister Agriculture and...

Nigeria spends ₦5.8 billion on maize importation

Between April and May this year, Nigeria spent N5.8 billion ($15.2million) on the importation of maize.This is the market value of the three vessels...

Agric GDP to hit ₦21trn by 2020, annual growth of 6.92...

China has reiterated its resolve to partner Nigeria in the implementation of the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), especially in the area of agricultural...

Dangote shuts factory after pests destroy tomato crop

Thousands of farmers in north contracted to grow tomatoes for a set price are shunning the crop this season after pests destroyed much of...

Farmers gain from CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme

Nigeria Central Bank on Wednesday disclosed that it had disbursed a total sum of N33.34bn to 146,557 farmers across 21 states under its Anchor...