ECA, AfDB, INSEA partner to launch agricultural statistics

The Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the National Institute for Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) of Morocco have launched a joint training on agricultural statistics. Agriculture currently contributes more than 40 percent of Africa’s GDP and employs more than 70 percent of its population while current priorities include the Sustainable……

Smuggling dampens FG’s tomato policy

Nigeria’s dream of having a vibrant tomato industry may never crystallise if smuggled tomato paste and concentrate continue to find their way into the country. In April 2017, the Federal Government had enacted a tomato policy to spur local investments in the subsector, boost the production of fresh fruits and vegetables while halting the importation……

Expert Tasks FG On Herders, Farmers’ Conflicts

An Anthropologist, Dr Adam Higazi has said government policies on addressing conflicts between farmers and pastoralists must be based on reality not sentiments. Higazi, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, made the remarks yesterday in Kaduna at a seminar organised by the French Embassy in partnership with The Pastoral…

Cotton Farmer Hails FG’s Agric Policies

A cotton farmer in Gombe State, Alhaji Abbas Na-Bingi,says President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention in the country’s agricultural sector has created more jobs for cotton farmers. Na-Bingi, said this in an interview with newsmen in Gombe yesterday Tuesday. He said he had abandoned cotton farming before President Buhari’s administration as a result of poor motivation, adding…

Envoy Wants Farmers To Check Post-Harvest Losses

The Minister Counselor of Denmark in Lagos Mr Jacob Erikstrup, on Tuesday expressed concern about post-harvest losses by Nigerian farmers. Erikstrup told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigerian farmers should adopt strategies that would reduce losses in the value chain from production to harvest stage. He said it was also imperative for Nigerian…

Dizengoff appoints Owanari Duke as new board chairman

Dizengoff Nigeria has announced the appointment of Owanari Duke as the company’s new Chairman, Board of Directors of its Nigeria business. The announcement was made at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) held in Lagos, recently. Duke assumed the position from the outgoing Chairman, Prof. J.T.K Duncan who recently retired. “Duke is a proven leader,……

Ogbeh lauds Chi Farms, Zoetis on veterinary laboratory project

Audu Ogbeh , Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has lauded CHI Farms and Zoetis for the establishment of an ultra-modern veterinary diagnostic centre in Ibadan, Oyo state. Ogbeh who was represented by Olaniran Alabi, director and chief veterinary officer- department of veterinary and pest control services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development stated……

NAIC assures support farmers in flood prone areas of protection

Agricultural specialist insurer, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has assured farmers in flood prone areas across the country of its commitment to protect their agro assets and properties through effective risk management. NAIC said in view of the recent flood disasters across the country, the Board and management sympathizes with affected farmers under its cover……

NAIC offers palliative to support farmers in flood prone areas

Agricultural specialist insurer, Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has assured farmers in flood prone areas across the country of its commitment to protect their agro assets and properties through effective risk management. NAIC said in view of the recent flood disasters across the country, the Board and management sympathizes with affected farmers under its cover……