FCT farmers decry hike in price of poultry droppings

Crop farmers in Kuje and Gwagwalada Area Councils, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Saturday decried the scarcity and hike in the price of poultry droppings in the territory. Some of the farmers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kuje and Gwagwalada Area Councils attributed the scarcity and hike to increased demand……

Lagos Farmer Drowns In Well While Rescuing Goat

A 42-year-old livestock farmer, Segun Onagunwa, has drowned inside a well on his farm on Joe Arubiewe Street, Mosan, in the Egbeda area of Lagos. His body was recovered from the well by the Lagos State Fire Service and handed over to policemen from the Gowon Estate Police Division. PUNCH Metro reports that Onagunwa, who……

Food security: Farmer wants subsidised implements to boost production

A farmer, Alhaji Iliyasu Beji, says provision of implement and inputs to farmers at subsidised rate will encourage all-year round farming in Nigeria. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Beji on Monday that the gesture would encourage farmers to produce more food for local consumption and for export. “The massive production of……

Delta rice farmer wants govt to provide land for dry season farming

Chief Silvanus Ejezie, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Delta chapter, has called on the State Government to provide farmlands in the wetland for dry season farming. Ejezie made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on Sunday. He said that the association had identified some wetland……

1,160 farmers register for Anchor Borrow agricultural loan in Daura LGA

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Daura Local Government chapter of Katsina State, says 1,600 farmers registered for the Anchor Borrowers agricultural loan scheme of the Federal Government in the area. Alhaji Nura Baure, the local government RIFAN chairman, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura……

Food processor seeks partnership with farmers, investors

Mrs Oyebola Adewoye, the Chief Operating Officer, Rehoboth’s African Continental Foods, on Wednesday expressed the willingness of food processors to partner with farmers and investors. Adewoye said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the 1st Nigeria Food Safety and Investment Forum in Lagos. According to her,……

Expert advises Govt, organisations to buy excess products from farmers

Prof. James Adediran, the Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) in Ibadan, has advised government to purchase excess farm products from farmers and store for the future. This, he said, would help to mop up excess farm products for future sale. Adediran, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in……

FG explains role of Task Force on Food Prices

The Federal Government has said that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, told newsmen in Abuja on Saturday that it was aimed at balancing and equalising……

Pork is tastier than red meat – pig farmer

A Pig Mr Jerry Ossai, the Chairman, Pig Farmers Association, Delta chapter has called for the consumption of pork, saying it is more nutritious than red meat. Ossai in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Asaba alleged that “pork is tastier than beef and even more nutritional than all red…

Language barrier hinders re-arraignment of farmer over incest

sexual-abuse A Federal High Court in Lagos was on Tuesday constrained to adjourn taking the plea of a 53-year-old farmer, Yesiru Onajobi, facing charges of incest. Onajobi is being prosecuted by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP). He is a resident of Bogije Street, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos,…

Fear grips Delta community as gunmen murder farmer [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

The people of an agrarian community of Ute-Okpu Kingdom in Ika North East, Delta State are currently living in fear and apprehension over the murder of a farmer in his early sixties, Mr. Monday Mordi who was brutally killed on the way to his farm in the community earlier in the week, DAILY POST can…