Tag: agric

CBN plays politics with agric loans – Wike

From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged politicisation in regard to access to agricultural loans offered by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Governor Wike made…

How Govt Can Improve Standard Of Agric Produce-ARCN

The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria has said there is need to introduce agriculture internship and entrepreneurship centres across the country to promote agricultural best practices and improve the standard…

FG To Establish Jute Bag Industry To Ease Agric Exports

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono said it has become imperative for Nigeria to establish its own jute bag industries to meet international best practices for…

● N-Power: 30,000 beneficiaries hired as agric enumerators – Presidency

(NAN) The Presidency says no fewer than 30,000 erstwhile N-Power beneficiaries have been hired as agric enumerators. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the N-Power, cash-for-work programme, inaugurated…

● Despite Various Policy Measures, FG Failed To Achieve ERGP Target For Agric Sector—Investigation

With the present financial realities throughout Nigeria, there isn’t a achieve saying that the federal authorities has failed in attaining the targets of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. The…

Lagos TUC moves to set up agric co-op for members

By Henry Uche, Lagos The Lagos State Council of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has set out to establish an agricultural cooperative for its members, with the aim…

Update: Advancing Research on Climate Change: World Bank grants $60 million to assist strengthen resilience of the Agric sector

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2020 – The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $60 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help African countries strengthen the resilience of their…

Agric stakeholders push for national adoption of IITA “Six Steps” toolkit and improved Varieties For Cassava transformation

Agricultural stakeholders and policymakers in Nigeria are calling for the adoption of the Six Steps to Cassava Weed Management & Best Planting Practices toolkit that was developed by the International…

CBN Releases Guidelines For Agric Development Scheme, Pegs Maximum Loan Per Beneficiary At N2bn

The Central Bank of Nigeria has released the framework for the Private Sector-Led Accelerated Agriculture Development Scheme. The move is in line with the developmental mandate of the Central Bank…

Enugu distributes agric inputs to 2,000 vulnerable farmers today

The Enugu State Government, under the World Bank Assisted CARES Programme, would on Friday, November 6 commence distribution of agricultural inputs for dry season farming to 2,000 poor and vulnerable…

Agric varsity would boost food production in South East – Rep

Obinna Odogwu, Awka Member representing Awka North and South Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Chinedu Onwuaso, has said that the proposed Federal University of Agriculture, Awba-Ofemili would help to…

CP assures free movement of food, agric inputs in FCT

FCT Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma By Dorcas Jonah The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Bala Ciroma, on Tuesday promised free movement of food and agricultural inputs…

Breaking News: Olusanya replaces Lawal as Lagos Agric Commissioner

Moshood Adebayo Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu has settled for  Ms.  Abisola Olusanya as a replacement for the former Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal. Lawal, who on Sunday…

Lagos agric commissioner Gbolahan Lawal emerges Oniru-elect

Lagos state commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has been appointed the new Oba-elect of Iruland, Lagos. The State Executive Council, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was said…

Stakeholders back Uzodimma on new Imo University of Agric

After a protracted battle with past administrations,  stakeholders from Umuagwo in Imo state have lent  their full support to Governor  Hope Uzodimma to establish new Imo state university of Agriculture…