Agriculture

‘Ebola’ Responsible For Tomato Price Hike, Scarcit

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Abubakar Kyari, has attributed the rise in the price of tomatoes to an infestation known as Tomato Ebola, which reduced its availability. Kyari stated this in a post on X.com on Monday while responding to a user who asked that something be done as l ...

CBN Gives N100bn, Two Million Bags Of Fertilisers To Ministry Of Agriculture 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
The Central Bank of Nigeria has allocated N100bn and 2.15 million bags of fertilisers to the Ministry of Agriculture, to cushion the effects of high prices of food in the country. Olayemi Cardoso, Governor of the apex bank, announced this during a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture and Rura ...

Stakeholders Task Nigerian Government On Policies To Enhance Cocoa Value Add Opp

Thursday, December 28, 2023
Stakeholders in cocoa value chain have called on Nigerian government to put neccessary policies in place to prevent exploitation of cocoa farmers. This was the thrust of a press conference heralding the 2024 International Cocoa and Chocolate Forum (ICCF) billed to hold Lagos and Abuja next year J ...

Nigeria seeks support of US to boost agricultural sector

Friday, November 3, 2023
Nigeria has seeked partnership with the United States government to address critical issues affecting the country rsquo;s agricultural sector. This was introduced by the Vice President Kashim Shettima during a meeting with the US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, Cary Fowler, as part of his ...

2024 Agriculture Budget: SWOFON Submits Demands, Tasks Ebonyi Government on Stor

Friday, October 27, 2023
Women farmers in Ebonyi State, under the umbrella of Smallholder Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria, SWOFON, have urged the State government to give massive attention to Agricultural produce processing and storage facilities as a means of enhancing food security in the State. The request was c ...

Agric Empowerment: Ebonyi Farmers Receive Free Grinding Machines from Federal Go

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Fifteen farmers in Ebonyi State have been empowered with free motorized grinding machines from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in collaboration with the Ebonyi State Agricultural Development Programme, EBADEP. The farmers, mainly youths and women, are the first batch of ben ...

Insecurity: Ebonyi Stakeholders Make Case For Insurance At Agric Budget Consulta

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
As part of means to mitigate the negative effect of farm and produce losses due to widespread insecurities nationwide, Agriculture stakeholders in Ebonyi State has urged the government to promote the enrollment of Smallholder farmers, especially women into Agricultural Insurance policies. The cal ...

Daniel Invents A Cooling System For Tomato Farmers In Rural Nigeria

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
As a boy growing up in an average African home, Daniel Oseni was exposed to various African dishes prepared with tomatoes. In his words, Purchasing these tomatoes was a nightmare because they easily got spoilt because the sellers didn 39;t have a proper preservation and storage system. Interestin ...

Rwandan Woman Develops App To Boost Agriculture

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Fresh from undertaking a six-month training in ldquo;Internet of Things rdquo; (IoTs) at the Catholic University of Rwanda (CUR) in the country rsquo;s Huye and Gisagara Districts, 24-year-old Clemence Uwamutarambirwa developed a mobile phone application that uses sensors to monitor soil quality an ...

Score Card: Ebonyi Smallholder Women Farmers Lament Denied Access to Agricultura

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Poor and untimely access to Agricultural inputs have been identified as major impediments to the striving by Smallholder Women farmers towards achieving food sufficiency in Nigeria. The identification was made during the dissemination of the community score card on Small holder Women Farmers Acce ...
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