NIGERIA: Ecobank Partners NIRSAL, USAID, DBN on Agric Development

The Ecobank of Nigeria has networked a partnership link with Nigeria Incentive-based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) to develop Agric sector and to carry agricultural development project. It was stated that the partnership will lead to increasing the bank’s impact on… Continue reading NIGERIA: Ecobank Partners NIRSAL, USAID, DBN on Agric Development

NIGERIA: Ecobank Releases N70bn to Boost Agric Sector

Ecobank of Nigeria has disclosed intent to support and finance agricultural businesses with funds worth N70bn to the different agricultural value chains. The Pan African Bank uncovered that the Bank is set to establish Nigeria Biggest Agribusiness and Food submit by February 2020 in partnership with Vanguard Newspaper. The Bank stated that the programme is… Continue reading NIGERIA: Ecobank Releases N70bn to Boost Agric Sector

NIGERIA: Agro-Based Union Partners With BOA

The Atyap Multi-purpose Cooperative Union has entered into Partnership Agreement with the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) on Mechanized Agricultural Production and Processing. Mr. Nuhu Ayuba, the Chairman of the Union, stated that the agreement action was part of the struggle to raise Agricultural Production being the major source of livelihood of the people in the… Continue reading NIGERIA: Agro-Based Union Partners With BOA

NIGERIA: Dangote Refinery to Launch Fertilizer Plant

The Dangote Refinery has established its intended action to begin its fertilizer plant worth $2.5 billion, to boost agriculture and conserving foreign exchange. About $1.0 billion yearly shall be generated through import substitution and export revenues, in the first quarter of 2020. Recently, Dangote Industries Limited is constructing the gigantic fertilizer plant in West Africa,… Continue reading NIGERIA: Dangote Refinery to Launch Fertilizer Plant

Nigeria: Border Closure Helps Poultry Industry

The Nigerian land border closure with nearby countries has helped the Nigerian poultry industry save about #50 billion since the start of the closure in October. This announcement was made by an official, the Registrar and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) Mr. Eustace Iyayi, He made this clear… Continue reading Nigeria: Border Closure Helps Poultry Industry

NIGERIA: Farmers Encouraged to Exploit Dry Season for Adequate and Quality Farm Output

As climatic atmospheric conditions change from time to time in Nigeria, farmers have been urged to make use of this dry season to increase the quantity and quality of their produce. This was said during a program at Ilorin, Kwara State. Speaking at the lecture the Executive Director of Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI)… Continue reading NIGERIA: Farmers Encouraged to Exploit Dry Season for Adequate and Quality Farm Output

NIGERIA: IITA Officially Recognized for Work on Digital Agriculture.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has enjoyed official recognition for its efforts channeled to digital agriculture. Stakeholders of agriculture including the permanent secretary and managers of agricultural development programs (ADPs), also the commissioner of agriculture continued to sing songs of praises to the organization. During the seminar with the theme “Presentation of Digital Tools:… Continue reading NIGERIA: IITA Officially Recognized for Work on Digital Agriculture.

NIGERIA: Lagos Introduces APPEALS Project to Boost Agricultural Productivity

Lagos State has introduced Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Supports (APPEALS) to increase the productivity of small and medium-scale farmers and resuscitate the agricultural sector of the state. The project enforced via the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is operated across the six states namely; Lagos, Kogi, Kano, Kaduna, River and Enugu and… Continue reading NIGERIA: Lagos Introduces APPEALS Project to Boost Agricultural Productivity

Nigeria: Country Loses $50billion Post-harvest Annually

Nigeria has been reported to be losing $50 billion worth of farm harvests yearly. According to former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Lateef Sanni while he was speaking during the in-house review meeting program of Nigeria Stored Products Research Institue (NSPRI), the loss is quite huge and the decrease in this amount… Continue reading Nigeria: Country Loses $50billion Post-harvest Annually

Nigeria: Federal Government Initiates a New Anti-Poverty Project

Mr. Sabo Nanomo, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has said the Nigerian government will devise #46.83 billion in the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises (LIFE-ND) project over the 9 Niger Delta states. He made this known while setting up the project Steering Committee in Abuja. It is revealed from the minister’s website that the… Continue reading Nigeria: Federal Government Initiates a New Anti-Poverty Project