FG approaches NASS for $1.2bn agric loan approval

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed has disclosed that the Federal Government was seeking the approval of the National Assembly (NASS) for $1.2 billion loan...

Dangote distributes tomato seeds to 5,000 Kano farmers

Dangote Tomato Processing Company has commenced distribution of tomato seeds to 5000 farmers in Kano, for the coming dry season farming. The distribution of the...

COVID-19-impact: Time to prioritize investments in food systems

By Wambui Gichuri) World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization, but celebrations this 16 October...

FG to clamp down on illegal fertilizer manufacturers, others

It is now forbidden for anyone to go into fertilizer business in Nigeria, without registering with the FISSD. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural...

Kano Agro, Dantata Foods partner to boost production

Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Dantata Foods and Allied Products Ltd for improved agricultural value chains, according...

Dangote’s $2bn fertilizer plant set for February start

Dangote Group’s fertilizer plant, now under construction in Nigeria’s biggest city of Lagos, will be ready to start production next year, according to Saipem...

AfDB approves $1.5m emergency grant to curb desert locusts in East Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday approved a $1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the...

Lagos pledges commitment to agriculture, APPEALS project

Lagos State government has expressed its commitment to the Lagos State Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), a World Bank intervention programme,...

AfDB calls for strengthened fertilizer value chains at Argus conference

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for...

CBN to offer rice farmers single-digit loan

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says rice farmers in Niger Delta area will now be offered single-digit loans. The decision is expected to...

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