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BAUCHI — The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has trained more than 50 farmers on controlling the effects of pests and diseases in groundnut production to improve production in the country. The Minister of the ministry, Dr. Mohammmed Abubakar, stated this at the capacity building workshop for groundnut farmers on good agricultural practice and groundnut production on Thursday in Bauchi. He said the aim of the workshop was to educate farmers on the...

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KANO — Kano State government has pledged to continue to encourage and promote the farming and sales of onions and other commodities in order to open opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths. Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made this known when members of the National Onion Producers, Processors, and Marketers Association Of Nigeria paid a visit to him at the Government House, Kano. Represented by his deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the Governor said Kano State had...

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ABUJA — In an effort to curb the farmers and herders crisis plaguing the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the establishment of farm estates in 108 senatorial districts across the country. The president directed the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to create farm estates and also fish villages for women and internally displaced persons. Executive secretary of NALDA, Paul Ikonne, disclosed the development at a press briefing after meeting with the president on...

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YOLA — A  Non-Governmental Organization, NGO Mercy Corps, has launched Agrochemicals Safety Ambassadors under its programme “Feed the Future Rural Resilience Activity” by Funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Mercy Corps with support from Save the children. At the launch held at American University of Nigeria AUN hotel Yola, Adamawa state Commissioner for Agriculture Alhaji Umar Iya Daware commended the organization for its stride in ensuring food safety in Adamawa,...

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ABUJA — The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) said about 800 beneficiaries had been selected to benefit from its integrated farm estate in Imo and Abia. The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, gave the details in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Ikonne said that the programme was to complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate of providing food sufficiency in Nigeria under the “Grow hat you eat and eat what you grow Initiative’’....

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Osun State Government on Tuesday distributed 100,000 cocoa seedlings to about 1,000 farmers in the state as well as agrochemicals, hand-spraying tools, limes, and other farm inputs to about 1,000 farmers across the Local Government Areas of the state. The Government also inaugurated Osun Broilers Outgrowers Production Scheme III (OBOPS) to enhance the capacity of the livestock production and turn around the fortune of the scheme to be more profitable and attractive to farmers in...

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YOLA — Six hundred Potato Farmers in Adamawa have received training on modern techniques of processing and marketing of the produce. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMERD), organized the training with participants drawn from various groups held at a conference Hall of Federal Secretariat Yola. Mr. Adegoke Austin, National Coordinator Potato Value Chain, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said the Farmers would benefit from the six thousand boldles of orange,...

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Taraba State is to host the wet season rice planting programme, which is designed to create employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for 1,000 women and youths in the pilot phase. Project Coordinator, Fevick Resources, Samuel Oluwafemi Adeshina told journalists in Abuja, Tuesday that the new wet season rice farming project will link farmers to new technologies and high yield seedlings. Adesina disclosed that participants will be selected and clustered as a registered geo-cooperative, having its own...

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DAMATURU, (Yobe State) — The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk said the Federal Government’s National Home Grown Feeding Programme special intervention has impacted positively on millions of Nigerians in areas of hunger reduction, malnutrition, employment generation, and wealth creation. The minister while flagging off Stakeholders’ engagement and enrolment exercise in Damaturu to scale up the programme in Yobe state, said over 100,000  Pupils and 215 cooks in Yobe state are currently benefitting from...

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ABUJA — The House of Representatives, on Thursday has urged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to send enumerators to Kebbi State for the purpose of registering the farmers as it faulted the Federal Government over the number of farmers said to have been registered in Kebbi State under the ongoing nationwide registration. The House mandated its Committee on Agricultural Production and Services to inspect the data centre, where the registration of farmers...

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