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Gambia Secures Additional $3.3m Grant From AfDB To Finance Rice Production Programme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank Group has approved a grant of $3.5 million from the African Development Fund’s Transition Support Facility as additional financing for a rice value chain transformation project in Gambia. The Rice Value Chain Transformation Programme was started in December 2018, with total grant financing of $7 million from the African […]

Nigeria’s Ministry Of Agriculture, Solidaridad Sign MOU To Improve Productivity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An international network organization, Solidaridad, working in over 40 countries of the globe in various sectors of the economies, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nigeria’s federal Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development to improve Agricultural productivity in the country.   The organization also has eight regional offices in five continents, […]

Climate Change Effects: Expert Recommends Mitigation, Adaptation Strategies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An agrometeorologist, Dr Adewale Adetayo, has recommended mitigation and adaptation strategies as part of measures to reduce the effects of climate change on the environment. Adetayo, who works at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR &T), Ibadan, made the recommendation in an interview on Thursday in Ibadan. He said mitigation […]

Thai Rice Controversy: Group wants Audu Ogbeh Fired, Prosecuted

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arguing that deliberate misinformation to the public on major governmental policies and programmes has the capacity to attract international opprobrium on the global image of Nigeria and misdirect millions of Nigeria children to glamourize lying, a group HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to fire his […]

CBN Assures Rice Importation Will End 2017

BAYELSA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria is progressing in planting and harvesting of rice, such that further importation of the product will end early 2017, while exploration will be made possible. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Acting Director of Corporate Communication Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, gave the assurance in Bayelsa Tuesday, during a sensitization/awareness programme for […]

Nigeria Is Committed To More Investment On Health, Agriculture, Others With India – Buhari

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday pledged Nigeria will continue to expand its relationship with India in the areas of health, education, agriculture, technology and trade. The President made the promise while receiving the Indian Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari, at the State House. Buhari confirmed Nigeria had over the years benefited […]

Nigeria Is In A Hurry To See Agricultural Projects Take Off – Buhari

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said the country is in a hurry to see projects take off in the agricultural sector to enhance food security and create jobs for teeming unemployed youths. Buhari disclosed this Thursday at State’s House, Abuja, while receiving Ambassador Nasser Bourita, a Special Envoy of King Mohammed […]

CPC Plans Nationwide Sensitization Campaign, Enforcement Against Banned Poultry Products

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has concluded arrangements for nationwide sensitization campaign and enforcement activities against smuggled poultry products in Nigeria. The Council’s Director General, Mrs. Dupe Atoki made this disclosure on Monday at a meeting with members of Poultry Association of Nigeria at the Council’s headquarters in Abuja. Mrs. Atoki said […]

Bumper Season As 600,000 Adamawa Farmers Enjoy FG Fertilizer Subsidy Scheme

  Agabus Pwanagba In its efforts to boost agriculture in Adamawa State, the Federal Government said over 600,000 farmers will benefit from fertilizer subsidy under the Federal Government Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES) this year. A Director in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Walia Hamman, made the disclosure Wednesday during the flag-off […]

The Reality of Rice Revolution in Nigeria And Why We Must Cheer

The African Examiner Four decades of Nigeria’s food balance sheet history were filled with rhetorics, regrets and rots arising from a decline in local food production profile while the food import bill was on the rise. The vulnerability of Nigeria’s economy during this time was heightened by consumer’s behaviours, public policy inconsistencies premised on insensitivity […]

Nigeria’s Billionaires Now Invest in Agriculture, Says Agric Minister

The African Examiner, Indigenous investors who have made fortunes in other sectors of the economy are now increasingly investing in agriculture under the new dispensation of agricultural transformation agenda. The new commercial farmers, seeing the prospects in the agricultural sector, are putting huge investments into agribusiness investments. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. […]

“Agriculture is Big Business” says UBA CEO

  Lagos, Nigeria; 06/09/2013: The capacity for businesses in the agricultural sector in Nigeria to engineer economic growth and sustainable development, generate employment and reduce poverty is the major reason for the UBA Group’s significant increase in lending to the sector. This was made known by the , GMD/CEO at the just concluded 19th Nigeria Economic Summit in  Abuja […]

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