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Nigeria | 6 September 2016
Nigerian economic woes 'caused by neglect of agriculture'

The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday said that the current economic situation in the country is the result of laziness of Nigerians to go into agriculture. Ogbeh stated this in ...


Nigeria | 19 August 2016
In Nigeria, a radio station helps farmers face climate change

In this edition of eco@africa, we visit Nigeria were small farmers are dealing with increasing challenges in the face of climate change. One radio station, the Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio, is...


Nigeria | 17 August 2016
Old Mutual to invest in Nigerian real estate and agriculture

Anglo-South African financial services firm Old Mutual and Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund on Friday (August 12) signed agreements to set up two funds to invest in real estate and agriculture in Afric...


Nigeria | 26 July 2016
Monsanto's plot to take over Nigeria's agriculture

As everyone knows, one American company called Monsanto has been on a determined march to take over agricultural production all over the world and enslave all farmers and countries to their commercial...


Nigeria | 19 July 2016
US partners Nigeria on agriculture with $2m

The United States Agency for International Development says it has earmarked $2m to support the Nigerian government’s effort to develop the agricultural sector. It added that it would partner local...


Nigeria | 18 July 2016
Mobile operators help African farmers with advice and managing their admin

South African mobile operators are breaking new ground across Africa by providing solutions to problems in the agricultural sector, such as helping in the fight against stock theft. Vodacom has bee...


Nigeria | 11 July 2016
Nigeria is the best place for all year mechanised farming

Mr Nimram Longs, the President of Arewa Union in South Africa, says Nigeria remains a favourable destination for all year mechanised farming. Longs told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannes...


Nigeria | 31 March 2016
Nigerians say no to Monsanto's GM crops

Groups representing over 5 million Nigerians are resisting Monsanto's attempt to introduce GM maize and cotton, writes Vanessa Amaral-Rogers. With growing evidence of harm to human health and envi...


Nigeria | 18 January 2016
Plans underway to shut unregistered poultry farms

The Federal Government has said it will shut unregistered poultry farms, following a fresh outbreak of the Avian Influenza (AI). Director of Veterinary Services and Pest Control Services in the Fed...


Nigeria | 12 October 2015
Nigeria's hopes lie in agriculture

A Nigerian medical doctor based in South Africa, Prof. Patrick Oluboyo, says only agriculture offers the country a viable and prosperous future. Oluboyo, the Head of Pulmonary Medicine at Walter Si...


Nigeria | 21 April 2015
World Bank’s agriculture funding In Nigeria hits N75.2bn

Fresh facts have emerged that not less than $380 million, about N75, 240 billion has been spent by the World Bank on the development of agriculture in Lagos and some other states of the country in the...


Nigeria | 23 January 2015
Nigeria H5N1 bird flu now in 7 states

Nigeria's agriculture minister says an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu has spread to 21 commercial farms in seven different states, with more than 140,000 birds having been exposed to the virus. Authorit...


Nigeria | 22 January 2015
Nigeria avian flu spreads as movement of livestock banned

Nigeria has recorded incidents of avian flu in seven of the country’s 36 states, prompting measures including the ban on movement of livestock in the affected areas to contain the spread, Agriculture ...


Nigeria | 20 January 2015
Finding farmland: Global maps help fight hunger

With the world growing increasingly warmer, experts have estimated that we are actually due to gain a great deal of farmland, even if the crop yield that that land could see may actually decrease. How...


Nigeria | 12 September 2014
Can Nigerian farmers practice agriculture as a business?

A major struggle of the federal government’s transformation agenda is to ensure that farming is no longer practiced as a developmental programme but as a business. But how ready are Nigerian farmers t...


Nigeria | 1 August 2014
Nigeria aims to transform agricultural sector

Nigeria’s government plans to wean the country from years of overdependence on oil production by transforming the agricultural sector into the cornerstone of the economy, according to Agriculture Mini...


Nigeria | 18 July 2014
Nigeria to adopt genetically modified crops, says agency

A disclosure Thursday came from the National Agricultural Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) that the Federal Government has put in place necessary regulatory guidelines to fast track the adopti...


Nigeria | 16 July 2014
Africa can feed the world - Nigeria's agriculture minister

When Nigeria's billionnaires start investing in agriculture it's news, says Akinwumi Adesina - Nigeria's Agriculture minister, who has also brought in a raft of state solutions to overturn the country...


Nigeria | 8 July 2014
Jigawa Releases N28m for Improved Seeds

The Nigerian Jigawa Government has released N28 million for the purchase of improved seeds for sale to farmers, Alhaji Hassan Girbobo, the General Manager of the state Agricultural Supply Company has ...


Nigeria | 15 May 2014
In Nigeria, agriculture is 'the new oil'

When Nigeria announced recently that it had become Africa’s biggest economy, you could be forgiven for thinking that oil was the only reason. After all, Nigeria is the biggest oil producer in Africa. ...


Nigeria | 12 May 2014
48 cattle rustlers killed in northern Nigeria

The Nigerian army has said it carried out a raid on cattle rustlers in the northern state of Zamfara, killing 48 of them and recovering over 500 cows. The Leadership newspaper reports on Sunday sai...


Nigeria | 21 April 2014
Reducing unemployment with agriculture

The unemployment rate has escalated to over a fifth of the population in the past few years. The high rate of unemployment in Nigeria has become a perpetual and significant problem in the country, as ...


Nigeria | 26 February 2014
Africa to see more GM crops

Africa is expected to be the next target of GM food companies, as European scientists and policymakers travel to Ethiopia to boost the prospect of growing more of the controversial crops on the contin...


Nigeria | 24 October 2013
Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

The recent discovery of a large aquifer in Kenya is a reminder that far from being dry, Africa has abundant water resources. The problem for farmers is access: only around 6% of cultivated land is equ...


Nigeria | 11 October 2013
Why agriculture is Nigeria's new oil

Much is said about a rising Africa on the global economic stage. To be sure, there is a new energy and dynamism across the continent. It can be seen in an emerging middle class, improved governance, a...


Nigeria | 8 October 2013
Nigeria trails peers on spend in agriculture

Despite the Federal Government efforts at improving agricultural production in the country, recent report has shown that Nigeria did not make the list of nine countries in the continent spending at le...


Nigeria | 18 September 2013
Africa shouldn't take GM crops lightly

In the unlikely event that I had forgotten just how controversial and polarising genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are, the past few days would have provided a very sharp reminder. Last week, ...


Nigeria | 12 September 2013
Poultry farmers outsmart eagles with purple chicks

Since hunters have learned to shoot without missing, birds have learned to fly without perching, so goes the famous Nigerian saying. The proverb aptly captures the practice of poultry farmers in Ru...


Nigeria | 6 September 2013
Nigeria's farming reforms still face hurdles

Nigeria is reforming its farming sector to bolster production and draw investment but companies this week said more needs to be done to tackle entrenched corruption, poor infrastructure and rogue gove...


Nigeria | 6 September 2013
GM crops: African opposition is a farce, says group led by Kofi Annan

Concern in Africa over genetically modified crops has been dismissed as fear of the unknown by an environmental group chaired by Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general. A report by the Allianc...