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Nigeria | 17 April 2018
Nigerian media under scrutiny over herder-farmer conflict

A photograph of a man with an assault rifle in front of cattle is frequently used to illustrate Nigerian media stories about bloody clashes between farmers and herders. Another shows men armed with...


Nigeria | 29 March 2018
Nigerian farmers refuse to repay N60 billion loan – Bank of Agriculture

The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) said on Wednesday in Lagos that it was on a recovery mission of disbursed funds to farmers, totalling over N60 billion. BoA’s Managing Director, Mohammed Kabir, gave t...


Nigeria | 13 February 2018
Nigerians urged to Invest in agriculture

Nigerians home and abroad has been called upon to invest massively in commercial agricultural practices in order to position the country as a serious agricultural nation. Seun Edun, Executive Director...


Nigeria | 12 February 2018
Herdsmen behead farmer in Iseyin, Nigeria

Agbekoyas would declare war on herdsmen if… An elderly farmer was on Saturday beheaded by herdsmen in his farm at Iseyin, Oyo State. Cows His son, who was with him in the farm, was also said to hav...


Nigeria | 1 February 2018
Herder-farmer violence kills 14 in Nigeria

Suspected reprisal attacks between herdsmen and farmers killed at least 14 people in central Nigeria, police said on Wednesday, the latest violence of an escalating conflict. Amnesty International ...


Nigeria | 16 January 2018
Agriculture will be Africa's quite revolution, says report

With a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth that failed to materialise from mineral deposits and increased urbanisation, latest Afr...


Nigeria | 12 January 2018
Nigeria's Benue clashes: Mass burial after farmer-Fulani clashes

A mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria's central Benue State. Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states - Benue, Na...


Nigeria | 11 January 2018
Private commodity exchanges seen boosting Nigeria agriculture

Nigeria’s nascent commodity exchange system currently accounts for the significant portion of uncertainties in commodity marketing from producers to end users which includes multinational manufacturin...


Nigeria | 30 November 2017
Nigeria lacks capital to actualise its potentials in agriculture

Managing Director of the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), Mr Aliyu Abdulhameed has lamented that Nigeria lacks the full capital to actualize its potential...


Nigeria | 24 November 2017
Agriculture can sustain Nigerian economy — Experts

In a bid to break the monoculture system and widen the resource base of the economy, agricultural experts have advised that Nigeria should return to agriculture fully as it can sustain the economy. ...


Nigeria | 23 November 2017
At least 30 killed in farmer-herder violence in Nigeria

At least 30 people were killed when farmers attacked herdsmen in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, police told AFP on Wednesday. State police spokesman Othman Abubakar said farmers from the Christ...


Nigeria | 7 November 2017
Nigeria's 'great farm' model bears fruit in time of high insecurity

The Buhari administration has set two targets for farming: to reduce the country’s food import bill — currently about $6bn a year, according to the United Nations — and to increase farm exports, reduc...


Nigeria | 23 October 2017
Nigeria: Agriculture Is a Trillion-Dollar Business, Says Adesina

Akinwunmi Adesina,the President, African Development Bank (AfDB) is very passionate about the food and agro-industrial revolution of the continent. In this exclusive interview with CLARA NWACHUKWU, on...


Nigeria | 12 October 2017
Faster and more sustainable agricultural growth is crucial for Africa

When the economies of Nigeria and SA recently rebounded, it wasn’t oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and more sustainable agricultural growth is crucial not only to the co...


Nigeria | 11 October 2017
The future of farming in Africa is not agriculture but agribusiness

Africa is a farm lover’s dream: abundant uncultivated arable land, roughly over half the global total; tropical climates that permit long growing seasons; a young labor force; and an expanding populat...


Nigeria | 29 September 2017
No hope for Nigeria without agriculture, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday declared that Nigeria may not be able to rise above its socio- economic woes and becomes great until it takes agriculture serious. Obasanjo said agric...


Nigeria | 26 September 2017
Dangote Group to invest $4.6 billion in agriculture

The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that the company would invest $4.6 billion in nation’s agricultural sector in the next five years. He listed sugar, rice, tomatoe...


Nigeria | 18 September 2017
Nigeria Agriculture Awards woos younger generation

Winners of the Nigeria Agriculture Awards, NAA, 2017 essay competition for secondary schools and tertiary institutions across the country with the theme, “Building a Crop of Young Young Agropreneurs,”...


Nigeria | 13 September 2017
Nigeria’s development through agriculture crucial with LGAs involvement

The outgoing President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Ibrahim Karaye has hinged the development of Nigeria through agriculture on the involvement of the local governm...


Nigeria | 11 September 2017
Ghost tomato factory showcase for Nigeria's farming problems

At a state-of-the-art plant in northern Nigeria, shiny machines stand next to a conveyor belt ready to crush tomatoes to satisfy the country’s insatiable demand for tomato paste. But a lonely clean...


Nigeria | 29 June 2017
Africa agriculture pioneer wins 2017 World Food Prize

African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina has won the prestigious World Food Prize for his work to boost yields and farm incomes. Dr Adesina said providing millions of farmers with seeds ...


Nigeria | 27 June 2017
Food Prize Laureate: Future of African youth lies in agriculture, not Europe

Making agriculture profitable and "cool" for young people in Africa is key to lifting millions out of poverty and stemming migration to Europe, said the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB...


Nigeria | 21 June 2017
Innovation in agriculture: what Nigerian startups need to start considering

A recent agriculture innovation report, released by the Global Innovation Index, ranked Nigeria 119th on the 2017 Global Agricultural Innovation Index. This is a decline from the 114th position the na...


Nigeria | 29 May 2017
Nigerian women venture in agriculture, aiming to boost country's economy

More women in Nigeria are seeking ways to transform agriculture by making their farms more efficient. Kofo Durosinmi-Etti is among a new crop of women farmers. She owns and runs Next Generation Inn...


Nigeria | 5 April 2017
China to loan Nigeria $4.5 billion to boost agriculture

The Peoples Republic of China has said it will lend Nigeria $4.5 billion to boost local agriculture. The loan is to enable Nigeria purchase farming tools including tractors, bulldozers, graders, ir...


Nigeria | 25 March 2017
World Bank approves $200m to Nigerian agriculture

The World Bank approved a $200 million credit to support the Nigerian agricultural sector, especially small and medium scale farmers. Announcing this at its Washington DC, USA, headquarters, yester...


Nigeria | 22 March 2017
Nigeria to create biometric farmer database

Nigerian officials have confirmed that the country will create a biometric database of 16 million farmers to enable them benefit from intervention packages during the 2017 cropping season. Managin...


Nigeria | 20 March 2017
In Nigeria's steady progress in agriculture, potential history in the making

Against the background of falling oil prices, Kehinde argues for the potential for agriculture to change Nigeria's fortunes, providing income and employment for a fast growing population that, by 2050...


Nigeria | 16 March 2017
Agriculture holds the key to Nigerian economic revival – Agriculturist

An agriculturist and renowned practical farmer in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, Luke Chukwu says the Federal Government was now coming to the right track by accepting agriculture as...


Nigeria | 9 December 2016
Nigeria looks to farming as oil boom fades and hunger sets in

Nigeria is turning to farming as dwindling oil income has driven the economy to the brink of its first full-year contraction in more than two decades and more people go hungry. The government plans...



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