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The annual demand for wheat in Nigeria is about 4.2 million, but the nation produces about 600,000 metric tonnes, which is about 12.2 per cent of what the nation needs to be self sufficient, leaving demand gap of over...
For some, Kebbi State is the rice capital of Nigeria. Home to hundreds of thousands of rice farmers with over 500,000 hectares of rice farmlands, the story of rice in the state is, however multidimensional. A first time visitor to...
Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged rice farmers to increase their production to meet with the needs of Nigerians. The Governor made the call at Akwukwu-Igbo during a town hall meeting with people of Oshimili North local government area...
Farmers in Zamfara have expressed concern over the invasion of pests, especially the caterpillar that destroys new germinating plants. The Secretary of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Zamfara chapter, Alhaji Tanko Kura, stated this in an interview with News...
The tomato pest, Tuta Absoluta, which has been ravaging tomato farms in many states since last year has resurfaced in Gombe State, resulting in huge losses to the farmers. The affected areas are Boltungo and Zambuk in Yamaltu Deba and...
The Jigawa State government has launched a ground breaking ceremony preparatory to the take-off of a sugar estate to be developed by a Chinese investor despite protests by the local land owners, whose land were seized for the project. The...
The Cross River Government says it is ready to partner with First Bank Nigeria Plc to enhance agricultural production in the state. Prof. Anthony Eneji, Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, stated this on Monday in Calabar while receiving a...
The four Chinese fertilizer blending companies sited in Nasarawa State are expected commence operations in the next 45 days, in efforts to meet up with farm season, it has been revealed. As part of effort to revamp agriculture in the...
New onions have flooded various markets in Katsina State, forcing its price down by about 50%. Our reporter, who visited markets in some parts of the state, observed that a bag of onions that sold for N6,000 and N8,000 some...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said food prices have remained high because the nation’s currency value fell by almost 80 per cent in two years. The minister who spoke in an exclusive interview with...

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