The Acting Director-General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Prof. Alex Akpa has said that over five (5million) farmers would be tested across the country for Covid-19 as approved by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). Prof. Akpa who disclosed this in his opening remarks during a webinar meeting on...
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), has cautioned that the outbreak of COVID-19 shouldn't lead to food crisis in Africa. President of AGRA, Dr Agnes Kalibata, who made this known yesterday in an article made available to journalists reiterated the need to make effort to ensure people have...
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across...
“The agriculture sector is among the most vulnerable. Agriculture is important not only for food security issues but also for inter-regional food integration,” African Development Bank Director of Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research, Hanan Morsy, said during a news conference on the opening day of the African Economic Conference...
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Governing Council has approved ninety-six (96) new Nigerian Industrial Standards for national use. The approval was given at the first meeting of the Council following the appointment of Mallam Farouk Salim as the Director General. TheFact Nigeria observed that these cut across Chemical Technology, Electrical/Electronics,...
… As Emefiele Salutes Nigerian Farmers The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has again saluted the resilience of farmers in Nigeria, who continue to farm to ensure food sufficiency in the country, in spite of the challenges of insecurity in some parts of the...
About 300,000 metric tonnes of maize are soon to be released into the Nigerian market from strategic anchors under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which watchers believe will reduce the current price of maize from N155,000 per metric tonne. The anticipated release follows...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made good its word, as it has released 50,000 metric tonnes of Maize into the Nigerian market. The Bank’s February 2021 release of Maize in fulfilment of its pledge to reduce the price of the commodity, was done through the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono has reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to boost food production, productivity in the dairy sub-sector, ensure food security and self-sufficiency in the country. Speaking during the opening ceremony of a Wider Stakeholders Engagement on National Dairy Policy held within...
Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), has warned farmers in the north central states of the country against hasty planting in order to avoid huge losses. The Director-General, Prof. Mansur Matazu disclosed this on Tuesday during the celebration of this year’s World Meteorological Day with the theme; ‘The Ocean, our climate and...