USMEFAN 2ND AGROPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT

IT IS HERE AGAIN !!! USMEFAN 2ND AGROPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT perhaps you are passionate about agriculture and are faced with constant challenges such as access to land, information, equipment and training. Well we got you covered. Attend this summit and you stand to benefit all these offers. This Summit features: 🔸Getting access to land for agricultural activities 🔸 Getting access to information and training 🔸Get access…

Climate change, prolonged conflicts responsible for food insecurity in Africa —FAO

CONTINUED conflicts and climate-related shocks have been attributed to food insecurity rate, particularly in southern, Near East and East African countries. In a report released recently, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations emphasised that extended conflicts, harsh weather events and displacement have continued to threaten food access for millions of people. “Civil conflicts and population displacement remain the key drivers of…

Nigeria releases 19 high yield crop varieties, one chicken breed to farmers

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has released 19 new high yield crop varieties to enhance agricultural production. The National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) approved the release at its 26th meeting held at its secretariat at the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan. NACGRAB’s Registrar and Chief Executive, Sunday Aladele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan…

Farmers laud CBN’s credit policy, call for effective implementation

Farmers across the country have applauded the nine per cent interest rate credit policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to the agriculture sector, saying it will help boost production if adequately implemented. Some of them who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, called on the CBN to also ensure prompt monitoring of the Commercial Banks to guarantee…