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    Cross River State Government has lost over N130 million returns in 2016 due to allocation of cocoa farms to ghost farmers. The Special Adviser to the State Governor, Ben Ayade, on Cocoa Development, Oscar Ofuka, disclosed this in an interview in Calabar. According to Ofuka “the governor has...

The Federal Government has begun construction of a fish market in Illushi community in Edo state. The State Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and...

To make ‘aflasafe’ products available to farmers   The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has assured farmers that...

The Federal Government has adopted stringent measures to discourage grain merchants who feed fat by penetrating into the rural areas to mop up grains from...

An international agricultural exhibition and conference will hold in Osogbo, Osun State in the first quarter of this year. The event tagged: ‘Agritech...

World grain production is expected to reach record high of 2,084m tonne during the 2016/2017 harvesting year, according to the International Grains Council (IGC). At a meeting in December, the IGC discussed the latest supply and demand outlook and market developments for grains, rice and oilseeds. According to the IGC, much of the increase will be led by alltime highs...

The current administration’s determination to make agriculture attractive to youths has been demonstrated by the recent approval it granted to the commencement of the African Development Bank (AFDB) funded youth agribusiness initiative. The agripreneurs programme said to have been designed based on the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth Agripreneurs...

Mixed reactions trailed the country’s agric sector performance in 2016 even though the sector remains the mainstay of Federal Government’s diversification...

To effectively mount surveillance on the nation’s waterways and that of the West African sub-region and combat the menace of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the Federal Government has urged leaders in the region to foster a formidable regional cooperation to bring it to an end. Speaking at the 9th Fisheries Committee of West Central Gulf of Guinea recently...

…as local rice patronage increases As the Yuletide approaches, a massive rush for locally grown rice and other perishable food items has increased. The...

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