450 Farmers in Land Dispute With Kebbi State Government
Nigeria (AFAN) in Kebbi, have alleged confiscation of their 14,000 hectares of lands by the Kebbi State government in Gwazawa village of Danko/Wasagu local government area of the state.
The chairman of the association in the area, Alhaji Aliyu Bature, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday that the farmers would lose crops worth N200 million as their farmlands had been taken over by the government.
Farmers Embrace Biogas for Electricity
Some farmers are now looking up to biogas technology to transform animal and other wastes into power plants. DANIEL ESSIET reports.
Hope for biogas power generation is high among farmers and innovators as it potentially solves the twin challenges of disposal of livestock waste and provision of energy to offset the rising cost of electricity.
Corps Member Shows Off His Farm and Harvest of Corns
There are various ways in which youth corp members sent into different parts of the country make the best of their situations. For some, it may involve having fun and whiling away time, for a young man identified as Izu Aniagu however, he seems to be putting his service year to good use.
The Enugu-born graduate of law went all the way to Gombe state for service and took his passion for farming along with him. Speaking of his love for farming with NAIJ.com, Izu revealed that he took to farming as a private engagement due to his love for it.
Pitch Agrihack 2018 Winners
Four early stage and four advanced start-ups have emerged winner at the 2018 Pitch AgriHack.
The early stage start-ups are those just launching while the advanced stage were judged on a criteria list that included the problem(s) addressed, unique value proposition, market addressed, current market traction and revenues.
How to Take Care of Young Broiler Chicks
So, let’s quickly highlight some important steps in taking effective and proper care of your young broiler chicks.
Successful rearing of these chickens does not only depend on feeding, but also on living conditions, for example, if a queue is formed near the feeding troughs, it is understandable that not all birds will be able to eat, because they are not all of equal strengths.
Intervention funds: Akeredolu urges CBN to embrace cash crop farmers
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday appealed to Central Bank of Nigeria to extend intervention funds to cash crop farmers.
Akeredolu made the call at the inauguration of Bambi Farms, a factory that produces vegetable oil from palm kernel, at Okeigbo in Odigbo/Okeigbo Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the factory will create jobs for the unemployed and serve as a ready market for farmers in the area, thereby generating income.
Niger Delta ex-militants begin agric enterprise training in Abia
About 150 former Niger Delta ex-militants/agitators have commenced one month training on agricultural enterprise in Umuahia, Abia State capital, under the Presidential Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government.
The Abia State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) in collaboration with Fadmobat Investment Ltd is conducting the training, which is the second to be effected in the state by the Presidential Amnesty Office.
New methods to tackle Nigeria’s food insecurity
A new initiative by United Kingdom government-funded Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) is testing the ground for new agricultural methods and models in the Niger Delta, and sowing new opportunities for livelihoods and development.
The initiative focuses on the Niger Delta in partnership with Alluvial Agriculture, a collective farming business that targets including as many as 100,000 smallholders on farms spanning 463 square miles.
EU’s ban of Nigerian dried beans worries stakeholders
Stakeholders in the real sector are concerned about the continued ban on Nigeria’s dry beans by the European Union for about four years now.
The EU had banned the exportation of dried beans from Nigeria in June 2015 on grounds that the produce contained high level of pesticide considered dangerous to human health.