Category: Agric & Commodity News

Thai rice poisonous, Ogbeh warns

The Federal Government has issued stern warning against consumption of Thailand rice, saying it is poisonous. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who gave the  warning yesterday when he met with youths during The  Guardians of the Nations International (GOTNI) Leadership Clinic in Abuja, said “some people say they prefer Thai rice…

FG Plans to shut land border in few days over rice smuggling

Abuja: The Federal Government says it will shut down the land border between Nigeria and a neigbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday while speaking with youths in a…

Cassava exploitation can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation – NIRSAL

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says exploiting the potential in cassava can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. A statement by the management of NIRSAL in Abuja said Mr Aliyu Abdulhameed, the Managing Director of the organization, stated this at the 4th International Cassava Conference held in Cotonou, Republic of Benin. Adulhameed…

AfDB okays $120m to boost cassava, others

The African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday said it will invest $120 million between the next two and three years to boost the productivity and transform cassava and other eight other commodities on the continent. The nine commodities are cassava, rice, maize, sorghum/millet, wheat, livestock, aquaculture, high iron beans and orange fleshed sweet potatoes. “Transforming cassava…

Bank of Industry, Ebonyi Government Partners To Provides N4bn Agric Fund for Civil Servants

The Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Ebonyi State Government are to collaborate in a N4 billion matching funds to enhance the fortunes of civil servants in the state through agricultural activities. A statement from the bank on Sunday in Lagos disclosed that the agro-based fund was coming on the heels of a N4billion MSME…