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Farming, security, panacea to recurring hunger – Useni

Farming, security, panacea to recurring hunger – Useni

The Plateau State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last election, Senator Jeremiah Useni has again reiterated the need for Nigerians irrespective of their type of job to engage in farming activities so that the tide of prevailing hunger in the nation can be curbed.

Nigeria’s real wealth lies primarily in farming ― Buhari

Nigeria’s real wealth lies primarily in farming ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigerian farmers as they have been “saving us billions of dollars yearly which would have been spent on food importation.’’ Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said the President made his feelings known in a special video message on the occasion of the […]

Mechanised farming will help to curb farmers/herdsmen crises – FADAMA boss

Mechanised farming will help to curb farmers/herdsmen crises – FADAMA boss

Mr. Chuks Egbue, Anambra Programme Manager, FADAMA 111 has called for mechanised farming in the country to curb incessant farmers/herdsmen crises. Egbue said on Monday in Awka, that farmers/herdsmen crises were more witnessed in the hinterland where bushes and farmlands exist. “Mechanised farming, if embraced will go a long way in curbing these unnecessary clashes […]

Bello’s agricultural initiatives quite commendable – Tiamiyu

Bello’s agricultural initiatives quite commendable – Tiamiyu

A Lokoja-based businessman and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Fancy Jimoh Tiamiyu, has hailed the efforts of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, towards revolutionizing the agricultural sector in the state. Tiamiyu, the Director-General for Kogi Local Government Area (LGA) APC Bello-Onoja campaign organization, gave the commendation while speaking against the backdrop of […]

Edo, NIRSAL, Sterling Bank partner on mechanised farming

Edo, NIRSAL, Sterling Bank partner on mechanised farming

Building on the strides made in the agricultural sector in the state, the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has concluded plans on a partnership with the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Sterling Bank on the development of at least 1500 hectares of farmland in different locations across the state.

How we crashed cost of farming in N-Delta – Elekwachi

How we crashed cost of farming in N-Delta – Elekwachi

James Elekwachi is Economic Development Programme Manager at the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, PIND. He tells Vanguard’s Egufe Yafugborhi, in this interview, that the development agency’s sustained commitment to lifting many from poverty into livelihood engagements, through improved farming skills and information, would have passed by if the goodwill organisation had caved in to profound tendencies for violence and disruptions it met on ground six years ago.

Making Farming More Attractive

Making Farming More Attractive

The war cry that a hungry man is an angry man is the clearest endorsement of the importance of food in the life of any human being. Even though wild animals can get their food from the forest without planting, the era of man as gatherer of food has been consigned to history. Today, as a deliberate effort both on the part of government and individuals, placing food on one‘s table is a priority.

Making Farming More Attractive

Making Farming More Attractive

The war cry that a hungry man is an angry man is the clearest endorsement of the importance of food in the life of any human being. Even though wild animals can get their food from the forest without planting, the era of man as gatherer of food has been consigned to history. Today, as a deliberate effort both on the part of government and individuals, placing food on one‘s table is a priority. That is why food security is taken as a strong policy for those countries that want to prevent her citizens from famine. Students of contemporary international politics are wont to say that at the height of cold war rivalry between the United States of America and the defunct Soviet Union, the Americans were always using food as political weapon against the Russians. It came to a crisis point that the American government had to buy excess grains from the farmers only to dump them at sea.