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Appraising Agricultural Initiative Towards Zero Hunger

The second meeting of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum took place in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, recently. The forum held on November 6...

Goat Farming, A Goldmine Waiting To Be Tapped

This week, I present to you goat farming, another simple to operate, cost effective, low-risk venture but which also has great potentials for high...

Media And Nigeria’s Agricultural Growth

From verifiable historical records of Nigeria’s chequered socio-political history, the mass media can justifiably and evidently pride itself, more than any profession, as occupying...

Mozambique: Mozambican Forests Under Threat, Warns Minister

Forests still cover 51 per cent of Mozambique, but this percentage is declining thanks to slash and burn agriculture, the exploitation of wood fuel,...

Nigeria: Farmers Can’t Fight Desertification Alone

When Abbas Gandi lost a large portion of his crops to the combined ravages of desertification and drought a few years ago, he was...

Correcting The Flaws In Our Yam Exportation

In June, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbe, flagged off with fanfare the first batch of 72 tonnes of yams...

Easing Nigeria’s Food Burden

The Global Panel, an independent group of influential experts, recently unveiled a report on improving nutrition through improved food and diet, reports Olawale AjimotokanWith...

Nigeria’s Political Leadership Rethinks This Dangerous Approach

From the moment man came into existence, he was kept in the garden of splendour and abundance by his creator. The land which is...

3 Harvest Time Grain Marketing Strategies

As harvest approaches, farmers will be deciding what to do with their corn crop. Most will likely store, yet there may be other ways...

Five Obstacles For Harvest ’17

The 2017 growing season is nearly in the books, which means #harvest17 is right around the corner. “It’s been an interesting season. It was...

Palm Oil, A Potential Cash Cow

With the slump in oil prices and a slash in revenue inflows, Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, is desperately in need of other...

Cocoa In A World of Global Environmental Changes

The cocoa sector in West Africa is facing many well-known problems. That is a fact. And we all acknowledge those problems. Only by joining forces...

WACOT Rice, Ownership And Food Security

Kebbi state has been in the news; and for a good reason. Since the rice revolution of Kebbi state began barely two years ago,...

Building Future Economic Leaders Through Agriculture

Subject relating to promotion of entrepreneurship among those who would be leaders of tomorrow is an idea whose time has come. It is timely...

Ede Cocoa Processing Plant: Aregbesola’s Lifeline For Cocoa Farmers In Nigeria

Smallholder cocoa farmers and other stakeholders are happy over the establishment of an elaborate cocoa processing plant in Ede, Osun State, and the third...
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