Biotechnology solution to food insecurity

“We recognise that food security is paramount and biotechnology, the green alternative policy of the government, will achieve its goal of ending hunger, ensuring food security and promoting sustainable agriculture. Prof. Benjamin Ubi, the President, Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), has identified food insecurity as an underlining cause of some of the greatest challenges in […]

LAKE Rice: Buhari commends Lagos, Kebbi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday commended Lagos and Kebbi States for the successful partnership that gave rise to the local production of LAKE Rice (Lagos-Kebbi Rice). In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President lauded the commitment of Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Atiku Bagudu in bringing to […]

Investment in fertilizer industry hits $4.5 billion

Fertilizer • Data collection challenges subsector’s growth The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) has disclosed that investment in the fertilizer industry has risen to about $4.5 billion. The Chief Executive Officer of AFAP, Jason Scarpone, who made the disclosure during the Nigeria Fertilizer Roadmap Stakeholders Consultation yesterday, in Abuja, described the sub-sector’s growth as […]

NPA to prioritise agro exports

Hadiza Usman The Nigerian Ports Authority has urged that priority consideration should be given to exportation of agricultural produce. The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza  Usman, made this plea, noting that the maritime sector was of great importance to the economy and had the potential to contribute  a huge percentage to the nation’s  Gross Domestic Product. […]