FARMCROWDY WINS DIGITAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2018
A remarkable award for the agricultural sector in Nigeria.
Food prices soar as herdsmen killings hamper farming
Farmers across the country have expressed fears that the rising costs of food items in the various markets will worsen this year...
'Farming from your stoep' at the touch of a button
Using drone technology and data analytics among other technologies, SA start-up Aerobotics is helping farmers manage disease and pest control at the touch of a button.
U. K. rejects Nigeria’s vegetables, other edibles
A large consignment of vegetables and other edibles exported from Nigeria to the United Kingdom, were at the weekend returned due to failure to meet up with international procedures.
Women farmers are shortchanged in agricultural bounty - Mrs Bridget Okonofua
''Women are not sharing in the rich largesse of cultivation, processing, rearing, value addition and others and are most times denied opportunities in farming activities.'' - Mrs Bridget Okonofua; Founder and President of Unique Women in Agricultural Clus...
CBN’s intervention reaches 400,000 farmers
The support, estimated at more than N56 billion since inception, has, however, raised local food production, saved foreign exchange and created jobs.
AGRICULTURE COMES TO THE CLASSROOM WITH VIRTUAL FARM TOURS
The Agriculture in the Classroom organization aims to increase agricultural literacy for students in grades K-12. With a shortage of funds for field trips, the organization uses technology to virtually put students on a farm without having to board a bus.
Nigeria may experience rice shortage in 2019 –Ogbeh
“We are also hoping that as soon as the rain seized, farmers will replant so that the residual moisture in the soil plus irrigation can give us another crop by the end of December or early January.”
Quela birds add to threats on rice farms in Jigawa
“The pest destroys rice seed by making the pod to shrink thereby preventing it from growing fully,”
Dawanau: 46-yr-old Kano market that determines cost of grains in Nigeria
However, the market has grown to international status supplying all types of grains and other cash crops not only to other parts of Nigeria, but also to several West Africa countries.
Agriculture, highest contributor to global warming in Nigeria – Research
“A recent research by our ministry shows that the agriculture sector is the highest contributor to global warming in Nigeria and also the use of land, contrary to what we believed.
$170,000 in Grant! Apply for Sustainable Mobility Challenge 2019 from Sweden
Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
Nigeria's Digital Agric Platform shares Some of their Impact Stories
Farmcrowdy is an agricultural startup which connects small-scale farmers with needed help by making Nigerians to sponsor their farming activities. Farmcrowdy CEO, Mr Onyeka, said the mission of the company is to improve living conditions of small-scale fa...
USDA-NIFA: Secondary Agriculture Education Challenge Grant Program
Deadline: 16 April 2019
Fake Titus fish flood Nigerian markets
The consumers said for the past two months, importers of Titus fish have concentrated more in bringing in more fake Titus into the country in order to maximise profits.