Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. US$300 million will go strait down the drain The World Bank Monday announced a $300 million credit for Nigeria, to boost the federal government's efforts to expand its agriculture sector, enhance food security as well as to improve nutrition for the rural poor. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050713/us_million_will_go_strait_down_the_drain_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Lift in farm production Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) has proved a success yielding an increase of seven hundred fifty nine billion naira (N759billion) far ahead of the expected target in the sector. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200613/lift_in_farm_production_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT US$8 billion in international farm investment Nigeria's agriculture ministry has attracted $8 billion in foreign investment and aims to boost that to just over $10 billion by 2015, the country's minister of agriculture said this week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170513/us_billion_in_international_farm_investment.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Corruption will always make farm investment high risk Is sub-Saharan Africa, in agriculture, the Brazil of the 1970s? http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140513/corruption_will_always_make_farm_investment_high_risk_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Building up the farm sector Managing Director, Dizengoff West Africa (Nigeria) Limited, Mr. Richard Hargrave, speaks about the enhancement of Nigeria’s agricultural productivity through mechanisation and a more scientific approach to farming. Crusoe Osagie provides excerpts http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130513/_building_up_the_farm_sector.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 18 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Throwing good money after bad THE World Bank has pledged to commit one billion dollars to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector in the next five years. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090513/throwing_good_money_after_bad_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 09 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry production State governor, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwanwaso, has said that his administration has trained 2,200 people from local government areas across the state in poultry management as a means of empowering them to be self-reliant, according to the Nigerian Tribune. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070513/poultry_production_.aspx worldpoultry Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers and bankers The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has appealed to the Federal Government to give the Bank of Agriculture the same level of attention currently being given to Bank of Industry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030513/farmers_and_bankers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Nothing is as it appears amid the corruption A total of 7072 cartons of seized contraband poultry products were destroyed and buried by the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) during the weekend. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250313/nothing_is_as_it_appears_amid_the_corruption_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT The last place anyone wants to invest in The poultry industry in Nigeria had been rapidly expanding in past years, increasing from 185,300 MT in 2001 to 268,000 MT in 2011. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110313/the_last_place_anyone_wants_to_invest_in_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT This money will be lost in trasit Niger State government has concluded arrangements in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Union Bank to disburse N1 billion loans to farmers this year's farming season in the state, the Managing Director (MD) of Niger State Agricultural and Mechanization Development Authority (NAMDA), Baba Kutigi Madugu has disclosed. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040213/niger___this_money_will_be_lost_in_trasit_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT The President in lying because his lips are moving President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted the first meeting of Nigeria’s new Eminent Persons Group (EPG). http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290113/the_president_in_lying_because_his_lips_are_moving_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Never invest in Nigeria you will lose all The Nigerian government on Friday called on local and foreign financial institutions to utilize the financing opportunities in the country's agriculture industry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/281212/never_invest_in_nigeria_you_will_lose_all_.aspx allafrica.com Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Rice production The Federal Government has inaugurated a special intervention programme aimed at boosting rice production in ten states of the federation, an effort which it said, would astronomically scale up rice production in 2013. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/251212/rice_production_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Africa's most corrupt nation As the nation counts its losses following to the recent flooding, the Special Assistant to the President on Social Development and Special Duties, Mrs. Sarah Pane has expressed concern that the nation may not meet its food sufficiency target in rice production. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/291012/africas_most_corrupt_nation_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 04 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT The most corrupt country in Africa The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adeshina, has given the assurance that the country will not experience any food shortage next year as a result of the flood ravaging the country as he plans flood insurance for all farmers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/231012/the_most_corrupt_country_in_africa_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Stone Age farming methods The Federal Government is working out a special food production plan to grow more food through irrigation in the forthcoming dry season. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/151012/stone_age_farming_methods.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Only fools would invest on this corrupt nation The World Bank is to invest N160 billion ($1 billion) into Nigeria’s agricultural sector, as part of efforts to boost food production and alleviate poverty in the country. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170912/only_fools_would_invest_on_this_corrupt_nation_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Back to farming Some decades ago, specifically before the discovery of oil in Nigeria, the coun try prided itself on being an agrarian nation. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170912/back_to_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm exports to China The cassava production initiative of the Federal Government has started to yield the expected dividend as farmers may have earned $136 million (about N2 billion) from the produce exported to china in the last few months. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300812/farm_exports_to_china_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Any farm investment is very high risk The President, Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Judith Rodin, has said Nigeria had the capacity to be the agricultural hub of Africa and the continent’s leader in food security. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210812/any_farm_investment_is_very_high_risk_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Chinese farm investment On June 20, 2012, ten agricultural scientists from the Desert Control Research Institute of Gansu in Northwest China visited Nigeria and Niger to embark on a water conservation programme. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300712/chinese_farm_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT Women in farming The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), made up of 16 African countries, signed an agreement aiming to empower women agricultural entrepreneurs in West Africa with The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) on Monday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of the African Summit. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260712/women_in_farming.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Young people and farming The feedback received from readers on youth involvements in agriculture is overwhelming. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260712/young_people_and_farming.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Far too corrupt to give money too The agricultural sector, once the bedrock of the Nigerian economy, has witnessed a steady decline since the discovery and commercialisation of Nigeria’s abundant hydrocarbon resources. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240712/far_too_corrupt_to_give_money_too_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm finance problems The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Edo has accused Nigerian banks of stifling the growth of the agriculture sector of the economy. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030712/farm_finance_problems_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Jobs in the farm sector The Federal Government is to create 3.5 million jobs in the agricultural sector by 2015. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050712/jobs_in_the_farm_sector_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farm investment Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday said that agriculture remains the key to development of countries, just as he called on the people of the state to take it seriously. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060712/farm_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Smuggling poultry Agricultural Science students at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, have called on the Nigerian government to stop the smuggling of poultry products into the country, the Nigerian Tribune reports. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280612/smuggling_poultry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farming expanding The Poultry Association of Nigeria has said the unrestricted trans-border trade among poultry farmers in West Africa will bring N58bn to Nigeria. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280612/poultry_farming_expanding_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Improving farm technology The Lagos State government has recently set up a Farm Service Centre where farmers will be periodically trained to improve their knowledge and skill; where they will table their challenges and constraints for expert advice and where they will get improved seedlings and other agricultural input at reasonable costs. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200612/improving_farm_technology_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farming and corruption Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has urged the Federal Government to evolve an agricultural policy that will effectively trickle down to the grassroots and have the desired maximum impact of creating wealth, food security, generating massive employment among others in the nation, stressing that without agriculture, Nigeria cannot move forward. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110612/farming_and_corruption_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cocoa farming Nigeria’s 240,000 metric tons per annum cocoa output, which is trailing behind Cote d’Ivoire’s towering 1.3 million metric tons per annum output, is currently threatened, as Ondo state, the country’s leading cocoa producing state, stands to lose between 40 and 50 percent of its midcrop to insect menace. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/080612/cocoa_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cocoa farming Nigeria’s 240,000 metric tons per annum cocoa output, which is trailing behind Cote d’Ivoire’s towering 1.3 million metric tons per annum output, is currently threatened, as Ondo state, the country’s leading cocoa producing state, stands to lose between 40 and 50 percent of its midcrop to insect menace. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050612/cocoa_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Government and farming President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken tough against forces that are trying to frustrate the administration's agricultural transformation programmes. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300512/government_and_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 03 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Farming and assistance A lecturer at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun State, Prof. Olu Odeyemi has said Nigeria may not achieve food security any time soon because it has not prioritised entrepreneurship in agriculture. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290512/farming_and_assistance_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 02 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Cleaning up poultry farms The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has sensitized Federal Capital Territory (FCT) poultry farmers on the need to comply with the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification for their products which is the required standard for local manufacturers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280512/cleaning_up_poultry_farms_.aspx 5mpublishing Mon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Government poultry farms Isiukwuato Local Government Area, located in southwest Nigeria, in Abia State, intends to set up an integrated poultry farm with the aims of tackling youth unemployment and generate revenue. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250512/government_poultry_farms_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 25 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Money for farmers Farmers in six African countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project, the Director for Natural Resource Management and Central Africa with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Bernard Van Lauwe, has said. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150512/money_for_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT The world's most corrupt country Ordinarily, the recent rating of Nigeria as the third fastest growing economy in the world should elicit some cheers from Nigerians. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100512/the_worlds_most_corrupt_country_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 10 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT 54 shot dead in Nigerian Cattle Market At least 54 people were killed after a failed cattle raid in a northeast Nigeria market sparked a retaliatory attack by robbers angry one of their colleagues had been burned alive by herders, an official and witnesses said Thursday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040512/_shot_dead_in_nigerian_cattle_market__.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 05 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT More cash handouts will go to waste Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, disclosed yesterday that the World Bank had made commitment to support the nation's agricultural sector with N135 billion in order to boost the economy. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040512/more_cash_handouts_will_go_to_waste_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 05 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Food and farming problems President Goodluck Jonathan, at the weekend, lamented that the country’s food import was currently growing at an unacceptable rate of 11 per cent annually. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300412/food_and_farming_problems_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farm problems The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has expressed dismay at the decay of the Imo Modern Poultry in Avutu, Obowo local government of the state and has promised to ensure the farm enterprise was resuscitated. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240412/poultry_farm_problems_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 60 % of Nigerian imports are Chinese The highest trade volume recorded by Nigeria and China was $10.7 billion in 2011, China's Economic and Commercial Counsellor to Nigeria, Rong Yansong, said. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270412/__of_nigerian_imports_are_chinese.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Dealing with poultry waste The Lagos State government has introduced a new technology that will transform waste from poultry farms into a rich manure for crop cultivation. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230412/dealing_with_poultry_waste_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Dealing with bird flu Biosecurity failures were revealed in a survey of poultry farming in Kogi state, according to new research at Ahmadu Bello University, raising the risk of the introduction and spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the area. Better knowledge and understanding by stakeholders would help reduce the risks, say the researchers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160412/dealing_with_bird_flu_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 16 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT A boost for farming Niger State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Susan A .Gana, has said that the state government in collaboration with its technical partners has distributed 100, 000 seedlings of citrus and mango to out-growers farmers in the state. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110412/a_boost_for_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Wed, 11 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farm problems Plateau poultry farmers have protested against alleged payment of high fees imposed by officials of the state’s Ministry of Agriculture in the implementation of the eggs mop-up exercise initiated by Governor Jonah Jang. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100412/poultry_farm_problems_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT High risk farm investment a non starter As part of the Federal Government's efforts to diversify the economy, steps are being taken to attract the American public and businessmen to invest in Nigeria's agricultural sector. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/090412/high_risk_farm_investment_a_non_starter_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT