Nigeria expands basket of crops with entrance of 13 hybrid varieties

Ahead of June end’s commencement of Nigeria’s exportation of yam tuber to Britain, the country has intensified efforts at culturing hybrid crops with the release of 13 varieties of new high-yield crops for commercial purpose.   The ministry of science and technology which made the announcement listed the new introductions to include two wheat varieties […]

Audu Ogbeh moves for second agric bank in quest for 5% interest rate for farmers

Nigeria’s effort at keeping food prices within range has culminated in the quest for the establishment of another specialized bank for farmers.  The Federal Government said it is uncomfortable with prevailing high interest rates at which commercial banks in the country extend loans to farmers. To this end, Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s minister of agriculture and […]

First batch of certified yam export from Nigeria to reach U.K., U.S. in June

Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has announced that the first consignment of yam from Nigeria to the United States and the United Kingdom is set to take place in June. The minister made this disclosure in a statement signed by Olukayode Oyeleye, Special Media and Communication in the ministry of Agriculture in Abuja on Friday. […]