Month: February 2017
The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh has stressed that agriculture has been abandoned to the helpless and nameless, poor peasants in the village.
He lamented that this has greatly affected the quality of food in the country.
The Federal Ministries of Health and Agriculture are reportedly embarking on public awareness on food safety!
This is according to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, who pledged government’s readiness to take issues of food safety seriously.
Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have reportedly commenced the review of the fertilizer quality control bill.
This is to checkmate adulteration of the farm input and boost food production in the country.
Tuesday and Wednesday 7th and 8th February will always be etched on the mind of food and agro lovers in Nigeria, as the nation celebrated its first food safety and investment forum!
Venue was the Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos!
The minister of Agriculture, Mr Audu Ogbeh, former Senior Special Adviser to the Minister of Agriculture, Doctor Kayode Oyeleye and many food and agric experts graced the occasion.
An agriculturist, Professor Godfrey Nzamujo, has advised the three tiers of government in Nigeria to adopt the Songhai model of agriculture to boost food security and fight poverty.
Nzamujo told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the Songhai model, which involved integrated farming, should be adopted because of its capacity to boost agricultural productivity considerably.
The Federal Government has explained that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, who told newsmen in Abuja that it was aimed at balancing and equalising food prices across the country was reacting to some media reports that the idea was anti-farmers.
The first Nigerian Food Safety And Investment Forum is to hold between February 7-8, 2017 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
At the occasion, an opportunity to learn more about a new concept in tomato processing will be made available by the Food Safety and Investment Forum.
The Bank of Agriculture has reportedly liberalized its programmes for young graduates and women with a view to wooing them into agricultural production.
In its efforts to fast-track food security in Nigeria, the Bank has fine-tuned its Youth in Agriculture Development in Nigeria (YAN) programme which presently attracts lower interest rates as beneficiaries can now access up to N1million agricultural loan for a start, and also take even more instantly on repayment.