Agriculture General

FG to partner The Netherlands on seed development

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government’s to collaborate with the Government of the Netherlands on improved seeds/seedlings to boost food production in the country. The minister disclosed this during a courtesy visit by a delegation of private investors, led by   the Netherlands’ Ambassador to […]



The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has cleared payments owed to farmers in Luwingu and Lupososhi districts in the Northern Province. Luwingu District Commissioner Patrick Chanda has disclosed this to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) an interview today. Mr Chanda said government has released over four million kwacha, to clear all outstanding payments owed […]


Do not be deceived by early rains, NiMet advises farmers

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has advised farmers to ignore the current early rainfall across the country and not start early planting.Mr Zakariyau Abdulrasheed, General Manager, NiMet’s Network Services, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.Abdulrasheed, said that the agency, in its 2019 Seasonal Rainfall […]


Choosing the right seeds for your farm

Agricultural seeds come in different varieties such as celery, broccoli, and carrots. It important that one chooses the type of seed that works well for his or her farmland. Making this choice, however, is not as simple as it sounds, experts say. Some farmers see this as a challenge, especially when trying to choose the […]



sunflower oil, seed and sunflower on the background of wooden boards The Commissioner for Agriculture and Forestry, Kaduna State, Dr Daniel Maigari, has said the state government is committed to ensuring improvements in agricultural production in the state. Maigari made the assertion on Tuesday in Kaduna during a sensitization workshop of Stakeholders in the Sunflower […]


Checking indicators of well-brooded chicks

Brooding plays an essential role in laying the foundation for optimal flock performance. Without proper brooding, chicks can’t reach their genetic potential, resulting in reduced yield, poor flock uniformity, and higher mortality rates. Capitalising on this time period is critical as poor performance during brooding cannot be compensated for later on. Checking to see if […]


Fertilizer: all you need to know

Different Types of Fertilizers Fertilizers are chemical compounds applied to promote plentiful plant and fruit growth. Fertilizers are applied through soil for uptake by plant roots, or by applying liquid fertilizer directly to plant leaves. They typical fertilizer provides proportions of the three major plant nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The secondary plant nutrients such […]