Ogbeh lauds 9% interest rate on credit for farmers/manufacturers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Wednesday described the new monetary policy of a single -digit lending rate of 9% to agriculture and manufacturing sectors as desirable for the growth of the nation’s economy sustainably. The minister expressed optimism that the new interest rate regime would create jobs for teeming […]

Farmers, others list ways to improve agric sector extension service

Participants at a one-day ‘Policy Dialogue On Key Thematic Issues on Agriculture in Nigeria’ held in Abuja have canvassed a six-point measure required to improve the roles of agricultural extension service workers as the country continues to explore options to improve non-oil sector contributions to the GDP but more particularly, ensure food security. The dialogue, […]

Agric ministry urges farmers on fertilizer varieties’ usage

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has advised farmers in the country to support organic fertilizer usage with the inorganic variety in order to boost food production. The Director, Farm Input Support Services in the ministry, Mr Ohiare Jatto, was quoted as giving the advice today during a chat with News Agency […]