In Nigeria, a major part of the population depends on importation to meet its food and agricultural product needs. The major food items that are being imported into the country are wheat, rice, poultry, fish etc. and the importation of these agricultural products is worth about $10 billion annually.

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Any farmer who wants to gain access to financial grants and loans in Nigeria has a higher chance of securing such loans if they belong to a farming cooperative.

Farming cooperatives provide a reward system for farmers for the efforts they put into agricultural practices through the pulling together of…


Drought is one of the most devastating natural disasters affecting food production, water resources and causing widespread human and animal mortalities in Africa.

Drought in Somalia. Image source: Oxfam America

Sub-saharan Africa is considered the most vulnerable region to climate change due to low rainfall, long dry seasons, and high levels of poverty.

A drought is an…


Avocado farming is rapidly gaining popularity on the African continent, many people across the continent now refer to it as Africa’s new “green gold”.

Due to high global demand, the avocado has become a lucrative export product, its consumption per capita increased by 406% between 1990 and 2017 in the…


A forest policy is simply the principles that govern the actions of the people with respect to forest reserves; it is a plan of actions designed to indicate what proportions of the nation’s land should be allocated or allotted.

The forest policy covers the regulations of how the allocated areas…


Overview of the Nigerian Dairy Industry. Image Source: Business Day

Nigeria has a population of over 180 million residents consuming 1.3 billion tons of milk annually. This creates a huge market for locally produced milk and dairy products but unfortunately, about 60% of dairy products consumed in Nigeria are imported.

The consumption of dairy in Nigeria is rising faster than…


Nigeria is a major producer of Livestock in Sub-Saharan Africa with its cattle population estimated at about 20 million. …


Rice Production in Nigeria. Source: BusinessDayNg

Rice is one of the most popular staple foods in Africa feeding millions on a daily basis with rice demand estimated at 15.7 million tonnes per year.

In Nigeria, it is the most consumed staple food with a consumption per capita of 32kg accounting for 20% of Africa’s rice consumption.


The World population has been predicted to grow by 2 billion in 2050 and half of that growth will be coming from Sub-Saharan Africa. This creates a pressing need for Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, to tackle the issue of food insecurity that is on the rise.

food insecurity in Nigeria

According to a…


The continuous increase in the inflation rate in Nigeria has made it more difficult by the day for business owners including farmers to operate their businesses. This creates a need for farmers to access loans and grants to be able to run their businesses successfully.

Irrespective of the public clamour…

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