On tractors and animals

This week saw the announcement of the roll out of a stimulus package to farmers in the Joe Gqabi District in the Eastern Cape. The support focuses mainly on livestock, mechanisation and farm infrastructure on four farms. We are told that to date, all the planned...

FOGAN rolls out measures to boost food production

The Food Growers Association of Nigeria (FOGAN), on Monday listed out measures it is taking to improve food production among its members. One of these, it said involves training of grassroot farmers in modern farming methods The Association’s National President,...

Farmer keeps father’s memory alive through working the land

Daniel Maqala (59) credits his father’s teachings as the catalyst of his own farming passions. The son of farmworkers, Maqala grew up in the eastern Free State town of Ficksburg where he would imagine the day he would take ownership of the title “farmer”. His vision...

Delta Procures 20 Tractors to Propel Agric Transformation

Delta State Government has made available 20 farm tractors to boost agricultural productivity and fast-track food security in the state. While inaugurating the tractors in Asaba, Governor of the state, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa said that the tractors would be extended for...