Tomato farmers in Katsina State are smiling to the banks as the price of the commodity jerked up recently.
The MD/CEO of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX), Mrs Zaheera Baba-Ari, has said farmers can now use their farm produce as collateral to secure loans from banks.
Sokoto is famed as a key producer of carrot, a popular root vegetable which experts have noted to be very rich in Vitamin A, dietary fibre, antioxidants, and minerals.
Olam, one of the multinational organisations producing rice locally in Nigeria has been honoured with the National Productivity Order of Merit award (NPOM) for the year 2016.
As farmers begin wheat harvest in Kano, investigations have revealed that its price in most of the grains markets in the ancient city has crashed.
The Katsina State government says it has made huge investment in agriculture to enhance production and pave way for wealth creation and income generation across the state.
Bauchi State government has promised to support dry season rice farmers across the 20 local government areas of the state to cultivate 4, 000 hectares.