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Soybeans farmers, input suppliers and financial institutions have met in Abuja at a stakeholder meeting for the purpose of kick-starting the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ programme for this cropping season. Professor Nafiu Abdu, the National President of the Soybeans Farmers Association of Nigeria (SOFAN), a seed system expert, said the farmers were now […]

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Institute for Agricultural Research, (IAR) Zaria has trained rice farmers in Nasarawa State on procedures for boosting dry season production using cheap technology. Official of IAR, Professor Henry Ibadun, said during a field demonstration of the technologies at Azuba town in Lafia, that, “It would go a long way to ensure cost-effective rice production during […]

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Researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA), Punjab Agricultural University and Thapar University have demonstrated how farmers can grow rice and wheat “using 40 percent less water, through an innovative combination of existing irrigation and cropping techniques.” The result of their research shows that farmers […]

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The Managing Director of the West African Cotton Company Limited (WACOT), Mr. Ujwal Canta, has commissioned a modern agric centre in Katsina State. The centre is expected to attend to farmers’ needs, ranging from quality seeds, fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides, tractors and farm implements at subsidised rates. Speaking at the commissioning of the center in Funtua, […]

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A s farming activities set in, local farmers in Katsina State are yet to decide on which crops to produce considering the dwindling market price of farm produce in the state of recent. Traditionally, when the prices of produce like maize, sorghum and beans go up in the market, farmers in the state tend to […]

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MANAGING Director of Presco Plc, Mr Felix Nwabuko, has urged the Federal Government and its MDAs to aggressively eradicate the abuse of the Ecowas Trade Liberalization Scheme, particularly as it affects the oil palm and vegetable oil industry in Nigeria. Recall that the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, had also recently, prompted […]

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Stakeholders in Agriculture sector has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Seed Bill from National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), before him into law so as to give direction to seed system in Nigeria and to improve yields of small holder farmers. The stakeholders also called on the National Assembly to transmit the already […]

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The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kiyasa Farm Ltd, on cattle breeders Improvement Project, and Cikasoro Farm Ltd, on Livestock Market. The ceremony was performed at the Minister’s conference hall in Abuja. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh […]

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The Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has said it paid claims worth N464 million in the first quarter of 2019 to its insured farmers across the country who were affected by natural disaster. Recall that the new Management of NAIC has engaged stakeholders across in its consultation meeting to work out modalities to ensure that […]

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Executive Director, Professor James Adediran, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, has emphasised the need for Nigeria to increase its maize production to avoid the crop’s importation into the country. He made the remark during the youth empowerment training on maize value chain organised by the institute in collaboration with Olusola Olojede Company, […]

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