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AfDB Appoints Acting VP as Blanke Exits

AfDB Appoints Acting VP as Blanke Exits

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Wambui Gichuri as its Acting Vice President (VP) of Agriculture, Human and Social Development. AgroNigeria reported in June that the Bank’s former vice-president, Jennifer…

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Reopen Economy in Phases, AfDB Advises as COVID-19 Hurts Africa

Reopen Economy in Phases, AfDB Advises as COVID-19 Hurts Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has advised African governments to reopen their economies in phases so as to balance trade-offs between restarting economic activities too quickly and safeguarding public health. The Bank projected that Africa…

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COVID-19: Nigeria, Congo to Account for Largest Number of Extremely Poor Africans in 2020 – AfDB

COVID-19: Nigeria, Congo to Account for Largest Number of Extremely Poor Africans in 2020 – AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that an additional 49 million people across Africa could be drawn into extreme poverty in 2021 as a result of the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). For 2020, however,…

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Oyo Agri-Credit Corporation Begins Sensitisation Of Farmers On Govt Policies

Oyo Agri-Credit Corporation Begins Sensitisation Of Farmers On Govt Policies

THE Oyo State Agriculture Credit Corporation has embarked on a sensitisation drive to intimate farmers across the state with the policy of the Governor Seyi Makinde-led state government to enhance food security and sustainability. The…

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Nigeria Lacks Accurate Database of Extension Workers, Farmers – FMARD Director

Nigeria Lacks Accurate Database of Extension Workers, Farmers – FMARD Director

An official of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Engineer Frank Kudla, has disclosed that Nigeria does not have an accurate database on the population of extension workers and farmers in the…

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COVID-19: Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Others ‘Rebound’ in Global Market in June – FAO

COVID-19: Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Others ‘Rebound’ in Global Market in June – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has said that global food commodity prices rose in June for the first time since the beginning of 2020. FAO made the observation in the…

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BASICS II: AfDB, PIND, AGRA Throw Weight Behind Scheme

BASICS II: AfDB, PIND, AGRA Throw Weight Behind Scheme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged support for the second phase of the Building an Economically Sustainable and Integrated Cassava Seed System (BASICS-II). AgroNigeria reported that BASICS II was launched last Thursday by the…

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Farmers seek exclusion of ‘impostors’ in CBN’s zero-interest scheme

Farmers seek exclusion of ‘impostors’ in CBN’s zero-interest scheme

Nigerian farmers and agricultural scientists have warned that ‘political farmers’ should not be permitted to hijack the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) ‘Agric for Food and Jobs Plan (AFJP)’ and the zero-interest loans meant for…

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ABP: Ghost Rice Farmers Benefiting from Scheme, Says Kano Anti-corruption Commission

ABP: Ghost Rice Farmers Benefiting from Scheme, Says Kano Anti-corruption Commission

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has decried prevalent fraudulent practices in the state’s rice production value chain under the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). Chairman of the Commission, Barr. Muhuyi Rimin Gado, noted…

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FG to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

FG to establish over 600 farm mechanisation centres

The federal government has said it will start up a programme, “The Green Imperative”, which will lead to the establishment of 632 farm mechanisation centres in the country. The government said the mechanisation centres will…