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LASG urges state govts to emulate FADAMA model to improve agriculture

LASG urges state govts to emulate FADAMA model to improve agriculture

The Lagos State Government says the FADAMA model is worth emulating by various levels of governments as the policy is efficient and productive in improving the agricultural sector of the country. The State Commissioner for…

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Nigerian seeks $1 billion loan to boost mechanised farming – Minister

Nigerian seeks $1 billion loan to boost mechanised farming – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, says the federal government will obtain $1 billion from foreign banks to purchase farming equipment for local farmers in the country. Mr Nanono disclosed this at…

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Agro-commodity: Stakeholder advocates bespoke export policies

Agro-commodity: Stakeholder advocates bespoke export policies

Managing Director of Wal-wanne Group, Dr. Abiso Kabir has called on the Federal Government to implement favourable agricultural policies that would transform Nigeria’s agro-commodity export narrative. According to Kabir, the inability of farmers to meet…

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Plateau farmers brace for late blight outbreak as planting season starts

Plateau farmers brace for late blight outbreak as planting season starts

Potato farmers in Plateau State have been advised to adopt a variety of farming practices including crop rotation, sole cropping, application of pesticides and selection of healthy plants, to contain losses incurred from potato disease,…

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Okun Rice: Ogun State Govt. to partner with firm on rice production

Okun Rice: Ogun State Govt. to partner with firm on rice production

Keen on advancing its rice revolution drive, the Government of Ogun state is set to partner with Hyst Global Ltd, producers of Okun Rice, to embark on the mass production of rice across the state.…

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Agriculture: NGROPPMAN Meets Netherlands Consulate-General, As Nigeria’s Groundnut Hits Global Market

Agriculture: NGROPPMAN Meets Netherlands Consulate-General, As Nigeria’s Groundnut Hits Global Market

In a bid to advance the nation’s agricultural sector, the National Groundnut Producers Processors and Marketers Association of Nigerian (NGROPPMAN) has described it’s working visit to the Netherlands’s Embassy at Lagos Nigeria as a roadmap to boost the nation’s…

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Over 100 herdsmen convicted for breaching Grazing Law in Benue

Over 100 herdsmen convicted for breaching Grazing Law in Benue

Herdsmen numbering more than 100 have been convicted in Benue for flouting the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law. Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom who revealed this to newsmen in Markurdi, said…

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USAID floats $8 million project to tackle water scarcity in Northeastern Nigeria

USAID floats $8 million project to tackle water scarcity in Northeastern Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched an $8-million ‘Water for Agriculture Activity’ project to help crop and livestock farmers in northeastern Nigeria tackle water scarcity. USAID’s Mission Director, Stephen Haykin, announced…

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Dry Season Farming: Fire Service cautions farmers on bush burning

Dry Season Farming: Fire Service cautions farmers on bush burning

The Department of Fire Service of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has cautioned farmers over incessant bush burning during this dry season, adding that it could lead to an abrupt fire disaster. Mr. Julius Opetunsin,…

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Poultry farmers count gains of Obaseki’s agriprenuer programme

Poultry farmers count gains of Obaseki’s agriprenuer programme

Poultry farmers under the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s agripreneur programme have continued to count their gains, as poultry processors in the state have purchased a total of 125,000 birds from 11 farm clusters in the…