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Food security: 3,500 farmers benefit from Obaseki’s Independent Farmers Initiative

Food security: 3,500 farmers benefit from Obaseki’s Independent Farmers Initiative

Not less than 3,500 farmers in Edo State have benefited from Governor Godwin Obaseki’s Independent Farmers Initiative (IFI) designed to boost food security in the state’s post-coronavirus (COVID-19) economy. Addressing the farmers at the flag-off…

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As farmers seek import ban, Nigeria buys same quantity of maize abroad

As farmers seek import ban, Nigeria buys same quantity of maize abroad

Nigeria imported its second-largest volume of maize in a decade in 2019, maintaining the same level it recorded the previous year, despite calls by farmers for a restriction on the importation of the cereal, data…

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Kano Anti-Graft Arraigns RIFAN Chairman, Deputy over N10bn CBN Loan

Kano Anti-Graft Arraigns RIFAN Chairman, Deputy over N10bn CBN Loan

The Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has arraigned some executives of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) over alleged fraud involving a N10 billion loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).…

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Kano to Lease 1, 000ha of Land for Animal Feed Production

Kano to Lease 1, 000ha of Land for Animal Feed Production

The Kano State Government under its Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has approved 1, 000 hectares of land to be leased for commercial, large-scale animal feed production. State Project Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Garba Muhammad,…

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Agric Quarantine expresses concern over rising illicit trade in donkey skin

Agric Quarantine expresses concern over rising illicit trade in donkey skin

This was made known in a statement signed by the Head of Media, Communications and Strategies, NAQS, Dr. Gozie Nwodo, where the Director-General, NAQS, Dr. Vincent Isegbe, said Nigeria is a signatory to the Convention…

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Kano Earmarks N199 Million for Dam Repair, Irrigation, Others

Kano Earmarks N199 Million for Dam Repair, Irrigation, Others

The Kano State Government has disclosed that it has earmarked N199, 584, 400 million for the repair of the Watari Dam in Bagwai LGA of the state. State Project Coordinator of Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development…

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ABP: Maize Farmers Kick Against Association over CBN Loan Conditions

ABP: Maize Farmers Kick Against Association over CBN Loan Conditions

Maize farmers under the aegis of the Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), Niger State Chapter, have kicked against the conditions attached to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s loans under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). The…

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OCP Africa to Distribute Palliatives Worth N50 Million to Small-scale Farmers in 11 States

OCP Africa to Distribute Palliatives Worth N50 Million to Small-scale Farmers in 11 States

Fertiliser company, OCP Africa, a subsidiary of the OCP Group, has disclosed its plan to train 50, 000 small-scale farmers in Nigeria on good agricultural practices (GAP). GAP is a certification system in agriculture that…

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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…