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FG Inaugurates NALDA Farm Estate in Katsina

FG Inaugurates NALDA Farm Estate in Katsina

The Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with the National Agriculture Land Development Authority (NALDA) is set to develop integrated farms and provide finance for farmers across the country. This…

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Lagos to Raise $2bn to Revolutionise Agriculture, Food Security

Lagos to Raise $2bn to Revolutionise Agriculture, Food Security

The Lagos State Government in partnership with Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) is set to raise $2 billion by floating Agricultural Commodities Notes. The partnership, according to the state government, is set in motion…

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Lagos State to Empower 300 Youths in Agribusiness

Lagos State to Empower 300 Youths in Agribusiness

The Lagos State Government has revealed plans to empower 300 youths via its Lagos Agripreneurship Programme (LAP) and Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES). The selected youths will be supported through the 2021 Agricultural Value Chains…

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Biotech: NBMA Established to Ensure Safety, Regulation of GMOs – DG

Biotech: NBMA Established to Ensure Safety, Regulation of GMOs – DG

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has debunked claims that it was established to stop Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and the development of modern biotechnology. According to the agency, it was instituted to ensure that…

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NEWMAP: Ekiti Advocates Environmental Protection for Agribusinesses

NEWMAP: Ekiti Advocates Environmental Protection for Agribusinesses

The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has flagged off the distribution of equipment to farmers under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to promote agribusinesses. According to the governor, the…

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Fisheries subsidies harmful to Nigeria, Africa, experts declare

Fisheries subsidies harmful to Nigeria, Africa, experts declare

Dr. Rashid Sumaila, director of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia, a guest speaker at a webinar aimed at creating awareness on negative impact of fish subsidies in Africa by Earth Journalist…

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ACA President commends Nigerian cashew farmers for quality nuts

ACA President commends Nigerian cashew farmers for quality nuts

Babatola Faseru, president of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA), has commended cashew farmers in the country for their efforts in improving the quality of Nigeria’s cashew nuts. According to him, the quality of cashew nuts…

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Tapping opportunities in cucumber, watermelon production

Tapping opportunities in cucumber, watermelon production

In spite of the present challenges in the Nigerian economy, opportunities still abound locally in key sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing. Cucumber and watermelon production in Nigeria are one of those opportunities that still…

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IFAD Loans Agric Firm $5 Million to Support Rice, Maize Farmers

IFAD Loans Agric Firm $5 Million to Support Rice, Maize Farmers

The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) via the newly launched Private Sector Financing Programme (PSFP) is set to boost rural businesses and smallholder farmers after it loaned Agric Firm, Babban Gona, $5…

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Lagos Set to Boost Coconut Value Chain to N350 Billion Yearly

Lagos Set to Boost Coconut Value Chain to N350 Billion Yearly

The Lagos State Government has indicated interest in partnering with the private sector to boost the worth of the coconut value chain from the present N76 billion to N350 billion yearly. The state government said…

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