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Why production, sale of avocado is dropping

Why production, sale of avocado is dropping

Avocado is a fruit with a creamy texture that grow in warm climates. Also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, the versatile avocado is said to provide a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated…

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700,000 metric tonnes of tomatoes required to meet national demand ―NIHORT

700,000 metric tonnes of tomatoes required to meet national demand ―NIHORT

The National Horticultural Research Institute(NIHORT) says 700,000 million metric tonnes of tomatoes are   required to meet the nation’s demand for it. Dr Abayomi Olaniyan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of NIHORT said this at…

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WAAS2020: Business Orientation, Value Addition, Germane to Africa’s Agriculture – Stakeholders Agree

WAAS2020: Business Orientation, Value Addition, Germane to Africa’s Agriculture – Stakeholders Agree

Africa must begin to drive agriculture as a business, if the sector is to become competitive in the global economy, stakeholders have said. The assessment was made at the maiden session of the ongoing West…

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Nigeria, AFDB earmark $500m for agricultural processing zones

Nigeria, AFDB earmark $500m for agricultural processing zones

The Federal Government in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), has earmarked about $500million for the establishment of Special Agricultural Processing Zones (SAPZ), across the six geopolitical zones of the country. Minister of Finance,…

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Agriculture commissioners call for ban on use of paraquat in Nigeria

Agriculture commissioners call for ban on use of paraquat in Nigeria

Some commissioners for agriculture have called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) to ban the use of paraquat for weed control in the country. Paraquat is a chemical herbicide or weed…

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Lagos Set to Launch Eko City Farmers’ Market

Lagos Set to Launch Eko City Farmers’ Market

The Lagos State government has revealed plans to introduce the Eko City Farmers’ Market where fresh farm produce can be bought at lower prices. Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, has said that the market…

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CBN, Niger Delta Partner on Low-Interest Loans for Rice Farmers

CBN, Niger Delta Partner on Low-Interest Loans for Rice Farmers

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in partnership with the Ministry of Nigeria Delta Affairs is set to give out single-digit loans to rice farmers in the Niger Delta area. The loan is said to…

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USAID Targets $15.7m for Agribusiness Intervention, Launches Activity in Ebonyi

USAID Targets $15.7m for Agribusiness Intervention, Launches Activity in Ebonyi

As part of the United States’ contribution to Nigeria’s quest for food security, the US is set to invest $15.7m in Nigeria’s agribusiness space via its Investment Activity. The intervention, under the aegis of the…

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FG, AfDB Kick-Off SAPZ across Six Geo-Political Zones

FG, AfDB Kick-Off SAPZ across Six Geo-Political Zones

The Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) has commenced the setting up of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones in the country. Minister of…

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CBN seeks partnership with FCDA, states for dairy production

CBN seeks partnership with FCDA, states for dairy production

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday sought the partnership of the Federal Capital Development Administration (FCDA) and the various state governments to end the importation of milk and other dairy products in the country. The CBN governor,…