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APPEALS Project: BUK trains 1400 agripreneurs in fisheries, others

APPEALS Project: BUK trains 1400 agripreneurs in fisheries, others

Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project, (APPEALS) in collaboration with the Centre for Dryland Agriculture, Bayero University Kano has trained about 1400 entrepreneur across agricultural value chains. Beneficiaries constituting women and youths drawn…

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FG set to establish specialized agricultural market in Osun

FG set to establish specialized agricultural market in Osun

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to site a specialized agricultural produce and international fish market in Ijebu-Jesa, Oriade Local Government Area of Osun state. Osun State Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Adedayo Adewole…

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“Trade, critical to bridging food security gaps” – FAO

“Trade, critical to bridging food security gaps” – FAO

Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu has cited trade as a means via which countries can appropriate their local advantages and accelerate efforts towards bridging the food security gaps across the…

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Ekiti: CBN keen on boosting cotton production, assures NACOTAN of fiscal backing

Ekiti: CBN keen on boosting cotton production, assures NACOTAN of fiscal backing

Cotton farmers in Etiki have received the backing of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in providing financial assistance to aid the mass production of cotton in the state. Making the pledge to members of…

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We taught Ivory Coast how to breed, cultivate cocoa, says FRIN ex-boss

We taught Ivory Coast how to breed, cultivate cocoa, says FRIN ex-boss

How can Nigeria revive cocoa production and match up with countries like Ghana and Ivory Coast? Prior independence, cocoa was the highest foreign exchange earner for entire Nigeria to the extent that the Old Western…

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Specialists, association suggest ways to make cocoa highest forex earner in Nigeria

Specialists, association suggest ways to make cocoa highest forex earner in Nigeria

• Breeders, farmers advocate return of modified cocoa boardsCocoa Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CFAN), breeders and administrators have challenged the government to revive cocoa production as a top foreign exchange earner with proactive interventions.The proactive…

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Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture

Akwa Ibom unveils strategy to increase women participation in agriculture

The Government of Akwa Ibom State has fashioned a concerted strategy to incorporate more women into agriculture as it seeks to achieve optimal productivity from this year’s dry season farming. This development stems from the…

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FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun

FG to site specialised agricultural market in Osun

The Federal Government is to site a specialised agricultural produce and international fish market in Ijebu –Jesa in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun. Mr Adedayo Adewole, Osun Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, said…

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Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

Nigeria Seeks US Partnership In Agriculture

The Nigerian government has solicited partnership with the United States of America to improve food production and sufficiency in the West African country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement sent…

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Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures

Farmers to get best seed varieties this year, Seed Council assures

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has assured farmers that they will get the best genetics and varieties of seeds in 2020 in order to boost productivity. Dr Philip Ojo, the Director General of NASC,…