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LIFE-ND: FG partners IFAD, NDDC to launch agric project

LIFE-ND: FG partners IFAD, NDDC to launch agric project

In a concerted effort to create jobs for youths in Nigeria, the Federal Government has partnered with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Niger Delta Commission (NDDC) to launch the Livelihood Improvement…

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What Nigeria Will Benefit From The Commercialised GM Cowpea

What Nigeria Will Benefit From The Commercialised GM Cowpea

THE Varietal Release Committee on 12 December this year, approved the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) cowpea (beans), also know as Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (PBR Cowpea) making it the first genetically modified food…

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Kwara Women Cassava Farmers Underdo Capacity Building

Kwara Women Cassava Farmers Underdo Capacity Building

No fewer than 40 participants from Kwara North Senatorial District of Kwara State took part in the capacity building of women in cassava value chain development organised by the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute…

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Women Farmers Seek More Actions From Government On Agriculture Development

Women Farmers Seek More Actions From Government On Agriculture Development

WOMEN farmers under the aegis of Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON), in the 33 local government areas of Oyo State have called on federal, state and local governments to give women farmers…

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Why agric sector is underdeveloped, by minister

Why agric sector is underdeveloped, by minister

Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, has lamented poor development of the agricultural sector, insisting that the nation’s problem is not a lack of resources but a lack of focus and organization. “The problem of this…

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COP25: UNDP, AfDB, AUDA unveil Guide for Integrated Planning

COP25: UNDP, AfDB, AUDA unveil Guide for Integrated Planning

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the African Union Development Agency at the 25th session of the conference of parties on climate change (COP25) unveiled a Guide for…

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Ekiti: Governor Fayemi keen on advancing state’s agriculture sector

Ekiti: Governor Fayemi keen on advancing state’s agriculture sector

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards boosting the economy of the state through agriculture, noting that plans are underway to commercialize the state’s agriculture sector. Speaking while inaugurating the…

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Nigerian govt unveils fresh anti-poverty programme, to commence in Niger Delta

Nigerian govt unveils fresh anti-poverty programme, to commence in Niger Delta

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, on Monday, said the federal government will deploy N46.83 billion in the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises (LIFE-ND) across the nine Niger Delta states. Mr Nanono announced…

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FG losing money at Azare-Jere irrigation project

FG losing money at Azare-Jere irrigation project

The Federal Government is losing its investment at the multibillion naira Azare-Jere (Gurara) irrigation project. The 6,000-hectare project appears to be going down and government’s attempt to concession 1,000 hectares for commercial farming has not…

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Food sufficiency Initiative: Obasanjo lauds Akwa Ibom, urges other governors to emulate Emmanuel

Food sufficiency Initiative: Obasanjo lauds Akwa Ibom, urges other governors to emulate Emmanuel

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has commended the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, on his food sufficiency initiative and determination to provide alternative source of revenue for the state through agriculture.…