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Food: Nigeria is a land of plenty, there is no hunger – Minister Nanono

Food: Nigeria is a land of plenty, there is no hunger – Minister Nanono

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono has debunked the report that there is hunger in the land, stating that Nigeria is producing enough food to feed itself and export to neighbouring countries.…

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Border Closure: CBN appeals to Rice millers, stakeholders not to increase price

Border Closure: CBN appeals to Rice millers, stakeholders not to increase price

The CBN governor said that the boarder closure was meant to promote the growth of the Nigerian economy and ensure that the country attained food self-sufficiency in the rice value chain. He said that this…

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How small-holder farmers can attract funding – Business Heads

How small-holder farmers can attract funding – Business Heads

Onyeka Akumah, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy; Yomi Jemibewon, Co-Founder of CardinalStone; Olu Wole, Deputy Director, Development Finance Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Thomas Essel, Secretary General of African…

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Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality – Official

Healthy diet can prevent 45% of under-5 mortality – Official

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Umar, says 45 per cent of death of children under five years old was preventable with a healthy diet. This is contained in a…

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Imperatives of agric insurance under climate change

Imperatives of agric insurance under climate change

Agriculture in Nigeria is a critical aspect of the nation’s economy, providing direct employment for about 30 per cent of the population, while the sector contributes about 24 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product,…

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Border Closure: Broiler production up by 70%, as farmers celebrate World Egg Day

Border Closure: Broiler production up by 70%, as farmers celebrate World Egg Day

Poultry farmers under the aegis of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) are currently meeting in Abuja to celebrate this year World Egg Day with a renewed hope for a better industry. According to the…

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World Bank APPEALS project targets 10,000 direct jobs In Kaduna

World Bank APPEALS project targets 10,000 direct jobs In Kaduna

Kaduna State deputy governor Hadiza Balarabe said the  World Bank’s Agro- Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement support  (APPEALS) project could provide up to 10,000 direct jobs to farmers and residents in Kaduna. She explained…

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Sasakawa trains 5,500 peasant farmers in Cross River

Sasakawa trains 5,500 peasant farmers in Cross River

A Japanese farming group, the Sasakawa Africa Group, has trained 5,500 farmers in Cross River State since 2015. The training is on how to adapt modern technology to increase agricultural yields. The group clustered the…

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Why farmers need ecosystem to export – Kenechukwu Nnamani

Why farmers need ecosystem to export – Kenechukwu Nnamani

Dr Kenechukwu Nnamani is the chief executive officer of Kvas Group, which has been involved in the exportation of Agric produce from Nigeria to China, then from Senegal to China, in the last seven years.…

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How absence of long fibre pulp crippled Nigeria’s paper industry

How absence of long fibre pulp crippled Nigeria’s paper industry

The absence of long fibre pulp has been identified as one of the major factors that incapacitated Nigeria’s efforts to be self-sufficient in paper production. Experts believe it has led to the closure of the…