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Edwin is an agriculture enthusiast who believes in the potency of agriculture in driving economic growth in developing countries. He also believes in the use of biotechnology to advance agriculture in order to fight hunger and poverty. Edwin believes in the power of the media to bridge the gap between policy makers, sector actors and the farmers, especially those in the rural areas.

  FG/IFAD projects impacts over 3 million households in Nigeria.

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government through the United Nations’ International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has impacted a total number of 3,912,180 households through its various  Agricultural programmes and Projects in the country. The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr.  Mohammed Bello Umar …

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Buhari pledges support to private sectors to boost agro-produce export

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government would continue to support the private sector to improve the agricultural sector through export expansion plan. President Buhari also said that the support for the private sector would also come through other forms like emphasizing backward integration. Buhari who disclosed this in his …

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Nigerian govt urged to replicate Fadama II Project approach for speedy development

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Federal Government has been urged to replicate the Fadama II approach in the execution  of its community projects and other intervention programmes to aid speedy development in the country. Mr Ephraim Nkonya, a Senior Research Fellow, with Environmental and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research …

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Agriculturalist urges Buhari to adequately fund agricultural sector in 2nd term

An Agriculturalist, Mr Sodiq Daware, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to give farmers access to more funds and inputs. Daware, the Chairman of the North-East Commodities Association (NACAS) gave the advice in an interview with journalists in Abuja. The agriculturalist, who is the Chairman, Board of Trusting, National Sorghum Producers, …

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Fadama establishes 19 equipment hiring centres in 14 states

Fadama 111, Additional Financing says it has established 19 Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprises (AEHE) Centres in 14 states with 56 new tractors to meet the mechanisation service need of farmers at affordable price. Mr Tayo Adewunmi, the National Project Coordinator, Fadama 111 Programme, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking with …

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Inadequate technology hinders implementation of donor assisted agric projects

By Edwin Nwanojuo Dr Memuna Habib of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said that  inadequate technology is a major challenge in implementing of donor-assisted agricultural projects in the country. Habib, the Coordinating Director of the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) in the Ministry made this known on …

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