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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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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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Export rejection: NAQS provides10 revised guideline for agro-export  

 The Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), has provided revised 10 guidelines for exporters of agricultural commodities to avoid rejection in the destination countries. Dr Chigozie Nwodo, the Head of Media, Communication and Strategies Unit, NAQS disclosed this in a statement. Nwodo said that Nigerian agro-commodities were rejected abroad because some …

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Nigeria spends $1.2 billion annually on milk importation- Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said that milk worth $1.2 billion is being imported into The country annually. Chief Ogbeh disclosed this at the 2019 National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) and commissioning projects at the institute in Shika Zaria, Kaduna State. Recall that the …

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