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FAO distributes 3976 farm implements, agro-inputs, train 280 farmers in Kaduna 

By Edwin Nwanojuo The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the government of Kaduna state, through the United Nations Joint Project Food Africa Project has built the capacity of 280 vegetable farmers and distributed 3,976 various farming implements and agro inputs to enhance productivity …

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Implementing seed act would guarantee quality yield- NESG DG

THE Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has said proper implementation of the newly signed National Agriculture Seed Council Act would ensure farmers get the best yield. The Chief Executive Officer of NESG, Mr. ‘Laoye Jaiyeola disclosed this during Regional Consultative Meeting on Popularising the National Agricultural Seeds Act in Lagos and …

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Amarava rice mill to double capacity, targets 500MT production daily 

As the efforts towards achieving self-sufficiency in rice production in Nigeria thickens, one of Nigeria’s indigenous rice milling company based in Kano, Amarava Rice Mill, has said it is targeting to double its production capacity by September 2019. The Rice Mill which was commissioned in 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari, …

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Youth, Women trained on ginger, mushroom production

In its effort to add value to mushroom and ginger production, the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), has organised a training for youths and women on Ginger and Mushroom Value Chains. The training which is aimed at harnessing the potentials of the commodities for sustainable livelihood and national economic development, …

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Stakeholders call for private sector driven livestock masterplan 

The Federal Government has been called urged to subject its draft masterplan on livestock value chain to stakeholders’ review and input while allowing the implementation to be private sector driven This was the conclusion of a policy roundtable with the theme “Developing Sustainable National Livestock Value Chains Master plan” organised …

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Cattle Breeders fault Nigeria’s apex bank plan to ban milk importation   

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have rejected the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict Forex on milk importation. MACBAN said this move will be counter-productive and would undermine the efforts already put in place by the government to improve the livestock sub-sector …

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WFP, ADP, IITA train 300 Nigerian farmers on post-harvest practices

A training carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yobe State, North East Nigeria, has improved methods of food storage after the harvest season. WFP, in collaboration with the Agricultural Development Project (ADP) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), trained 300 farmers on post-harvest …

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Nasarawa gov, Sule commissions N1bn agro processing industry in Keffi 

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has commissioned a fully automated state of art agro processing, aggregating, export and commodity trading facility built by Newpal Nigeria Limited in Keffi. The Governor said the 20 tons per hour capacity industry would add value to agricultural food supply in the country and …

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Nigeria losing over N215 billion annually to importation of starch, ethanol- Processors 

Being the largest producer of cassava in the world, Nigeria’s annual production is over 50 million tons. Stakeholders have said this figurr is too low because currently our production per hectare is still below 10 tons, which is significantly low. Uunfortunately, Nigeria does not have adequate factories and industries to …

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