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OCP Africa, ABU Zaria partner to assist 5000 farmers on maize production

By Edwin Nwanojuo A Fertilizer company, OCP Africa and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost Maize production in the Kaduna state through providing fertilizer, seeds, funds and extension services to farmers. The MoU which targets 5000 farmers in communities in the …

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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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WOFAN assists 1,500 rural women, youths in agriculture, others

Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) said it has assisted over 1500 women, men and youth groups located in many local government areas (LGAs) across seven Northern States. Hajiya Salamatu Garba, the Executive Director, WOFAN, made this known during an interview with journalists in Abuja. Garba said that WOFAN partners and …

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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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