Wednesday , October 16 2019

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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NVMA task govt on adequate infrastructure to curb zoonotic diseases

In a bid to curtail morbidity and mortality associated with food borne disease in the country, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), have called on all tiers of government to take concrete steps to safe guard the health of Nigerians by providing adequate infrastructure and manpower to handle food safety issues. …

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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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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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Be abreast of agric standards, regulations, FG advises players

The Federal Government has urged all actors in the agricultural sector to be abreast of the standards and conventions for food and agricultural products. Dr Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, gave the advice in Abuja Umar said adequate knowledge of regulations and …

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