Friday , September 20 2019

We target our investment at developing disease resistant crops- Gates Foundation 

The Deputy Director, Agriculture for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tom Kehoe said the Foundation’s investment is backing efforts to develop disease resistant crop varieties. Crop diseases have been a major set back for Nigerian farmers especially. Yields are low and farmers lose their investments because diseases and pests damage …

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Kogi APPEALS project inaugurate GRM for farmers 

As a step further toward facilitating the achievement of the Project Development Objectives of Agro- Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS), the kogi state project coordinator, Dr. Sanni Abdullahi Ozomata has inaugurated the Grievance Redress Committee (GRM). The inauguration was done at Lokoja and the committee is chaired …

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INTERVIEW:Cocoa industrialization would revitalize Nigeria’s economy- CFAN President 

The National President Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CFAN), Adeola Adegoke speaks on the development in the cocoa value chain. Also noted some efforts geared towards revitalizing the sub-sector and the upcoming cocoa farmers day celebration. What is happening to the cocoa value chain? Before and after the liberalisation through …

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Nigerian farmers still buy fertilizer for N10,000 per bag- AFAN Vice chair

The Vice Chairman of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Chief Daniel Okafor has said that despite Presidential intervention on fertilizer blending, Nigerian farmers still buy fertilizer for N10,000 per bag. Chief Okafor who disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said the announcement made by the government that …

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Banks don’t loan to farmers due to lack of value chain structure- NIRSAL boss

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending(NIRSAL), Aliyu Abdulhameed says in spite of agric loan opportunities, lack of structure along value chain is a major challenge. He made this made known at the 2019 Agriculture Summit Africa, a two day  summit …

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Nigeria losing over $10bn annually to over dependence on oil- World Bank

The World Bank has lamented Nigeria’s over dependence on oil and neglecting the agricultural sector where about 4 crops could fetch the country about $10 billion annually The Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, who disclosed this while delivering a keynote address at the Agriculture Summit Africa sponsored …

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Nigeria will partner private sector to establish industrial processing zones – Osinbajo 

By Edwin Nwanojuo Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed the federal government readiness to  partner with development bodies and private sectors to  establish,  promote and support special industrial processing zones across the country He also highlighted plans to facilitate the review of the land act tenure, and implement the agro …

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INTERVIEW: There are potentials in Nigeria’s non-oil sector – NACCIMA 

The 2nd Deputy National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Barrister Dele Oye asserts that the country’s mono-economy needs to give way to the productive development of various sectors of the economy. Edwin Nwanojuo brings the excerpts. Nigeria just signed the African Continental …

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Forex Restriction: Local milk production would become competitive- NACCIMA

The Second Deputy National President of  the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture  (NACCIMA), Barrister Dele Oye has said that the recent Forex restriction on milk importation by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), would encourage local production.  Barrister Oye also said that the move by …

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