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Sugarcane farmers seek state govt partnership with land infrastructure to reduce Nigeria’s 90% sugar imports

Prof. Hussaini Ibrahim, the Director-General, Raw Materials and Research Development Council (RMRDC) has said that almost 90 per cent of the sugar consumed in Nigeria was imported which was a concern to the council because of the huge foreign exchange the country spent...

Nasarawa farmers eye N2.5b fish dam to boost food production, tourism

The Nigerian Farmers Co-operatives Society has said that the N2.5 billion fish dam being constructed in Kokona Local Government of Nasarawa State would boost food production and shore up Nigeria’s tourism potential. Mr Retson Tedheke, National Coordinator of the group, made the observation in an...

Lagos, Ogun farmers lament $25.8 million loss as coronavirus lockdown, swine-flu infection hits pigs farms

Nigerian farmers have culled thousands of pigs due to African Swine Fever infections that affected the region’s biggest market for the animal. “At least 200,000 pigs were culled from farmers as a result of African Swine Fever (ASF) infections in Lagos and Ogun states,” Femi...

CBN to Support Local Farmers With $1.1 Billion Loan

-Nigeria’s central bank said it will support farmers with a 432 billion naira ($1.1 billion) loan in the 2020 wet planting season to boost food production in the West African nation. The Abuja-based central bank will support more than one million farmers to cultivate over...

Kebbi state farmers say Rice farming is been revolutionized with CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Loan Programme

The Kebbi State Government on Friday said the N15 billion CBN Ancho-Borrowers loan had transformed the lives of over 70,000 farmers in the state. Malam Yahaya Sarki, the Special Adviser to Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State on Media stated this in an interview with...

Lagos distributes maize, sorghum to 15 farm settlements to avert food scarcity

The Lagos State Government has begun the distribution of maize and sorghum to no less than 15 feed millers, farm settlements and other stakeholders in the livestock industry in the state. The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on...

Cross River govt flags off transplant of 10m improved cocoa seedlings

The Cross River Government has begun transplant of 10 million cocoa seedlings in the government-owned cocoa estates across the state. The Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Ivara Esu who flagged off the exercise at Abia in Bendeghe community of Etung Local Government Area of...

‘Nigeria’s Livestock Industry Growing 12.7% Annually’

The Director General of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science, Prof. Eustace Iyayi, has said the livestock industry in Nigeria could be valued at least N50 trillion over the next decade if all the right structures are put in place. Making this revelation in a...

Buhari’s agricultural reforms is working as many neighboring African countries begged Nigeria for food during recent Covid-19 lockdown, minister says

The Federal Government has said many neighbouring countries asked Nigeria for food during the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made this known on Saturday during an Instagram Live Chat with City People Magazine. The minister, who spoke on the...

Plateau State Governor Allocates Farmlands to Interested Civil Servants, Others

The Plateau State government has commenced its post-COVID-19 economic recovery plan with the reacquisition of the Brewery Agro Research Company, BARC Farms in Zallaki Village in Bassa Local Government area of the State which was sold of in the 1990s To begin the process of...
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