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Anchor Borrowers Programme: We’ll stop importing rice by 2019
4 weeks ago

Anchor Borrowers Programme: We’ll stop importing rice by 2019

By  •  Agriculture, LOCAL

The Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo says the country will stop importing rice by next year.

According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the president on media and …
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BOMBSHELL! Nigeria lacks capacity to export perishable goods
2 months ago

BOMBSHELL! Nigeria lacks capacity to export perishable goods

In spite of its huge potential in production of perishable products, Nigeria currently lacks the conditioning centres as the cold chain in exporting the products.

The country is noted for …
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FG Approves N60bn To Boost Rice Production
2 months ago

FG Approves N60bn To Boost Rice Production

The Federal Government has approved the sum of N60 billion to support rice production in the country and crash its market price ahead of the festive period.

Minister of Agriculture, …
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Eco-Pro Caging System Elevates Backyard Poultry Farming in Nigeria
3 months ago

Eco-Pro Caging System Elevates Backyard Poultry Farming in Nigeria

By  •  Agriculture, LOCAL

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Urban and peri-urban farms already supply food to about 700 million city dwellers — one-quarter of the world’s urban …
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Makers of Peak Milk, WAMCO invests 23m Euros in fresh milk in Nigeria
5 months ago

Makers of Peak Milk, WAMCO invests 23m Euros in fresh milk in Nigeria

The Royal FrieslandCampina, WAMCO, makers of peak milk, will invest 23 million Euros in fresh milk production in Nigeria, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Hein Schumacher has said.

Schumacher, …
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Buhari thanks Denmark for championing dairy farming, says it ‘will save Nigeria’ from ferdsmen, farmers crisis
5 months ago

Buhari thanks Denmark for championing dairy farming, says it ‘will save Nigeria’ from ferdsmen, farmers crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari believes the establishment of dairy farms will go a long way in curbing clashes between cattle herders and farmers in the country.

He said this when he …
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CBN directs banks to give loans to agricultural, manufacturing companies at 9%
5 months ago

CBN directs banks to give loans to agricultural, manufacturing companies at 9%

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has promised to support banks to enable them give loans to players in the agricultural and manufacturing sector at a single digit interest rate.


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Buhari inaugurates rice factory in Calabar
7 months ago

Buhari inaugurates rice factory in Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commissioned the automated rice seed and seedling factory in Cross Rivers State capital, Calabar.

He applauded the Cross Rivers state Governor, Ben Ayade, over his …
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AfDB approves $100m to boost fertilizer production in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved 100 million dollars senior loan to Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, to support production of Fertilizer in Nigeria.


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Bauchi State procures 10,000 tonnes of fertilizer
8 months ago

Bauchi State procures 10,000 tonnes of fertilizer

By  •  Agriculture, LOCAL

The Bauchi State Government says it has procured over 10,000 tonnes of fertiliser for the 2018 farming season. Gov. Mohammed Abubakar said this in Bauchi on Tuesday, while launching fertiliser …
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