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Nigerian govt says there is enough food stock to address shortages in 2018

  The Federal Government said on Sunday that it had stocked enough food to address possible shortages in some states in 2018. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Katsina. The minister spoke at the Joint International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)/Federal Government 2nd Supervision Mission

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CBN Partners ACA to expand anchor borrowers programme

 Oru Leonard,Abuja … Targets additional 2m tonnes from 300,000 Rice Farmers   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has formed strategic partnerships with agricultural commodity associations in the country in its effort to expand the implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). Disclosing this in Abuja on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the Acting Director in

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Zero Hunger Forum to assist Ebonyi N48.4bn annual rice production

The Zero Hunger Forum, headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to assist Ebonyi to generate N48.4bn from rice production annually. Obasanjo made the pledge on Tuesday in Abakaliki at a gala night organised by the Ebonyi Government after the forum’s two-day second quarterly meeting. The former Nigerian leader said that

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NiMet Partners IFAD on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-Business Support

Oru Leonard,Abuja   The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Fund for Agricultural Development on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-Business Support Programme, IFAD-CASP. This is aimed at improving yields, mitigating the vagaries associated with climate change, as well as reducing the risk of crop failure. Professor

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APC Chieftain calls govt policies ‘mere propaganda’

A member of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) board of trustees, Buba Galadima has tagged the agricultural policies of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration as ‘Mere Propaganda’. Buba Galadima, a former close associate of Buhari made these statements while disagreeing with reports that the federal government used the CBN to grants

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‘I received with delight the cheery news’, Buhari congratulates Adesina, on world food prize

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina, who is the President of the African Development Bank, is being presented the $250,000 prize and Laureate sculpture at a ceremony at the Iowa

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Improved Weed Control Helps Nigerian Farmers Record 27tons Per Hectare

By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP)  has helped On-Farm Demonstrations in Ogun State produce average yields of 27 tons per hectare. In a statement to LEADERSHIP yesterday, it said this surpasses the national average of about 8 tons per hectare. The statement revealed

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