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Council of state approves $1bn to boost agriculture, economic diversification

    The Council of State on Thursday approved a fresh one billion dollars to further boost the nation’s agricultural sector, Gov. Ibikumle Amosun of Ogun, has disclosed. Amosun, briefing the State House Correspondents after the council’s meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, expressed hope that the amount would enhance the Federal Government’s

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Cattle Colony: Bello speaks on ‘friendship’ with Fulani herdsmen, says Kogi will become Holland 

  Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, says the state will soon be like Holland of Nigeria in terms of dairy milk production and other livestock products for other states to patronise. Bello said this at the Kogi State Agriculture Summit, tagged: “Moving Agriculture To The Next Level”, on Friday in Lokoja. “In Holland,

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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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