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Lafia — Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has flagged off the sale of fertilizer to farmers at the subsidized rate of N4,000 in Jenkwe area Obi Local Government Area. Al-Makura said although his administration had over the past...
The Federal Government has commenced the verification of poultry farms affected by the outbreak of bird flu in Kano State, in recent years. Already, a team from the Federal Ministry of Finance had arrived Kano for the exercise, in preparation...
The annual demand for wheat in Nigeria is about 4.2 million, but the nation produces about 600,000 metric tonnes, which is about 12.2 per cent of what the nation needs to be self sufficient, leaving demand gap of over...
For some, Kebbi State is the rice capital of Nigeria. Home to hundreds of thousands of rice farmers with over 500,000 hectares of rice farmlands, the story of rice in the state is, however multidimensional. A first time visitor to...
Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged rice farmers to increase their production to meet with the needs of Nigerians. The Governor made the call at Akwukwu-Igbo during a town hall meeting with people of Oshimili North local government area...
Farmers in Zamfara have expressed concern over the invasion of pests, especially the caterpillar that destroys new germinating plants. The Secretary of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Zamfara chapter, Alhaji Tanko Kura, stated this in an interview with News...
The tomato pest, Tuta Absoluta, which has been ravaging tomato farms in many states since last year has resurfaced in Gombe State, resulting in huge losses to the farmers. The affected areas are Boltungo and Zambuk in Yamaltu Deba and...
The Jigawa State government has launched a ground breaking ceremony preparatory to the take-off of a sugar estate to be developed by a Chinese investor despite protests by the local land owners, whose land were seized for the project. The...
The Cross River Government says it is ready to partner with First Bank Nigeria Plc to enhance agricultural production in the state. Prof. Anthony Eneji, Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, stated this on Monday in Calabar while receiving a...
The four Chinese fertilizer blending companies sited in Nasarawa State are expected commence operations in the next 45 days, in efforts to meet up with farm season, it has been revealed. As part of effort to revamp agriculture in the...

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