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As Nigeria embraces a challenging economic diversification process, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) is working in Kaduna to pilot an innovative approach aimed at revamping the food sector to creating new jobs for young people, increase...
The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) in Kano State on Wednesday commenced the registration of its members interested in the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) anchored borrower’s programme. Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, the state chairman of WFAN, said this in...
To say that the discovery of crude oil in the late 1950s in Oloibiri community of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, was the last straw that destroyed the Nigerian agricultural nerve is to state the obvious. Before the discovery of this product...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s revelation at the African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, recently that Nigeria has close to 110 million people (about 70 per cent of total population) who are poor and about two-tenth of that figure who...
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it granted N1.244 billion in loans for agricultural sector across the country between May and June 2016. From its reports of activities under the agricultural credit guarantee scheme, the apex bank said it...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will set up training centres across the country to train women and youths on aquaculture. Ogbeh stated this during a meeting with the management of the...
Carrots have been found to be of several benefits to man. The following are health benefits of carrot; 1. Improves vision Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the...
Dr. Farouk Kurawa is the Director, Agricultural Finance, Nigeria MARKETS II, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded programme implemented by Chemonics International. He worked with MARKETS I and the Bridge programme in leading capacities before the...
Nigeria still imports about $3 to $5 billion worth of food annually and earns a paltry foreign exchange from agriculture, which used to be the mainstay of the nation’s economy. A new agriculture policy launched recently by the federal government...
Tea and Coffee farmers in Taraba State were, on Tuesday in Abuja, presented with about 5,000 seedlings of tea and coffee donated by the Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC). Speaking at the event, the Director-General of the RMRDC,...

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