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Gombe — The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said it will disburse the sum of N660 million to farmers in Gomne state, under the Federal Government's Anchor Borrower scheme. The Head of Development Finance Department of CBN, Gombe branch,...
As the 2017 rainy season farming period sets in, farmers have been advised to adhere strictly to best agronomic practices for bumper harvests. Our reporter spoke to experts including agronomists and experienced farmers, who said there was no room for...
A memorandum of understanding between the Bauchi state government and the government of the Czech Republic is being concluded to provide the state with cheaper agricultural equipment in an effort to make agriculture attractive and transform it to an...
The Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX) and some members of House of Representatives in at least three northern states have trained selected farmers on how to trade their produce on the floor of the commodity market for them to optimally...
The Lagos State Government says it is set to partner the National Images Incorporation to train 5,700 youths in agro-business. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Olakulehin Dapo, said the government was ready to support...
The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) has appealed to the Federal Government to encourage flexible agricultural policies to boost cassava production in the country by 2017. Mr Segun Adewumi, the National President of the association, made the appeal while speaking...
Former Head of State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the King of Brass in Rivers State, Chief Alfred Diete-Spiff and the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, have identified absence of infrastructural facilities, effective insurance packages, access...
In order to bridge the wide gap between local fish production and import-estimated at about 1 million metric tonnes per annum, local and foreign investors have been urged to invest heavily in fish farming. Our reporter spoke with experts who...
Nigeria is one of the major producers of Hibiscus flower. it is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae and one of the beautiful flower plants that can reach up to 15 feet height and 6...
Sokoto’s 15,000 metric tonnes new organic fertiliser plant is set to begin production in December 2017. Speaking at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Sokoto on Wednesday, the Managing Director of Sokoto Investment Company, Alhaji Aliyu Bala,...

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