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The federal government has begun the training of 3,000 personnel under its Agro Rangers programme designed to protect farmers and their investments from attacks by criminals, especially kidnappers. The Agro Rangers unit, an initiative of the minister of agriculture and...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made this disclosure after receiving a report of commission on the dispute set up in collaboration with Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). He said the national conference that would bring...
The Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has declared that the country’s commercial banks are not ready to fund agriculture any longer in the country. The minister, who made this known at the inaugural harvest of Tilapia fish...
The Federal Government spent more than N9.5 billion for the distribution of farm inputs to farmers during the dry season farming, an official of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said. Ohiare Jatto, the Director, Farm Input...
THE Federal Government has confirmed supply of 1.1 million metric tonnes of fish to cover the deficit of 2.1 million metric tonnes. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, during the...
The federal government plans to pump N3trillion into the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) with the aim of making farmers have access to fund at an affordable interest rate. According to the government, access to funding remained one of the biggest...
Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, says foreign exchange from agriculture and solid minerals could service the country’s debt and loan profile. Ogbeh made the assertion on the sideline of the National Agribusiness Youth Training Programme...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has pledged the federal government’s support of local food producers to meet the growing challenge of feeding the nation. Ogbeh gave the assurance in Lagos after his familiarisation visit to...
The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh yesterday expressed the federal government’s desire to address the foreign exchange (forex) challenges faced by exporters, disclosing that the ministry is in talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) concerning the...
Eighty percent of tomato pastes imported into the country are poisonous and not fit for human consumption, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has said. The minister made the disclosure during budget defence at the National Assembly...

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