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The Fadama III Additional Financing (Fadama III-AF) agricultural programme of the World Bank being implemented for farmers in Kogi State to boost cassava cultivation and processing has started yielding results. Cassava farmers, who spoke when the 5th World Bank/Federal Government...
The Nigerian government is encouraging the production of crops like cashew, cassava, ginger, yams, fruits, vegetables and more for exports, discloses the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh. Ogbeh said the measure was in line with the...
ABUJA – The Bank of Agriculture, BOA said Weekend, that it will publish the list of loan defaulters in line with a new directive by the central bank. In an external memo posted by BOA’s management, it warned that if...
Against the background of falling oil prices, Kehinde argues for the potential for agriculture to change Nigeria's fortunes, providing income and employment for a fast growing population that, by 2050, is likely to be larger than that of the...
There is need to scale up non-oil exports from Nigeria and improve the production capacity of Nigerians for the nation to be able to compete favorably in the global market. Increase in non-oil exports will also help the nation to...
The Wheat Farmers Association of Nigeria (WFAN) in Kano State has secured a N50 million loan from the State Government, its Chairman, Alhaji Faruk Rabi’u, said on Wednesday. Rabi’u said that the loan would be used to assist the farmers...
"An agri-tech company has launched a high-end technology that will enable smallholder farmers easily carry soil tests before planting," the Daily Nation of Kenya reported. The newspapers reported that the "SoilCares Scanner" provides on-the-spot soil analyses and fertiliser recommendations. Developed by...
 Mr Kanayo Nwanze, the President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), says Africa spends $35 billion a year on food importation. This is contained in a statement issued by the IFAD and made available to the newsmen on Monday in...
The Federal Government has revealed its plan to appropriate more funds for the development of irrigation infrastructure in the 2017 budget. Minister of Water Resources, Mr. Suleiman Adamu, who stated this in Ogoja at the take-off of the youth and...
An agricultural consultant, Mr. Sunday Bassey, CEO Sonekia Limited has called for a new technical focus in terms of mass deployment of cost-efficient, sustainable and more productive technologies such as mini-tractors for the nation's agricultural sector, as Nigeria seeks...

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