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Agriculture has been projected as a major driving force of Africa’s economic resurgence and in Nigeria, its contribution to the GDP is put at about 22 per cent. However about 90 per cent of agricultural output is accounted for...
The Federal Government has suspended transportation of cattle from the Northern part of the country to the South, Daily Trust investigation revealed. The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) that initiated the scheme confirmed to our reporter...
The federal government yesterday said it had spent over N6.2 billion to feed about 3,000,000 pupils under its National Homegrown School Feeding Programme in pursuit of its Social Investment Programme (SIP). A statement by acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s spokesman, Mr....
The volume of imported agricultural products rose by 33 percent in the third quarter of the year (Q3 2016), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) stated monday. It added that raw materials imports grew 60 percent above the level in...
 The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Niger chapter, said on Monday that inability of farmers in the state to get fertiliser at subsidised rate might lead to poor yields. Alhaji Shehu Yusuf, AFAN Chairman in the state, made this...
As farmers begin harvest of farm produce in Katsina State, hoarders have stepped up their nefarious activities. Produce markets in Katsina State came to life in recent weeks with the influx of new maize, rice, beans, millet and onions. Speaking, Malam...
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 Chairman of the Tomato Farmers Association of Nigeria, Sokoto State Chapter, Alhaji Haruna Abubakar has said his members would collaborate with wheat farmers to boost the production of the product in the state. Abubakar made the disclosure in an...
The fishermen operating in the Atlantic coastline, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to wade into the issue of outstanding oil spill compensation for them. Rev. Samuel Ayadi, the Niger Delta Coordinator of Artisan Fishermen Association of Nigeria (ARFAN), made this...
Nigeria has a most realistic chance of breaking free from the shackles of foreign rice imports by taking advantage of the current spiralling cost and government policy direction to advance the cause of self-sufficiency in local production. Nigerians have...

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