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Olam Nigeria, owner of the multi-billion naira hatchery and poultry farm in Kaduna, has urged local poultry farmers in the area not to entertain any fear as the newly built farm will not be involved in the direct sales...
The Federal Government has deployed 711 N-Power agricultural extension agents to Edo to boost agricultural activities in the state. The Programme Manager of the State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), Mr Peter Aikhuomobhoebe, disclosed this in an interview with the News...
Some major stakeholders within key value chains of agricultural commodities are clamouring for the return of the commodity marketing boards with complete operational and organisational overhaul to ensure higher agricultural productivity in the country. Commodity marketing boards for; cocoa, groundnut,...
The Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Bahago, says engaging youths in agriculture and agricultural entrepreneurship will minimise agitations across the country. Bahago in his Eid-el-Kabir message on Friday in Minna, said that when the youths engage in meaningful ventures to...
The minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the federal government will soon establish commodities’ certification centres across the six geo-political zones to aid certification and standardization. Ogbeh made the disclosure in Kano, yesterday during the flag-off of the nationwide...
On Tuesday August 15, the Director of Agriculture at the Kano office of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Muhammad Adamu, while inaugurating the Rice Millers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) said local rice production in Nigeria has now reached 15...
President Muhammadu Buhari has rued the neglect of the cocoa sector as a result of the over reliance on crude oil. He said government was now determined more than ever to revive the sector and make Nigeria one of the...
Media Trust Limited, the publishers of the Daily Trust titles, has entered into a partnership with some selected radio and television stations to ease access to information on agriculture among rural farmers. The partnership, is facilitated by ENABLE2 (Enhancing Nigerian...
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with Africa Rice Nigeria has distributed 51 bags of improved rice seeds to 50 farmers in Anambra to boost production. Mr Andrew Ikhadeunu, FAO National Project Coordinator, Rice Value Chain, told newsmen...
About N6 billion is currently expended annually in foreign exchange on tomato imports, the Director General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Dr. Hussani Ibrahim has disclosed. Speaking during the presentation of improved tomato seeds to vegetable...

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