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The federal government has confirmed the 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 Nigerian rice revolution began with the immediate past administration’s foray into the diversification of the Nigerian economy, with special focus on agriculture and solid minerals. Today, the President Buhari’s administration has taken the gauntlet with the administration revolutionising the...
Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021. Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Morocco over the weekend, Adesina said Africa...
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says arrangements are on to sensitise farmers in Kogi and Ondo on how to handle food chain from the farms to consumers’ table. The NAFDAC Director, Special Duties, Dr...
No fewer than thirty three youths from Enugu and Anambra states have been trained by the Agricultural Transformation Support Program Phase 1{ATASP-1} on seed production technologies. Zonal programme coordinator of ATASP-1, a  programme developed by the African Development Bank {ATASP-1]...
The Federal Government has increased the tariff on importation of tomato concentrate to 50 per cent alongside an additional levy of $1,500 per metric tonne from May 7. Under the new policy, the Federal Government classified greenhouse equipment as agricultural...
The Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC)-an agency of the Federal Government, which promotes the production of crops of strategic importance to the economy, is now reviving kenaf production. Last week, the agency gathered kenaf farmers, processors and marketers...
With the rain-fed farming season setting in, prices of fertilisers, one of the major agro inputs, are still high in markets in many parts of the country. This is just as the Anambra State Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanization, Processing and...
President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration has re-iterated its vision and commitment to invest in agriculture in order to take the country out of the present economic recession using the National Agricultural Show as a stepping stone. The minister of agriculture and...
Seed sector professionals have said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity. The benefits of this raised productivity will be enjoyed by all the stakeholders across...

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