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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is to assist 12, 500 farmers in Ebonyi with agricultural interventions worth N500 million under its Value Chain Development Programme. The IFAD Programme Coordinator in Ebonyi, Mr Sunday Ituma, made the disclosure in...
The Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State, has invented an agriculture solar drying machine to assist farmers in preserving their produce. Dr Paul Ndahi, an Industrial Designer in the institute, made the disclosure in an interview with the...
In line with the government’s plan on food security, Nigeria has begun talks with one of the world’s largest dairy companies, Arla Foods, on the development of the dairy sector in Nigeria. Speaking during a tour of Arla Foods dairy...
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director general, José Graziano da Silva has said food and agriculture is key to achieving the 2030 agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) He said succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the ambitious 2030 Agenda...
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is to introduce soil test kits to farmers nationwide as part of efforts to boost food production, an official has said. Prof Victor Chude, the Director, Farm Inputs Support Services in the...
The Head of the Netherlands Representation in Lagos, Mr Michel Deelen, on Monday said that the Nigerian Government had approached his home government for assistance in boosting its food production. Deelen, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...
The move by the present administration to make the agricultural sector its main focus against the backdrop of dwindling oil revenue appears to have suffered a setback as fresh revelations have shown a drastic reduction in the 2016 budgetary...
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Independent Evaluation Office, has urged state governments to support its projects in the country through prompt payment of counterpart funding. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in...
The National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM) had developed a `garri’ frying machine called `NCAM Mechanical Cassava Fryer’ to aid cassava farmers enhance their production. A Senior Technician at the centre, Mr David Jaiyeoba, told the News Agency of Nigeria...
The Central Bank of Nigeria said on Monday that it would institute pro-agricultural policies that would assist in reducing the huge amount spent annually on food imports. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, stated this while speaking during the Nigerian...

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