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THE International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, has urged the Federal Government to focus its investment on rural transformation for massive food production and security. This was stated by the President, IFAD, Kanayo Nwanze, while assessing agro-industrial development in rural...
 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...
Abuja, July 3, 2016 (NAN) Stakeholders in rice and wheat production in some of the North Eastern states have urged government at all levels to give adequate support to farmers to enable them boost their production. They told the News...
The National Biotechnology Development Agency said in Abuja on Wednesday that genetically modified cotton has the potential to revamp the country’s moribund textile industries. The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Lucy Ogbadu, said this at a sensitisation workshop on Genetically...
Nigeria’s shea butter production has received the support of the European Union. A statement from the Standards Organisation of Nigeria indicated that the European Union through its expert on Technical Barriers to Trade, African Caribbean and Pacific countries’ programme, had...
As instrument for consolidating its investments in the Nigerian agriculture sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has set aside the sum of $175 million for its Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme (ATASP-I) in Nigeria’s north-western states. The country director, AfDB,...
The Plateau Government has set up a 14-man team to examine the gains and implications of establishing cattle grazing reserves and ranches in the state. Gov. Simon Lalong, who disclosed this in Jos on Wednesday, at a high-level dialogue on...
Some 20 youths in Kaduna on Monday commenced training in modern tailoring techniques, under the Federal Government's Cotton Value Chain programme. The training is organised under the Federal Government’s machine operation scheme in collaboration with the Indian Government. Mr Ridip Huzuri,...
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Saturday cautioned Nigerian farmers and associations not to pay any money to persons or group for the purpose of accessing agricultural loans. The advice came against the backdrop of reports which...
Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) has advised exporters to take advantage of the N500billion non-oil Export Stimulation Facility (ESF) as well as the expansion of the export credit Rediscounting and Refinancing Facilities (RRF) to boost their operations and...

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