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Bayelsa State, like Nigeria has been over-dependent on revenue from crude oil, commonly called the black gold. The state is currently suffering the consequences of that unwitting decision or indecision since the fall of its oil earnings by more...
No fewer than 35, 000 registered rice farmers in Kano State will benefit from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) anchor borrower programme. The state Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, made the disclosure in...
The Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, on Monday gave an assurance that the country would have sufficient food in the next harvest season. Lokpobiri the assurance while speaking with State House correspondents after he led a foreign...
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) Bayelsa Chapter, said it had registered 3,885 rural-based farmers’ cooperatives in the state in order to boost rice production. Mr Ezekiel Ogbianko, the state’s RIFAN Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...
Industry experts have agreed to join forces to revive the exportation of yam, beans, cocoa and other agricultural produce from Nigeria to the United States and other countries. At an interactive consultative meeting organised by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council...
Farmers have urged relevant agriculture agencies to improve on the nation's produce storage facilities to achieve the Federal Government's objectives of boosting food production. The farmers were reacting to the inauguration of the Presidential Committee/Task Force on Rice and Wheat to facilitate...
The Country Manager of Harvestplus, an international NGO, Dr Paul Ilona, on Wednesday called on youths to explore opportunities in bio-fortified crops in order to leverage on the Federal Government’s home-grown school feeding programme. Ilona’s advice was contained a statement...
With agriculture remaining an essential pillar of the economy in many developing countries, the development of agro-industrial and agribusiness activities will play a central role in creating more and better jobs and mobilising other sectors of the economy, including...
U.S. biotech company Monsanto and Microsoft announced on Monday a partnership to invest in agricultural technology startups in Brazil. Monsanto will join a Brazilian investment fund with up to 300 million reais ($92 million), managed by Microsoft, evaluating ideas for...
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...

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