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The Head of the Netherlands Delegation inLagos, Mr Michel Deelen, on Monday expressed optimism that if Nigeria professionalises her farming systems, more young men and women would beattracted to agriculture. Deelen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos...
Smallholder farmers in Nigeria are already benefiting from $700,000 grants from the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in a move seen as helping them to leverage on getting the right inputs like quality, certified and improved seeds...
Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), on Sunday said the Federal Government would launch N59.7 billion Youth-In-Agriculture Scheme in September. Sanginga, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan,...
Chinese businesses plan to invest 200 million dollars in the agriculture and mining sectors in Jigawa, a delegation of investors from the country has said. The leader of the delegation, Mr Zinyong Lu, told journalists after inspecting the Maigatari Export...
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government is determined to significantly reduce the very high bill for importation of food products to Nigeria. At a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mr. Lars Rasmussen in Washington...
The Nisi Agro Alide Services, an agricultural NGO, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to invest in and provide high yield rice seedlings to farmers, to facilitate self-sufficiency in rice production in the country. The Project Coordinator of the organisation,...
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that his greatest challenge since assuming office in November 2015 is convincing the Nigerian elite on the need to support investment in agriculture. Also, the Bill & Melinda...
An NGO; Nigeria Young Professionals Forum (NYPF), yesterday launched its long awaited 500 Million naira seed grants for young entrepreneurs and youths between the ages of 18 and 40, tagged the Young Entrepreneurs and students grant (YESgrants). The YES grant...
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has re-introduced the restriction order on importation of rice through land borders across the country. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), who has declared zero tolerance for rice imports via land borders, approved...
The newly-established Dangote Tomato Processing Factory in Kadawa, Kano State has the capacity to process 120 tonnes of fresh tomatoes per day at full capacity, an official has said. The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kaita, said in...

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