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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...
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...

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