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The Guardian, Nollywood, IITA Collaborate Farming Reality TV Show

Ibadan — The Guardian newspapers is set to collaborate with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Oyo State, in a Nollywood-inspired Agriculture reality show, Corporate Farmers TV reality show, to make farming attractive to Nigerian youths. According to the Producer, Kunle Agboola, who represents Corporate Farmers International Limited (CFIL),

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Food Security – Bauchi Cultivates 4,000 Hectares of Rice

By Segun Awofadeji Bauchi — Bauchi State government will support rice farmers in the 20 local government areas of the state to cultivate at least 4,000 hectares of land in this year's dry season. The State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, who disclosed this recently while launching the 2017 Fadama III additional financing for

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Nigeria Leads in Cow pea Production, Deficit in Consumption – Experts

By Ibrahim Musa Giginyu Kano — Experts in cowpea production, processing and consumption have unanimously agreed that despite the fact that Nigeria has been leading in pulses and cowpea production, findings have revealed that the nation's citizens record deficit in consumption. The experts made this known during the joint programme organised as

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2017 Mike Omotosho Lecture: Ooni, others call for collective effort on Agric

Sectoral players in the Nigerian agribusiness space recently convened in Abuja for the 2017 edition of the annual Mike Omotosho lecture. The event was held over the past weekend at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja with “Increased Agricultural Productivity for Sustainable Economic Growth” as the theme. The year’s lecture witnessed various

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NGO Disburses N1.7bn To Grassroots Women, Youths In Agric, Solid Minerals

A non- governmental organisation (NGO), Quintessential Business Women Association (QBWA) , has disbursed about N1.7 billion to women and youths cooperative to boost agricultural and solid minerals sectors across the country. Speaking during the group’s annual event  on Cooperative Career Conference and Exhibition tagged  “Affirmative Finance Action for Women and Youths in Agriculture

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World Bank Supports 11,000 Farmers In Kano

The World Bank has supported 10, 845 farmers under the FADAMA III Additional Financing project in Kano State in the last 10 months. Mr Sha’aibu Sulaiman, the state project coordinator, made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. Suleiman said the support was rendered after

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NEW HOLLAND TO ACQUIRE KONGSKILDE AGRICULTURE

CNH Industrial, owner of New Holland, will acquire the grass and soil businesses of Kongskilde Industries, a part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab (DLG). Since New Holland is known primarily for hay equipment, the company believes this acquisition will broaden the scope of machinery products it offers to attract growers looking for

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