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Ensure Nigeria Does Not Become Dumping Ground for GM Foods – Minister

By Chidimma C. Okeke The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril has tasked regulatory agencies in the country to ensure that Nigeria does not become a dumping ground for Genetically Modified (GM) foods The minister stated this at a meeting on collaboration between regulatory agencies and the National Biosafety Management

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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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AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA IS A RISKY BUSINESS – STANBIC IBTC BOSS

Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mrs Sola David-Borha, has said investing in agriculture involves high risk even as the Federal Government is looking towards diversification through the sector. David-Borha said agriculture involves patient money and the reality is that agriculture in Nigeria today is at high risk. Speaking at

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How housewives ended poverty with Agro Credit

One of the reasons why rural dwellers remain poor is lack of access to agro micro-credit facilities to undertake meaningful ventures. To mitigate this, the federal government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development-a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries, implemented Rural Finance

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Farmers in Niger projected to produce 1M tonnes of rice,

THE cluster of rice farms in Niger are expected to produce one million tonnes of rice through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, the bank said in a statement in Abuja o Sunday.   The CBN acting Director of Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said in the statement that the CBN

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FAO Advocates FG Funding For Cadre Harmonise Tool In Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called on governments at all levels especially at the federal level, to make funds available for  the institutionalization of Cadre Harmonise process currently in its second phase and ongoing in 16 states of the federation. This position was made known

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Investment in Agricultural Panacea To Economic Recession – Gov Udom

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has identified massive investment in the agricultural sector as panacea to the prevailing economic recession. Emmanuel said agriculture has the potential of increasing the revenue base of the country, create wealth, generate employment as well as sustain the economy. Governor Emmanuel said this over the weekend

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WAAPP-Nigeria empowers Katsina farmers

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria) has distributed solar fish dryers and retail tables to fish farmers to curb post harvest losses and ensure hygienic products.   The facilities were distributed on the sideline of a training of 50 farmers across the North West geo political zone on value addition and

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‘Coconut tree may be extinct in Nigeria next 50 years’

Coconut trees may go into extinction in Nigeria in the next 50 years, a coconut processor, Mr Muheammad Mustafa, has said, cautioning against its use as building materials substitute.   Mustafa, Executive Director, Doublem Enterprises Development Centre, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that using the tree’s

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UN calls for adoption of climate-smart practices for poverty reduction

THE rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, such as adopting climate-smart practices, particularly to curb greenhouse gas emissions, is critical for hunger and poverty reduction, the United Nations agriculture agency said today in a new report. “There is no doubt climate change affects food

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FG, Others Advocate Fortified Foods For Improved Nutrition

The federal government, through the minister of agriculture and rural development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has added his voice to the University College (Ibadan) Hospital Agricultural Initiatve and Harvest Plus for Nigerians to cultivate the habit of eating fortified foods as a means to enhancing their nutrition. The minister who posited that

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FG releases 2 hybrid yams, 7 other crop varieties

The federal government has approved the registration and release of nine hybrid crop varieties developed by scientists for farmers to boost agricultural production in the country. Dr Sunday Aladele, Registrar, National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB) made this known in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria

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