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Farmers Laments Oil Exploration Degradation In Akwa Ibom

Farmers in Akwa Ibom State have decried the havoc they experience as a result of the oil and gas exploration with its attendant negative effect on their means of livelihood. The farmers made this known on Wednesday when a delegation of Fishing and Farming Multipurpose Cooperative Societies (MPCS) from the coastal communities of

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First Lady Of Benue State Urges Women To Engage In Farming

The wife of Benue state governor, Mrs Eunice Ortom, on Saturday urged more women in the state to engage in farming to enhance their livelihood and the economy of the state. She said that owning a farm would enable the women to be independent and of great assistance to the families. Ortom,

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Don urges government to reduce importation of fish

  As the Federal Government continues, to embark on policies in addressing the nation’s economic recession, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria don and Coordinator of the Department of Fisheries, Professor Paul Ibukun-Olu Bolorunduro has cautioned against the high importation of foreign frozen fish for domestic consumption. While urging the government to encourage

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Cassava growers seek compensation for insured farmlands damaged by herdsmen.

  Nigeria Cassava Growers Association has appealed to the Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) to compensate farmers whose insured farmlands were destroyed by herdsmen in various states. The president of the Association, Pastor Segun Adewumi, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday. Adewumi

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FG to collaborate with farmers to earn forex – Minister

Heineken Lokpobiri   The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has said the federal government is determined to collaborate with farmers in Bayelsa State in a bid to boosting Nigerian’s foreign exchange earnings. He said the collaboration will also empower the private sector and youths for job placement

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Economic woes caused by neglect of agriculture – Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday said that the current economic situation in the country is the result of laziness of Nigerians to go into agriculture. Ogbeh stated this in Abakaliki during the launch of “One-man one hectare” agric policy of the state government. He said the over-dependence of the

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FG to recruit 100,000 extension workers to boost food production

The Federal Government says it is recruiting 100, 000 graduates as extension workers in rural areas in order to meet the seven million metric tone of domestic rice consumption. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, stated this in Benue State during the International Fund for Agricultural Development

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Benue farmers seek govt’s help to regain lost farms

  Farmers in Ayiin, Logo Local Government Area of Benue have appealed for the state government’s support in regaining their farms after the herdsmen and farmers crisis in the area. Speaking in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Logo on Wednesday, the farmers urged the government to provide

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Plateau to recruit 400 ad hoc agric extension officers

  The Plateau Government has concluded plans to recruit 400 agric extension officers. This was revealed by Philip Gonap, the Programmes Manager, Plateau Agricultural and Development Programme, on Thursday in Jos. Gonap told the News Agency of Nigeria that the recruitment became necessary and would cushion the long existed inadequacy of extension workers

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Okorocha reviews stance on agric policy, to recruit 3,000 workers

Apparently bowing to criticisms that trailed his recent directive asking civil servants in Imo State to work from Monday to Wednesday, while they devote Thursday and Friday to farming and Saturday for social engagements, Governor Rochas Okorocha at the weekend relaxed the order. He stated that no worker in the state

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Adamawa sets up commission on herdsman, farmers’ fued

Adamawa State government, yesterday, constituted an administrative Commission of Enquiry to look into clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state. The was sequel to a marathon meeting of security chiefs, Governor Mohammed Jibrilla and stakeholders from the troubled communities. The eight-man committee is headed by a judge of Adamawa High Court,

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Farmers urge FG to complete Jare dam

Farmers in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State have appealed to the Federal and State Government to hasten the completion of Jare Dam project. Speaking on behalf of the farmers, Alhaji Abdullahi Lawal, a Traditional Leader of Grain Dealers in Bakori said that the project was a Federal Urban project,

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Tanzania: Farming – Plenty of Jobs, No Takers

A longstanding outcry among peasants over numeral challenges facing agriculture has apparently contributed to reluctance among youth to grab abundant opportunities the sector has in store for them. Cooperative unions are shrouded in red tape, nuisance taxes are robbing farmers of their incomes, farming inputs are not timely distributed, poor roads

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