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Malawi: President fires Agric minister for corruption

Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika has dismissed the country’s agriculture minister after an investigation into maize procurement, the southern African nation’s information minister said, on Wednesday. The Minister of Information, Nicolaus Saudi informed Reuters that the President had appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate a $34.5 million government maize purchase from

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Bua Targets 1 Million Tonnes Rice Processing Capacity

By Ibrahim Shuaibu Kano — To further boost to federal government's agriculture drive, BUA Rice Ltd, owners of Nigeria's largest rice mill and a subsidiary of Nigeria's foremost foods and infrastructure conglomerate, BUA Group, yesterday had a stakeholder session with the Kano Rice Farmers Associations to develop an efficient outgrowers scheme. The

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Spread Knowledge On Profitable Farming, Trained Growers Told

Iringa — Beneficiaries of the Ihemi agriculture project have been urged to spread their knowledge on Njombe and Iringa smallholder farmers. Under the project, groups of farmers learnt the importance of value chains and commercial farming. Ihemi cluster projects cover the two regions. The chief executive officer of the Southern Agricultural Growth

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Our partnership with Case IH will revolutionize agriculture— Ritvonen

DIZENGOFF Nigeria says its partnership with Case IH, a global leader in agricultural equipment manufacturer will improve farming substantially as well as revolutionize the Nigerian agricultural sector through mechanization. Speaking in Lagos, Wednesday, the CEO/Country Manager of Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr. Antti Ritvonen, said “We are very excited to be partnering with Case

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We Will Initiate Agricultural Development Strategies In Edo – Obaseki

Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured the people of Edo state that he will make the state a leading agribusiness hub in Nigeria, especially by initiating strategies that could enhance agricultural development, create jobs and guarantee food security. Governor Obaseki made this disclosure during a 3-day agribusiness workshop at

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$265 billion needed to end global poverty and hunger by 2030 –IFAD President

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said that at least a sum of $265 billion annual investment is required to end poverty and hunger by 2030. This revelation was made by the President of the agency Kanayo Nwanze at the ongoing UN International Conference tagged ‘Investing in Inclusive Rural Transformation:

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Cassava farmers seek friendly policies in 2017

Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) has urged the Federal Government to encourage effective agricultural policies to boost cassava production in the country by 2017. Segun Adewumi, the National President of the Association, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Adewumi said such flexible policies should eradicate

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Conference Partners, Nigerian Minister Engage With Media On Theme of Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth

Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB); Abdalla Hamdok, Acting Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); and the Honourable Minister of Agriculture for Nigeria, Audu Ogbeh, kicked

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