Tag Archives: Agriculture

Agriculture living up to our expectation – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, has expressed satisfaction with the growing role of agriculture as a strategy for jobs creation among young Nigerians. Speaking while receiving Boukekri Rmilli, the Foreign Minister of Tunisia, at the State House, in Abuja, on Tuesday, Buhari said his administration would increase its support for agriculture as a mechanism for jobs creation. “We are ...

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Buhari’s agric revolution is providing jobs, wealth – Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the present administration’s agricultural revolution is not a mere propaganda but a reality, with enough evidence to back it up. Mohammed stated this at a banquet held in his honour in Birnin Kebbi by the Kebbi State Government, on Sunday night. The Minister, who was in Kebbi State, with over ...

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IFAD-VCDP commends Ebonyi for inaugurating agric beneficial projects

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Value Chain Development Programme (VDCP) has commended the Ebonyi State Government for inaugurating projects that impact positively on agricultural production. Ameh Onoja, IFAD-VCDP National Programme Co-ordinator (NPC), who gave the commendation when he inspected projects executed by the programme, on Thursday, noted that the development rate was unprecedented. “I am highly impressed by the ...

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Edo, CBN agree on N36.7m loan for 150 farmers in Auchi

The Edo Government says it has reached an agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to secure N36.7million loan for 150 farmers in Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area. Joe Okojie, the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki, on Agriculture and Food Security Programme, who said this at a meeting with farmers of the neighbourhood, in Auchi, on ...

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Katsina spends N3.4bn to boost agriculture business

The Katsina State Government spent N4.3 billion to boost agricultural activities in 2017, Governor Aminu Masari said, on Monday, in Katsina the state capital. Masari told newsmen that 30,000 tonnes of fertilisers worth N4.08 billion were procured within the period, while N126 million was used to transport and distribute the commodity to the farmers. He said that N72.8 million went ...

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AfDB hits highest annual disbursement of $7.67bn In 2017 – Adesina

The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, said that the Bank, 2017, achieved its highest annual disbursement ever of 7.67 billion dollars on supports. Adesina said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the Bank would continue to support African countries in ensuring stronger macroeconomic ...

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Don urges govt intervention in development of African breadfruit plantations

  A university lecturer, Titus Nwabueze, has called on the federal and state governments to intervene and establish African breadfruit plantations across the country to boost economic development and job creation. Nwabueze, a professor in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in Umudike, Abia, made the call, on Wednesday, in his lecture on, “Bread on the Tree: Process Optimisation in Food ...

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FG: Agriculture has created seven million jobs

Over seven million jobs have been created through engagements in the agricultural sector, particularly the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said. He made this disclosure  in Port Harcourt at sixth graduation of the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI), founded by the wife of the Minister of Transportation and former Governor ...

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You are importing substandard inputs, cocoa farmers accuse FG

Cocoa farmers, under the aegis of the National Association of Cocoa Farmers,have called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to, as a matter of urgency, wade into the issue of sub-standard cocoa input, allegedly being planned for procurement by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. The association raised the alarm over the procurrement of sub-standard agricultural inputs for production of cocoa and said ...

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Bayelsa rural farmers tasked on agriculture

Rural farmers in Bayelsa state have been advised to embrace agricultural best practices to improve their yields and income. The advice was given by Foster Ogola, a People’s Democratic Party senator, who represents Bayelsa West, on Friday at Sagbama Local Government Area, while declaring open a two-day training on farm set-up for plantain cultivation and value addition for rural farmers. ...

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