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WHY LOCAL RICE DISAPPEARED FROM MARKETS DURING CHRISTMAS

Despite the Federal Government’s much acclaimed successes in rice production, the foreign brand was the saving grace for most Nigerians during the last festive season, as the much-hyped local rice disappeared from the markets. It was double jeopardy for consumers, as The Guardian learnt that despite waiting on government till the last minute to release […]Continue Reading
Rice Farming

NGO TRAINS WOMEN ON IMPROVED RICE PROCESSING IN YOBE

(NAN) Search For Common Ground, a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) with support from the UN Women and Japan Government on Tuesday in Damaturu commenced a three-day women empowerment on improved rice parboiling technique. Mr Tobi Salawu, the State Project Coordinator, said that the project titled “Protection, Empowerment and Resilience Building” (PERD), was aimed at Continue Reading
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EAT OFADA RICE TO BOOST FOOD SECURITY, AMOSUN CHARGES NIGERIANS

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has charged Nigerians to eat locally-made ‘Ofada rice’ regularly to boost food security and encourage those in agricultural business in the country. Amosun disclosed this at this year’s edition of Festival of Food and Identity hosted by Institute of Cultural Studies of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun […]Continue Reading
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NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS FROM RICE FARMS MAY SPEED UP GLOBAL WARMING – STUDY

A global analysis published by the Environmental Protection Fund on Monday showed that emissions of methane and nitrous oxide in rice farms can have the same effect on long-term warming as about 600 coal plants The study, published on Monday, showed that rice cultivation around the world can be responsible for twice the level of climate impact that scientists […]Continue Reading
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NIGERIA CAN NOW PRODUCE 24M METRIC TONNES OF RICE ANNUALLY – RIFAN

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says its members now have the capacity to produce 24 million metric tonnes of rice annually. The RIFAN National Treasurer, Alhaji Sadiq Daware, made the disclosure in an interview on Monday in Yola. Daware said that the development resulted from encouragement and capacity building of rice farmers by […]Continue Reading
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NIGERIA: LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT’S MEGA RICE MILL TO BE COMMISSIONED IN 2019

As part of effort towards attaining sustainability in rice production in Nigeria, the Government of Lagos State, recently revealed that commissioning of the ongoing 32 metric tons per hour rice mill, in Imota, Ikorodu, would take place in February 2019. Disclosed by the Commissioner for Works, Adebowale Akinsanya, during the state executive council inspection tour […]Continue Reading
Rice Farming

BAYELSA, 9 OTHER STATES BENEFIT FROM FG’S 10 LARGE RICE MILLS

ABUJA- AS Federal Government, Monday, officially awarded contract for construction of 10 large rice milling plants, Bayelsa State included among nine others have them for production of large quantity and quality of rice towards achieving self-sufficiency in rice. This was disclosed by the Minister Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Monday, as he signed Continue Reading