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RICE TRADERS LAMENT LOW SALES DURING FESTIVE SEASON

Despite the noise about self-sufficiency in rice production, which the Federal Government claimed has made local rice available and has enriched pockets of farmers; it was actually a bleak season for rice sellers, as they recorded low patronage, according to investigations. From a reliable survey carried out across major markets in Lagos-Ile-Epo, Agege, Mile 2, […]Continue Reading
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‘PRICE STABILITY WILL BOOST FARMERS’ PRODUCTIVITY’

Pa Samuel Akinade is the chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Oyo State chapter. He spoke on the readiness of farmers to rev up production despite challenging factors of production, calling on each state government to develop irrigation facilities for dry season farmers. Are Nigerian rice farmers capable of feeding the country […]Continue Reading
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IMO GOVT. PLEDGES SUPPORT TO PROMOTING RICE PRODUCTION

The Imo Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr Emma Nwaogu, has assured rice farmers in the state of government’s support towards promoting rice production. Rice Farm A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Mr Williams Unadike, on Wednesday in Owerri quoted the commissioner as giving the assurance when members of […]Continue Reading
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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
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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