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FARMERS, PROFESSIONALS SEEK POLICY COORDINATION, CHEAPER LOANS AS NEW MINISTER ASSUMES DUTIES

As the government reluctantly realises the inevitability of shifting the paradigm from the crude oil-based economy to a more diversified one, agriculture constantly comes to the radar as a sector having the most feasible potentialities for Nigeria. The country has over 85 million arable hectares of land, a population of over 200 million people and […]Continue Reading
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LAWMAKER CANVASSES PROTECTION FOR FARMERS

Member Representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has appealed to the security agencies to provide security cover for farmers in his constituency to enable them access their  farms without any molestation and intimidation by gunmen. The federal lawmaker who made the appeal during […]Continue Reading
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WHY CASSAVA FLOUR INCLUSION POLICY HAS FAILED, BY AUDU OGBEH

The immediate past Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in Abuja on May 27, a day before his handover. He shared his up and down moments; explained herder-farmer crises, how insurgencies and kidnappings affect food production, latest issues about Bank of Agriculture, cattle ranch development, the cassava flour policy failure and the […]Continue Reading
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BUHARI PROMISES MORE MEASURES TO BOOST AGRICULTURE

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has promised to introduce new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians and increase jobs in the sector. Speaking to representatives of community and development associations from Daura Emirate in Katsina State who on Sunday came to his home town to congratulate him on his re-election, President Buhari […]Continue Reading
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NBA HONOURS VC WITH ‘DOYEN OF AGRO-ECONOMY’ AWARD

The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, on Saturday, was honoured by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Okitipupa branch with an award of excellence as ‘Doyen of Agro-Economy’. The award, which was conferred on Ajibefun in recognition of his achievements, was received alongside other Continue Reading
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FAO TRAINS 51 EXTENSION SERVICE OFFICERS TO BOOST AGRIC IN NORTHEAST

The Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Suffyan Koroma, has said that the graduation of 51 agricultural trainees was to support conflict affected farmers to boost productivity via extension services in Northeast. The trainees are to run FAO’s 100 Farmer Field Schools (FFSs) to support most at-risk farming households in the Northeast.Koroma Continue Reading