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HOW COVID-19 AFFECTED SMALLHOLDER FARMERS —OLAM INTERNATIONAL

While global food supply chains may be starting to heal from the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agribusiness, Olam International, underlines the importance of addressing the long-term wellness and operational resilience needs of those small-scale farmers in emerging markets who provide much of the world’s ingredients and raw materials. A survey Continue Reading
Agro Financing

EKITI STATE GOVT. CALLS FOR MORE CBN SUPPORT FOR AGRIC DEVELOPMENT

Ekiti State Government has appealed to CBN to extend its support to the development of tree crops not captured under the anchor borrowers programmes and Commercial Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (CACGS-Fund). Dr Olabode Adetoyi, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, made the appeal on Tuesday when the management staff of the Ado-Ekiti branch […]Continue Reading
Agro Insurance

INSURANCE FIRM TO PAY FARMERS AFFECTED BY FLOOD IN SOKOTO

Mr Kenneth Egbaran, the Managing Director of Veritas Kapital Assurance has assured farmers affected by the 2020 flood in Sokoto State of prompt settlement of their insurance premium to defray their losses. Egbaran made the assurance on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen after he inspected farms affected by flood in Sokoto, Goronyo, Kware, Wamakko, […]Continue Reading
Agro Training

AGRICULTURE CAN STOP YOUTH RESTIVENESS, SAYS LAWMAKER

The representative of Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo in the National Assembly, Livinus Makwe, yesterday urged all levels of government to invest in agriculture, saying it will help check youth restiveness in the country. The legislator, who decried the increasing number of unemployed youths said urgent steps should be taken to create opportunities for them. Makwe, who spoke during Continue Reading
Agro Foreign News

NIGERIA TO BECOME AFRICA’S LEADING SEED REGULATOR — NASC

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), has said Nigeria has a vision to be recognised as Africa’s leading seed regulator, which has fostered the emergence of a globally competitive seed sector. Director General of NASC, Dr Philip Ojo, made this known at the inauguration of the Parastatal SERVICOM Unit and committee in Abuja. He noted […]Continue Reading
Agro Foreign News

AKIN ADESINA SWORN IN FOR SECOND TERM AS AFDB PRESIDENT

Reelected President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been sworn-in for a five-year second term. The swearing-in ceremony held Tuesday was attended by Heads of States, Governors and other stakeholders who joined physically and virtually. The former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture was reelected last week to serve a second five-year term, with […]Continue Reading