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FG URGES YOUTHS, FARMERS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BORDER POLICY

The Minister of Agriculture, Sabo Nanono, has urged the Nigerian youths and farmers to take advantage of the continued border closure to explore the goldmine in agriculture. Nanono made the call during the project inauguration of the Youth Agro-preneurial Goldmine, organised by the Oyo State Agropreneur (OYAP) in Ibadan. The minister, who was represented by the […]Continue Reading
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“THREE MILLION TONNES A YEAR”, KANO STATE RECORDS SIGNIFICANT UPSHIFT IN RICE PRODUCTION

Kano State Government has hinted that it is on a stride to exceed local demand for rice, after the state’s production capacity hit three million tonnes in one year. The state government said that custom-tailored agricultural policies targeted at upheaving productivity in the state, helped it achieve this feat. Speaking at the launch of the […]Continue Reading
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GUINEA GOVERNMENT SEEKS SUPPORT OF NIGERIA IN RICE PRODUCTION

The Federal Government has received a request from the government of Guinea-Bissau seeking assistance in rice production so as to enable its food security and nutrition improvement. This was disclosed in Abuja as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, received the Guinean Ambassador to Nigeria, Henrique Adriano Da Silva, alongside Continue Reading
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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