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AfDB To Establish Onion Commodity Exchange In Sokoto —Tambuwal

SOKOTO State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has revealed that the African Development Bank (AfDB) will soon facilitate the establishment of an Onion Commodity Exchange in the state.This, the governor said was part of the outcomes of a high level meeting he and some of his commissioners had with the management team of the bank last […]Continue Reading
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CAN CBN’S TIES BOOST FOOD PRODUCTION?

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of its effort to boost food production, drive economic growth and reduce unemployment among graduates, recently introduced the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES). The scheme, according to the apex bank, is designed to create a paradigm shift among undergraduates and graduates from the pursuit of white-collar jobs Continue Reading
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ACCESS TO QUALITY SEEDS, FARMERS EDUCATION CRUCIAL IN LIFTING WHEAT PRODUCTION

For Nigeria to increase its wheat production and drive growth in its agricultural sector, it must ensure that farmers in major producing states have access to improved seeds and training, experts in the wheat industry have said. The experts who spoke at the second edition of its Olam Green Land Webinar Series, themed “Rethinking Wheat […]Continue Reading
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VILSACK SAYS USDA AND WHITE HOUSE CLOSE TO DEAL ON BIOFUEL AID

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the administration appeared “very close” to releasing a long-promised $700 million in pandemic aid to biofuel producers. The aid was announced in March as part of a remodeling of coronavirus relief programs by the incoming administration. “I think we are very close to getting that done,” Vilsack said during a […]Continue Reading
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SA EXPECTING GOOD GRAIN, OILSEED CROPS, DESPITE RISING COSTS

Some analysts have expressed their concern that rising input costs such as that of fertiliser and other agrochemicals could potentially discourage farmers from planting grain crops. This was according to Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist at Agbiz, responding to the Crop Estimates Committee’s (CEC) recently released data on the number of hectares South African grain farmers Continue Reading
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BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPETITION CALLS ON AGRI-ENTREPRENEURS TO ENTER

The Eskom 2021 Business Investment Competition (Bic), which provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their offering, and provides a platform for them to learn from like-minded counterparts, is calling on emerging farmers and entrepreneurs in agro processing to submit their entries for this year’s competition. “The agriculture sector has great Continue Reading