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Firm targets 100,000 farmers for support to improve on wheat production

Firm targets 100,000 farmers for support to improve on wheat production

The Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) has partnered with Heritage Bank to support over 100,000 farmers in wheat production. This was disclosed by the Managing Director, LCFE Akin Akeredolu-Ale, while addressing commodity ecosystem operators…

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France stakes €200,000 to enhance skills of Nigerian women in agriculture

France stakes €200,000 to enhance skills of Nigerian women in agriculture

The Government of France has invested €200,000 towards enhancing the rural women’s skills in producing higher value-added agricultural products and in leading their agri-food enterprise in Nigeria. A statement by French Embassy in Nigeria said…

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CBN says it has disbursed N864b to farmers under Anchor-Borrowers’ Scheme

CBN says it has disbursed N864b to farmers under Anchor-Borrowers’ Scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reported that it has so far disbursed the sum of N864 billion to 4.1 million farmers cultivating 5.02 million hectares of land under its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). This…

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AfDB to spend $110m on Kano Agricultural Processing Zone

AfDB to spend $110m on Kano Agricultural Processing Zone

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has budgeted the sum of $110 million to fund projects under the Special Agricultural Processing Zone in Kano State. This was disclosed in a statement by the Kano State Governor,…

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GDP: Nigeria’s agriculture sector records growth of 1.22% in Q3 2021

GDP: Nigeria’s agriculture sector records growth of 1.22% in Q3 2021

Nigeria’s agricultural sector grew 1.22% (year-on-year) in real terms in the 3rd quarter of 2021. This is a decrease of 0.17% points from the corresponding period of 2020, and a decrease of 0.08% points from…

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Rivers poultry farmers lament as strange disease kills birds

Rivers poultry farmers lament as strange disease kills birds

Poultry farmers in Rivers State have raised the alarm over a strange disease that has caused the death of thousands of birds. The farmers, who disclosed that the disease has defied drugs administered on the…

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FG working towards food sufficiency for Nigeria, says Buhari

FG working towards food sufficiency for Nigeria, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his administration’s readiness towards attaining food sufficiency for the country. According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr, Femi Adesina on Friday, Buhari made the commitment…

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Norway blames rising cost of stockfish in Nigeria on forex ban

Norway blames rising cost of stockfish in Nigeria on forex ban

Mr Knut Lein, Norway Ambassador to Nigeria on Friday, blamed the rising cost of stockfish in Nigeria on the inclusion of stockfish on forex banned list. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the…

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Kaduna’s N10b cattle ranch ready in two years – el-Rufai

Kaduna’s N10b cattle ranch ready in two years – el-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Tuesday, said the state has embarked on a N10 billion cattle ranch project to centralise all herders in Kaduna. El-Rufai, who spoke with newsmen shortly after a meeting…

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Nigeria’s fish exports on marginal decline

Nigeria’s fish exports on marginal decline

Nigeria’s fish exports have seen marginal decline in the last five years. According to data provided by the International Trade Centre’s (ITC)  Trade Map on fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, growth in…