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Boosting agriculture through improved financing

Boosting agriculture through improved financing

The growth of small-scale agriculture in Nigeria is being held back by critical underfunding. To address this challenge, Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI) organised a conference to improve practices in mobilising finance and forging partnerships for smallholder famers. DANIEL ESSIET writes. Less than one-quarter of the financing needs of smallholder farmers in developing […] …

FAO seeks $940m to tackle global hunger

FAO seeks $940m to tackle global hunger

As global hunger numbers continues to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking $940 million to invest in programmes and projects to save the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s most food-insecure populations. The organisation said in a statement that it is   […] …

As farmers awaits NASS on fertiliser, seed, warehouse bill

Nigerian farmers is anxiously looking up to the National Assembly (NASS) to pass the Fertilizer, Seed and Warehouse receipt system Bills which are currently undergoing debates for passage, and have delayed for a long time. The three bills are intended to achieve high yields, disease resistant varieties, unadulterated fertiliser, increased soil fertility, improved soil health, […]
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Abidjan-Lagos highway to boost regional agro export revival

Abidjan-Lagos highway to boost regional agro export revival

Boosting productivity and ensuring that farmers have better access to markets are key to West Africa realising its full agric potential. But this, however, depends on improving the transportation network across the region. Stakeholders have lauded the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the $ 22 million […] …

Osun governor’s wife to supports women farmers with loan facility

THE wife of Osun State Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, on Thursday, commenced an empowerment programme for 1,000 women vegetable farmers with loans to support the government’s agriculture development plan. Mrs Oyetola launched the loan scheme in Osogbo, in conjunction with Access Bank, to assist women farmers drawn from all parts of the state at a ceremony […]
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Weights, Measures dept generate over N500 mn in 2018

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THE Department of Weights and Measures,  under the ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has stated that it generated over N500 million in 2018. Speaking with members of Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association (CICAN ) in Abuja,  the Director of Weights and Measures,  Mohammed Sidi, lamented that under proper review, the department can generated up […]
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Guinness launches agriculture development scheme

As part of its drive to ensure the actualisation of the Federal Government’s effort to diversify the Nigerian economy through agriculture, Guinness Nigeria Plc. has launched its agricultural scheme. Speaking on the initiative tagged “Grow with Nigeria”, Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria, Baker Magunda, said, the company was ready to give full support to the Federal […]
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Women, youth trained on cassava value chain development

Federal ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI), Ilorin has trained about 55 women and youth practising agriculture in cassava value chain development. Buhari, Atiku: Zones of strengths, states of weaknesses The people, who were selected members of communities from various parts of Oyo state […]
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‘Power outage, poor road network killing farming business in Nigeria’

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ERRACTIC power supply and poor road network have been described as capable of killing farming business in Nigeria if the government of the day fails to do the needful as quickly as possible. Making this assretion was the Chairman of Folhope Limited, a company renown for integrated farming which includes livestock production, arable crop production, […]
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FAO, WFO collaborate to support farmers

FOOD and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) have signed an agreement to assist farmers to become key players in the global agricultural agenda. The agreement between both organisations will centre on promoting the role farmers play in sustaining agriculture and also achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. US ‘ban’ on Buhari […]
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