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Rice import cut down by 90% – FG

Rice import cut down by 90% – FG

Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government said it has cut down rice importation by 90 per cent insisting that the development has enriched Nigerian farmers. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who divulged the development recently at the 2018 Seed Fair and Farmers’ Field Day, in Abuja, maintained that Nigerian rice tastes […]
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Nigeria spends $650m annually on cassava byproducts import

Nigeria spends $650m annually on cassava byproducts import

Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government said the country spends $650 million on cassava byproducts importation annually. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this, on Thursday, at the 2018 Seeds Fair and Farmer’s Field Day, in Abuja. According to him: “I want to tell farmers that we are very happy for […]
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“There May Be Shortage Of Rice In Nigeria In 2019” – Minister of Agriculture

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has said if appropriate measures are not taken to replant after the recent flood, there may be shortage of rice in Nigeria in the coming year. Mr Ogbeh revealed this in Abuja yesterday, October 4th at the inauguration of National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) Molecular Facility […]
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Nigeria lagging behind in beekeeping farming – Ogbeh

Nigeria lagging behind in beekeeping farming – Ogbeh

Okwe Obi, Abuja Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has confessed that Nigeria is lagging behind in beekeeping farming. Ogbeh, who enlisted some benefits of beekeeping disclosed this at the 6th Edition of ApiExpo in Abuja, on Wednesday. According to him, “We have not treated the bee very kindly in the past. […]
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Christmas: FG mulls reducing price of rice

Christmas: FG mulls reducing price of rice

Okwe Obi, Abuja Nigerians may now heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Government said it is considering reducing the price of rice, ahead of the Christmas celebration. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated this, on Thurdayu, when chairmen of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) across the country paid […]
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Reps aspirant commends Fayemi’s food production drive

Reps aspirant commends Fayemi’s food production drive

A front line House of Representatives aspirant in Ekiti State, Hon. Olusola Fatoba, has hailed governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s efforts at improving agricultural production in the state on assumption of office. Fatoba noted that the huge investment in processing units across the value chains of crop export produce in the state, formed part of priority […]
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FG to lobby banks on 5% lending rate to farmers

FG to lobby banks on 5% lending rate to farmers

The government praised the CBN and the Bankers Committee for slashing the interest rate from 25 percent
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Ogbeh for CBU annual lecture series 

Ogbeh for CBU annual lecture series 

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has accepted to speak at the 19th annual lecture series of the Catholic Brothers United (CBU) scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the McGovern Hall, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland. The Minister will be speaking on the theme, ‘Technology & AgriculturalRead More …

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