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Rice production to hit record high in 2023

Rice production to hit record high in 2023

Nigeria rice production could hit 16 million tons in 2023 if all the participating states under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme convert their pilot programmes into massive  production, the  Executive Director, Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute, Dr Olufemi Oladunni, has said. He said the nation’s rice production is expected to […] …

FG too far, sophisticated for smallholder farmers

FG too far, sophisticated for smallholder farmers

“If these smallholder farmers are not aggregated to have economies of scale the big players will come in and phase them out of the business.” Kenny Ashaka Mallam Suleiman Mohammed Dikwa, the Chief Executive Officer of Green Sahara Farms Limited, an organisation that consists of a number of companies engaged in a variety of agricultural […]
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FAO urges Africa to formulate policies to boost rice production

FAO urges Africa to formulate policies to boost rice production

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged all African countries to formulate right policies geared at boosting rice production. Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative of FAO, Bukar Tijani, gave the charge during his speech at a high-level ministerial conference on rice in Dakar, Senegal. He said FAO would continue to support regional and national […]
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We will deliver local rice below N10,000 per bag, Gov. Bagudu claims

We will deliver local rice below N10,000 per bag, Gov. Bagudu claims

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi says the state will work together with farmers and millers under the Federal Government’ Anchor Borrower Programme to deliver local rice below N10,000 per bag. The governor gave the assurances on Sunday night in Birnin Kebbi at a dinner hosted in honour of the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai […] …

Buhari working on affordability of rice for Nigerians – Gov. Bagudu

Buhari working on affordability of rice for Nigerians – Gov. Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and the Chairman, Presidential Taskforce on Rice and Wheat Production, has assured Nigerians of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s determination to ensure rice availability and affordability. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bagudu gave the assurance when he spoke to newsmen after meeting with the Rice Distributors Association of Nigeria […] …

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