CBN unveils agenda to push tomato, cocoa, palm oil production in 2018

CBN unveils agenda to push tomato, cocoa, palm oil production in 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will aggressively push and support farmers to boost the production of tomato, cocoa and palm oil across the country in 2018.  The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this when he visited...
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‘Agriculture will boost Nigeria’s sustainable development’

‘Agriculture will boost Nigeria’s sustainable development’

Mr Aniefiok Umoren, the Head of Development Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Calabar, says agriculture remains the most viable option to boost the country’s sustainable development and food security.  Umoren said this on Wednesday at the official lau...
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Ogbeh: Agriculture created over 6m jobs in two years

Ogbeh: Agriculture created over 6m jobs in two years

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh,  said on Monday that agriculture sector created six million jobs in the last two years. Ogbeh said this while analysing the achievements of his ministry and 2018 targets of the...
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Maize Cultivation: Association to engage 500,000 farmers in 2018

Maize Cultivation: Association to engage 500,000 farmers in 2018

The National President, Maize Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Bello Abubakar-Annur has disclosed that the union is planning to engage 500, 000 farmers in maize cultivation in the 2018 farming season across the country. Abubakar-Annur told the News Agency of Nig...
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Ogun begins mass production of ofada Rice

Ogun begins mass production of ofada Rice

The Ogun State Government mass produced Ofada rice  is to be ready for sale to the public this Christmas season in all the Local Government and Local Council Development Areas of the state.   The MITROS Ofada Rice, which is...
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Researchers, policymakers to discuss cassava agronomy

Researchers, policymakers to discuss cassava agronomy

Scientists across Africa and their colleagues in other parts of the world are meeting with policymakers in Tanzania under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) to discuss the progress made in the last two years in providing clues...
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Celebrated Georgia farmer, John McCormick to receive Nigerian Agribusiness delegates

Celebrated Georgia farmer, John McCormick to receive Nigerian Agribusiness delegates

The US-Nigeria Trade Council USA is pleased to announce that Mr. John McCormick, the eminent “2016 Georgia Farmer of the Year “will be attending and making a presentation at the forthcoming US-Nigeria Agribusiness Investment Summit & Expo, November 16...
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British experts to train Nigerian yam exporters

British experts to train Nigerian yam exporters

 The Federal Government says it will invite British experts to train exporters on best export packaging requirements to reduce cases of yam rejection at the international markets.  Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said thi...
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Yam exporters refute report as minister implores National Assembly on 1989 law

Yam exporters refute report as minister implores National Assembly on 1989 law

By citybusinessnews@yahoo.com –     Nigerian yam exporters have refuted news report which alleged rejection of their consignments in the United Kingdom (UK) and United States of America (USA).  In a statement on Tuesday, the exporters explained that...
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5,400 farmers, agro-dealers benefit from $3m USAID agric scheme

5,400 farmers, agro-dealers benefit from $3m USAID agric scheme

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says 5,400 agro-inputs dealers and farmers have benefitted from its three million dollars Feed the Future Nigeria Agro-Inputs Activity. The Nigeria Mission Director of USAID, Stephen Haykin, said...
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Cassava farmers in Ogun adopts improved weed management practices, records 27tons/ha

Cassava farmers in Ogun adopts improved weed management practices, records 27tons/ha

On-farm demonstrations in Ogun state, Nigeria under the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have produced average yields of 27 tons per hectare surpassing the national average of about 8 tons/ha...
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