Presco Wins 2022 Agriculture Sectoral Leader Award 

Presco Wins 2022 Agriculture Sectoral Leader Award 

By Moses Ebosele, ebosele@hotmail.com   — Presco Plc has emerged winner of sectoral leadership award in Agriculture at the 2022 PEARL Awards held on Sunday in Lagos.  The category had Livestock Feeds Plc and Okomu Oil Palm Plc, but, Presco Plc was...
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Okomu Oil Pledges More CSR Projects To Host Communities  

Okomu Oil Pledges More CSR Projects To Host Communities  

The Management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has reiterated its commitment to provide host communities with the necessary Corporate Social Responsibility’s ( CSR) projects as part of measures to sustain existing cordial relationships.    The M...
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Edo Distributes Irrigation Equipment To 516 Farmers

Edo Distributes Irrigation Equipment To 516 Farmers

Edo State Government on Monday inaugurated this year’s dry season farming by supporting over 516 smallholder farmers with irrigation equipment to boost farming in Udo community, Ovia South West Local Government Area.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) re...
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FG Seeks Reliable Agric Data For Effective Policy Formulation

FG Seeks Reliable Agric Data For Effective Policy Formulation

Prince Clem Agba, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning has called for reliable agriculture-related data for effective policy formulation and strategies. Agba made the call at the 2022 African Statistics Day Celebration (User/Producer Dialogue) he...
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8,520 Farmers, SMEs benefit from APPEALS Project In Enugu

8,520 Farmers, SMEs benefit from APPEALS Project In Enugu

No fewer than 8,520 persons have so far benefitted from the World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project in Enugu State.  The Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, disclosed this...
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Sterling Bank Reaffirms Commitment To Agriculture

Sterling Bank Reaffirms Commitment To Agriculture

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman has said the bank is ready and willing to invest more in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, having invested more than N100 billion; a figure that represents about 15 percent of...
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Edo Concessions Okomu South, Gele-Gele Forest Reserves

Edo Concessions Okomu South, Gele-Gele Forest Reserves

The Edo State Government has signed a 30-year conservation/eco-tourism concession with Africa Nature Investors (ANI) Foundation as part of measures to protect endangered forest elephants, white-throated monkeys and the farming population, among others in the O...
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Sterling Bank Highlights Opportunities In Agric Sector  

Sterling Bank Highlights Opportunities In Agric Sector  

There are massive opportunities in the agricultural sector of the Nigerian economy for those who are prepared to work hard with a clear vision and commitment, Chairman, Board of Directors, Sterling Bank, Asue Ighodalo has said.    Ighodalo made the.....
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Group To Boost Oil Palm Production In Edo With $300m

Group To Boost Oil Palm Production In Edo With $300m

The global Roundtable on Sustainable Oil Palm (RSPO), is committing $300,000 to the implementation of its oil palm community engagement and outreach programme in Edo State.  Its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Joseph D’Cruz made the declaration at the launc...
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Cotton Farmers Urge FG To Sustain Anchor Borrowers Programme

Cotton Farmers Urge FG To Sustain Anchor Borrowers Programme

Cotton Farmers in Bauchi State on Saturday called on the Federal Government to encourage cotton farming by sustaining the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) in the country.  The cotton farmers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency o...
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Farmer Decries High Cost Of Fish Feeds 

Farmer Decries High Cost Of Fish Feeds 

An Akure-based fish farmer, Mr Lanre Adekunle, has lamented the high cost of fish feeds.  Adekunle started his fish farm after benefitting from a training and empowerment programme of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)/ Livelihood ...
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Union Bank Partners WACOT Rice On Financial Inclusion For Smallholder Farmers In Kebbi

Union Bank Partners WACOT Rice On Financial Inclusion For Smallholder Farmers In Kebbi

As part of Union Bank’s commitment to driving financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Bank has partnered with WACOT Rice Limited – a rice processing company, to financially include 6,000 local farmers including youth and women in Kebbi State.  The Keb...
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Cross River Concessions Cocoa Processing Plant  

Cross River Concessions Cocoa Processing Plant  

Cross River Government has concessioned the ultra-model cocoa processing plant in Ikom, Ikom Local Government Area of the state to a private firm, AA Universal Agro Industries Ltd.   The Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, explained during the handover in Calabar....
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Kano Agro-Project Awards N6b Milk centres, Irrigation Contract

Kano Agro-Project Awards N6b Milk centres, Irrigation Contract

Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) has awarded N6 billion contract for the construction of irrigation infrastructure and milk collection centres across the state.  The projects would be sited across 16 local government areas of the state, a ...
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