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 Kebbi...
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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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FMDQ Approves N30b Commercial Paper programme To Boost Agriculture

FMDQ Approves N30b Commercial Paper programme To Boost Agriculture

The FMDQ Securities Exchange Ltd. has approved the registration of the Johnvents Industries Ltd N30 billion Commercial Paper (CP) to boost agriculture productivity.  A statement issued on Tuesday explained that the approval was in furtherance of the compa...
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FG Issues Certificates Of Registration, Sales Permit To Fertiliser Dealers

FG Issues Certificates Of Registration, Sales Permit To Fertiliser Dealers

The Federal Government, on Thursday, presented certificates of registration and sales permits to authorised fertiliser dealers in Nigeria. A statement issued by Mrs Modupe Olatunji, Information officer I, of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development qu...
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Cocoa Farmers Task FG, SON On Pesticides Regulation

Cocoa Farmers Task FG, SON On Pesticides Regulation

Cocoa farmers in Cross River, have appealed to the Federal Government to tackle the influx of fake and substandard pesticides into the country.  The farmers under the aegis of the Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), Cross River chapter, gave the...
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FG Inaugurates National Cocoa Management Committee

FG Inaugurates National Cocoa Management Committee

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the National Cocoa Management Committee (NCMC), to tackle some of the challenges in the cocoa sector.  Speaking at the inauguration of the 11-man Committee on National Cocoa Management, in Abuja, the Minister ...
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CBN Partners UNILORIN On N600m Commercial Poultry Farm 

CBN Partners UNILORIN On N600m Commercial Poultry Farm 

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has inaugurated an integrated commercial poultry farm with a N600 million loan.  Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice Chancellor of the university, who spoke at the o...
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Nigeria, EU Present Report On Maize Value Chain 

Nigeria, EU Present Report On Maize Value Chain 

The Nigerian Government and the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, on Friday, presented a report on the value chain analysis study on maize.  A statement issued on Friday explained that the collaboration was done between Nigeria’s Ministr...
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SAAF Pledges To Make Benue Oil Palm Hub

SAAF Pledges To Make Benue Oil Palm Hub

The Director of Agriculture Services, Sir Alex Addingi Foundation (SAAF), Mr Sam Agwa, has pledged the commitment of the foundation to make Benue an oil palm hub. Agwa made the promise during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between...
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Agric, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Others Emerge Winners of Unity Bank N10m Corpreneurship Challenge Grant

Agric, Fashion Entrepreneurs, Others Emerge Winners of Unity Bank N10m Corpreneurship Challenge Grant

Unity Bank Plc has doled out a N10 million business grant to 30 corps members who emerged the winners of the eighth edition of its flagship Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, known as Corpreneurship Challenge.  The winners emerged after a busin...
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Stakeholders Task FG On Rejection Of Nigeria’s Agric Export

Stakeholders Task FG On Rejection Of Nigeria’s Agric Export

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to the Federal Government to support farmers in addressing the rejection of Nigeria’s agricultural produce in the international market.  Some of the stakeholders who spoke with the News Agency of Nige...
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Sterling Bank Emerges Best Financial Institution As ACGSF Rewards Farmers

Sterling Bank Emerges Best Financial Institution As ACGSF Rewards Farmers

Sterling Bank was on Thursday named Best Participating Financial Institution for 2021 at the Agriculture Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF).  The ACGSF,  in an event in Abuja, also rewarded three Agriculture entrepreneurs who took loans and repaid ...
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Nigeria Targets 1.6b Litres Of Milk Per Annum

Nigeria Targets 1.6b Litres Of Milk Per Annum

Nigeria is targeting 1.6 billion liters of milk per annum for self-sufficiency in livestock products and animal protein needs.  Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, disclosed this while inaugurating the National...
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