Agriculture

Nigeria, Morocco signs MoU on agriculture insurance coverage

The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two Moroccan firms to expand agricultural insurance coverage in the country. The two firms are Mutuelle Agricole Marocaine d’Assurance (MAMDA) and MAMDA Reassurance (MAMDA-RE). The partnership would also cover the expansion ...

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FG clears 55,000 hectares in 11 states for grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserve in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when he briefed newsmen on the Federal Government’s achievements ...

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FG doles out N43.92b to farmers to boost agriculture, says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has so far disbursed N43.92 billion to local farmers through the Anchor Borrowers Programme, an agricultural intervention programme of CBN. Acting Director of Corporate Communication of CBN, Mr Isaac Okorafor, disclosed this at CBN Special Day at the 12th Abuja International Trade ...

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Security: Farmers predict bumper harvest as security inputs improve

The leadership of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in the North-West states has predicted bumper harvest due to the improved security situation and the provision of inputs. AFAN chairmen in some of the states made this prediction known on Wednesday on a survey on the impact of newly ...

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IITA sets up demonstration farms in four states

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-led Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) is to set up 136 demonstration plots for farmers in Abia, Benue, Oyo and Oyo States. Mr Godwin Atser, IITA Communication expert, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in ...

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Heavy downpour destroys N500m farm produce, animals in Jigawa

By Haliru Hadejia, Dutse Farm produce and domestic animal worth over N500 million had been destroyed by a heavy dawn pour in some Gumel Local Government Area in Jigawa state Reports from the area revealed that the rains disaster that occurs last Friday had washed away over 200 farm lands ...

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Nigeria imported goods worth N6.7trn in 2015, says trade minister

Nigeria expended more than N6.7 trillion in 2015 on the importation of goods that the country can produce locally, Minister of State for In­dustry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, has said. The minister made the statement on Friday in Kano during the opening of the North-West zonal sensitisation workshop on the campaign ...

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FG begins exportation of yams to US, UK today

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja Nigeria has begun yam exports to the United Kingdom with 72 tons of yams in three containers, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh said. He said the matter was tabled at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday as a major milestone in the ...

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