Agriculture

FG grooms 7,000 households in Enugu State for rice production

The Federal Government through the FADAMA programme says no fewer than 7,000 rice producing families in Enugu State have been added to the clusters of rice producers in the state. Mr Hillary Onyekwere, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of Enugu State FADAMA Coordination Office, said this on Tuesday in Enugu ...

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FAO to support 110,000 households in North-East on dry season farming

At least 110,000 households; comprising 700,000 people in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are to benefit from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) input support for the 2017/2018 dry season farming. The FAO Country Representative, Mr Suffyan Koroma, made this known on Thursday in Yola at the inauguration of FAO dry ...

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Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), has recommended the consumption of goat milk, saying it is more beneficial to healthy growth than cow milk. This is contained in the forum’s Fact Sheet, made available on Thursday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. It stated that goat ...

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We are ready to cooperate with government over Benue Anti Grazing Law, herdsmen

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Benue chapter, says its members are ready to leave the Benue valley as the Nov. 1 deadline for the implementation of  the state’s Anti-Open Grazing Law draws nearer. The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Garus Gololo, told the News Agency of ...

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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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