AGRICULTURE

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Nigeria leans towards crop innovation to bridge $10 billion production loss

Agriculture still remains the largest sector of the Nigerian economy.

Rice Farmers
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Ex-militant establishes rice farm in Bayelsa

The ex-militant said the farm received 300 bags of paddies from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

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Lagos govt to upscale Imota rice milling plant from 2.5 to 16 metric tonnes per hour

The state wants to start milling its Kebbi-produced Lake Rice in Lagos.

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Reality TV show on Agriculture to air in Nigeria

The show is being put together by IITA and CFIL.

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Farmers urge Nigerian govt to review cassava bread fund repayment policy

“Government released money for us to plant but we couldn’t get market for our produce.”

Rice Farmers
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World Bank to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector with $200 million

The World Bank also approved $25 million to revamp the animal health sector, an official said.

Bags of rice

Dangote will be world’s largest rice exporter in 5 years – AfDB President

Mr. Adesina narrated the role Mr. Dangote played in his happiest day as a minister in Nigeria.

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Dry season farming: Nigerian govt spends over N9.5 billion on inputs

The inputs were distributed to over 458,498 farmers across 30 states.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Forex: CBN opens special window for SMEs with $141 million

On April 10, the Bank intervened by offering about $100 million to authorised dealers at the forex auction.

Cassava peel machine used to make Livestock feed

Agric innovation to convert cassava peels to livestock feed takes off in Kogi

The innovation is inspired by Synergos, a nongovernmental organisation.

Deputy Director-General, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture(IITA), Ibadan, Dr Kenton Dashiell; Project Leader, Cassava Weed Management Project, IITA, Dr Alfred Dixon; Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Mellinda Gates, Lawrence Kent and Technical Advisor, Africa and Middle East Agronomic Product Development, Dr Mohammed Elsherif at the 2017 Cassava Weed Management Project Workshop at IITA, Ibadan on Tuesday (27-3-1).

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Researchers to unveil techniques for controlling weeds in cassava

“We are optimistic that the key findings from our research will help farmers to tackle the problem of weeds in cassava.”

The World Bank

World Bank approves $200 million loan for Nigeria to boost Agriculture

The loan is to support small and mid-scale farmers.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari appoints new executives for Nigeria’s Bank of Agriculture

The new heads include an interim managing director and other executive directors.

Rice Farmers
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Agriculture pulling Nigeria out of recession – Presidency

Nigeria only imported 58,000 tons of rice from Thailand in 2015 as against 1.2 million tons in 2014.

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Nigeria faces no threat of famine – Agric Minister Ogbeh

The minister indicated that only north-eastern Nigeria faces such a threat.

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Saudi group to set up Agric city in Kwara

The proposed Agric City will comprise a cluster of farms.

Bello on his farm, ready for transplant

SPECIAL REPORT: ‎How Buhari’s agric programme is creating jobs, pushing Nigeria towards self-sufficiency in rice

New and old farmers all described how the ABP programme has positively changed their lives.

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Cassava growers want flexible agricultural policies to increase production in 2017

The farmers want agricultural land accepted as collateral for loans by Nigerian banks.