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Nigeria Targets 7 Million Metric Tonnes Of Rice Production To Attain Self Sufficiency

Nigeria Targets 7 Million Metric Tonnes Of Rice Production To Attain Self Sufficiency

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria)–Nigeria is targeting rice production of 7 million Metric Tonnes by 2018 to meet self sufficiency . Nigeria’s rice demand in 2015  was 6.3 million Metric Tonnes. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed who announced this while addressing newsmen in Abuja,  explained that the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari […]

Farmers In Nigeria Hail President Buhari For Revitalizing Agricultural Sector

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) –All Farmers Association of Nigeria, (AFAN) an umbrella body of Nigerian farmers has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for revitalizing the agricultural sector through various programmes.  In a communique issued on Wednesday at the end of its North East zonal meeting in Gombe, the Association said the revitalization of the sector […]

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NGO Trains Farmers On Tomatoes Production in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria

By Amos Tauna Kaduna, (Nigeria)– A  Kaduna based Non Governmental Organization, Zamani Foundation, has trained 39 farmers and entrepreneurs on best practices in the handling and production of tomatoes. This is part of the NGO’s economic empowerment and development projects toward reducing the over 45% wastage in tomatoes production in Nigeria annually and conserve about 360 million […]

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Nigeria: Farmers In Gombe Assured Of Timely Distribution Of Fertilizer At Dry Season

By Ahmad Umar Gombe (Nigeria) – Gombe state government in northeast of the country has reiterated its commitment to procure tonnes of fertilizer and timely distribution to farmers in the state during dry season. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dahiru Buba Biri disclosed this while addressing the zonal meeting of All Farmers Association of Nigeria […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Communities Reject N48bn Vicampro Potatoes Farm, Quaint Solar Projects

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) – Owners of the 1,000 hectares of land allocated to Vicampro Farms Ltd, to grow and process potatoes and to Access Quaint Energy to produce 50 Megawatt of Solar energy have kicked against the projects. The projects are located on the defunct “Manchok Ranch” in Kaura local government area of […]

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Nigeria: Bank Of Agriculture Opens Bid For Consultant Capacity Building

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s  Bank Of Agriculture, BOA has taken steps to reposition itself for effective and efficient delivery on its mandate of financing agriculture in the country. To this end,  the bank is in the process of having a consultant for  capacity building and institutional strengthening project of African Development Bank, […]

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World Food Prize Laureate Adesina Proffers Solution To Deepening Crisis Of Global Malnutrition

Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — Irked by the deepening crisis of global malnutrition, President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has called for urgent action from stakeholders. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, […]

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Global Panel On Agriculture And Food Systems For Nutrition To Launch Urban Diets, Nutrition, As Akinwumi Adesina Receives World Food Prize

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is to launch a new brief on Urban diets and nutrition; trends, challenges, and opportunities for policy action The panel is looking at the challenge of providing healthy diets in urban environments, low and middle-income countries, presenting eight recommendations […]

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