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Buhari Salutes Farmers, Says They Are ‘Authentic Heroes Today, Tomorrow,  Evermore’

President Muhammadu Buhari has poured encomiums on Nigerian farmers, as Farmers’ Day is celebrated today in Obie, Rivers State, by Nigerian Agip Oil Company. In a goodwill message to the ceremony, the President says farmers have led the country to the food self-sufficiency we now enjoy, “saving us billions of dollars yearly, which would have been spent on food importation.’’ He added that such funds “are now deployed to other developmental projects, particularly infrastructure.” Celebrating farmers further, President Buhari describes them as “our authentic heroes, not only for today, but…

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AfDB President, Adesina Awards $1m To Boost Food Production In Africa 

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr Akinwunmi Adesina,  has awarded $1.1m to 10 young African agric entrepreneurs to boost food production in the region Adesina in a statement by the bank stressed the need to end hunger and malnutrition, pointing out that it would help achieve lasting peace in the world. He spoke during the launch of fellowship for young African agribusiness innovators by World Food Prize and World Hunger Fighters Foundation in Des Moines, United States. The AfDB President said “together, let’s end hunger in Africa. Together, let’s end…

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Lagos Unveils Agri Investments Opportunities, Tasks Stakeholders

Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has called on stakeholders in the agriculture sector to treat agriculture as a combination of business and development platform by concentrating on Value Chains where the State has comparative advantage in order to develop strategic partnerships that will stimulate investment in the State. Speaking in Lagos today at the opening of an Agricultural Stakeholders Engagement, Lawal  also stressed the commitment of the State Government towards ensuring that the State attain food sufficiency  as part of the Government strive in making Lagos State…

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Lagos Acquires Farm Land At Osogbo To Meet Foods Needs

Lagos State has acquired 84 hectares of land in Osogbo, Osun State with the aim of cultivating various types of crops to produce food to meet the immediate needs of the residents of the State, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has disclosed. Speaking in Lagos Prince Lawal noted that the Osogbo Farms will also serve as the aggregation centre for the State Government’s collaborative efforts with the DAWN States exporting to other State of federation and countries. He noted that the Osogbo Farm would also forestall shortage…

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Job Creation: Dangote Scales Up Investments In Agric

Determined to contribute to significant reduction in the number of unemployed Nigerians, Dangote Group over the weekend announced that it was scaling up its investment in agricultural sector. Agriculture, according to the group, is the only most visible way of addressing the high unemployment rate in the country. Dangote further assured that its huge investments in the sector will lead to real growth and development of the country’s economy. Fielding questions from newsmen on the sideline of the just concluded 2nd edition of the Agribusiness Summit in Abuja Group Executive…

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Proxy Farmers Assure 15% Return On Investment In Kwara

Investors under the ‘Proxy Farmers’ platform of the Heart and Capital Nigeria limited, a leading agriculture-based firm has promised investors with 15 percent return on their capital investment. The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mallam Umar Adelodun told said, in Ilorin on Wednesday, that the reward was part of the proceeds from the performance in the ‘Cassava Proxy Farm project’. Heart and Capital Nigeria Ltd is an agriculture revolutionary company that is leasing land to farmers or act as proxy to any investor that want to venture into farming.…

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UN, ECA Join Greening Ethiopia Initiative, Plant 200m Saplings One Day

A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day. India currently holds the world record. Officially launched by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in May, the nation-wide reforestation program, also popularly known as green legacy, is aimed at recovering the trees and forests that have been lost over the years. Staff and representatives from the United Nations family, African Union, Diplomatic Corps and Ethiopians from all walks of life gathered in…

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Osun Partners Institutions, Private Sector For Mechanised Agric

……Set To Eradicate Hoes, Cutlasses In Farming Osun State is set to partner with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and private sector to enhance mechanized agriculture. This development is expected to boost productivity and move farmers away from traditional farming implements such as hoes and cutlasses. This in turn will promote commercial agriculture and improve farmers’ income and standard of living. Governor Gboyega Oyetola made this known in a one-day Farmers’ Field Day exhibition that took place in the state capital, Osogbo, on Wednesday. “Under the partnership with…

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Presidency Speaks On ‘Ruga Settlement’, States To Apply

……It Is To Resolve Farmer, Herder Conflicts — Presidency The Presidency wishes to draw attention to recent unhelpful comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers. “Ruga Settlement” that seeks to settle migrant pastoral families simply means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders, will be settled in an organized place with provision of necessary and adequate basic amenities such as schools, hospitals, road networks, vet clinics, markets and manufacturing entities that will process and add value to meats…

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Farmers Protest In Lesotho over Chinese Monopoly

Thousands of mohair farmers have marched to parliament in Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, to protest against laws that force them to sell their goods to a Chinese broker. Farmers accuse the broker of failing to pay them for their wool and mohair – a key agriculture export for the small mountain kingdom. Several government members as well as most opposition parties and the king’s brother joined the march, which was accompanied by bells, whistles, songs and speeches. “We will not sell our wool and mohair to the Chinese, we would rather…

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