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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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Stakeholders Task Kwara Gov-elect To Focus On Agric For Employment, Revenue

Agricultural experts have called on the Kwara Governor-elect, Abdurrahman Abdulrazaq to focus more on agriculture to generate employment for the youths and boost the revenue of the state. The experts made the call on Friday in Ilorin in papers they delivered at the opening of a two-day workshop organised by the Kwara Transition Committee set up by the Governor-elect. The theme of the workshop was “Realizing the agricultural potentials of Kwara State — the Value Chain Approach”. The experts commended Abdulrazaq for seeking practical answers to how the state can…

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Agric Cooperative Societies Get N26m Grant In Ogun

No fewer than 26 Agricultural Cooperative Societies, from six Local Government Areas in Ogun State have been supported with N26m grant, to improve their farming techniques for maximum profit, productivity and increase food supply in the State. ‎The Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ms. Adenrele  Adesina, while presenting cheques to beneficiaries in Abeokuta, advised them to use the grant  for the right purpose and ensure every member of the cooperative Societies benefited. ‎According to her, the grant was the highpoint to round up the 3-day Agricultural Production Improvement course for Ogun State Agricultural…

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Forests’ Abuse ‘ll Cost Us Exotic Plant Species, Says Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote says future looks very gloomy for Nigerian forests due to the over-exploitation of economic trees and other vital forests resources. Mrs. Odusote Stated this in Abuja today, on the occasion of the “2019 International Day of Forests.” She noted that this year’s celebration – “Forests and Education” as well as its slogan “Learn to Love our Forests” clearly re-inforces the need to educate ourselves on the importance of the forests and learn how to appreciate and use them…

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Buhari Assures On More Measures To Boost Agric

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Daura promised to introduce new programmes and projects that will make agriculture more attractive to Nigerians and increase jobs in the sector. Speaking to representatives of community and development associations from Daura Emirate in Katsina State who came to his home to congratulate him on his re-election, President Buhari said: ‘‘Nigerians are already benefiting from the good agricultural policies of this administration, lifestyles are changing and standards of living among the poor are rising. “Investments in Agriculture will be sustained. In the last three and…

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Agric Minister: Mechanised Farming ‘ll Entice Youths To Farming

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, has said that investment in mechanised farming would entice Nigerian youths to embrace agriculture as a sustainable means of livelihood. Ogbeh said this through his Senior Special Adviser, Miss Mosumola Umoru, at the premiere of the “Back to Soil” TV series, an independent production, on Sunday night at IMAX Cinemas in Lagos. Ogbeh said that one of the advocacies of the government was for farmers to move from the crude method of farming, using hoes and cutlasses to the mechanised…

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Agriculture Business Slider 

Economic Volatility: Dangote Steps Up Investments In Agriculture

…Thumbs Up Federal Government’s Economic Blueprint Against the background of Nigeria’s economic vulnerability, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has stated that the current efforts of the Federal Government at diversifying the economy to an agriculture centered one remains the viable solution to creating a healthy economy. Speaking at the weekend in his office during a meeting with some business men from the Asia, in Lagos Dangote said it was because of his belief in the government approach at re-energizing the economy and make it export oriented that made him…

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