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Vote Based On Issues, Expert Counsels Farmers

The smallholder farmers have been advised not to give in to politicians’ empty promises, but to vote based on issues in forthcoming elections. Teaching a select group of farmers’ cooperatives at the week end in Owerri and Asaba a day before, Mrs. Nnennaya Enyinna Emeremadu admonished the farmers to “do issue-based voting.” In her words, the Executive Director of CARA Development Foundation told the farmers: “Identify your needs and present your expectations to politicians. If possible, make them sign. You can use your voice to change things. You can come…

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Zik Prize: Ogbeh Seeks Single Digit Interest Rate For Agric Lending

…..grateful for recognition The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has expressed gratitude to the organisers of the Zik Prize for Leadership, an event that took place in Lagos on Sunday night. He spoke a day after the award. “Personally, let me say that I appreciate and I am really grateful to Zik Prize Committee because it is an encouragement. It’s a fitting reward for one who has come into a certain line of public service with a great deal of personal action,” Ogbeh said. Reflecting further on…

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Feeding Africa From A New Soil Improvement Paradigm

Africa’s population is growing rapidly and the inhabitants on the continent are speedily urbanising. In 2016, the continent was home to 1.216 billion people. The 2015 revision of the World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables, a publication of the United Nations, projected, however, that  this figure will more than double to  2.478 billion people in 2050, while it will be about 1.679 billion people in 2030.   The significance of this population increase will be brought to bear on many indices of human life on the continent. Considering…

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