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Dangote Fertiliser’s Imminent Roll Out Excites Ogun Farmers

Farmers in Ogun state have said that they are eagerly awaiting the commencement of operations of the Dangote Fertiliser plant which is expected to roll out its first bag anytime from now. The farmers made this known during an interaction with the Dangote Fertiliser team at the on-going 10th Gateway International Trade Fair holding in Abeokuta. Secretary of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Ogun State Chapter, Prince Abiodun Ogunjimi explained that the farmers have heard a lot about Dangote Fertiliser and that given the uniqueness of Dangote products, they are…

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Ministry Trains 50 Farmers On Coconut Value Chain

……In Edo The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FEMARD) has organised a 2-day training for 50 coconut farmers to improve the value chain. Speaking while declaring open the training in Benin, the Minister, Mr Sabo Nanono, said that the training was to improve the livelihood of coconut farmers. Nanono said that the training was done through the integrated coconut based agro-forestry system and plantation establishment organised under coconut value chain of the ministry. Represented by Mr Bernard Ukattah, Deputy Director, FEMARD, Nanono stated that the training was done…

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Gov Masari Seeks CBN Funds For Katsina Farmers To Boost Productivity

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to allocate more funds to farmers in order to enhance agricultural productivity in the country. Masari said this at the State Award Ceremony for the Best Farmer of the Year, 2020, organised under the auspices of the Board of Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS), on Wednesday, in Katsina. “We appreciate what you have done, but it is not enough, if you look at other sectors of the economy, what comes to the agricultural sector is not…

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Agric Minister Commends IFAD For Portfolio Worth $360m In Nigeria

The Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammed Nanono has commended the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for over 360 million dollars grant towards agricultural development in Nigeria. Nanono says collaboration and partnership arising from international development/donor cooperation have indeed yielded positive result in the development of Nigeria’s agricultural sector. Speaking on Tuesday in his office at the inauguration ceremony of the combined National Steering Committee and Review/Approval of 2021 Annual Work Plan and budget for three IFAD – assisted projects Nanono  said IFAD’s assistance action was aligned with the agricultural priorities…

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Farmers Clamour For Inclusive Budgeting To Boost Food Security

Farmers under the aegis of Association of Small Scale Agro Producers (ASSAPIN) have called on Nasarawa State to involve community stakeholders in its budgeting process for effectivness. Mr Joshua Jonathan, National President of ASSAPIN made a call on Friday at a one-day workshop on inclusive budgeting using Community Development Plan (CDP) held in Akwanga. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Mada Hills, an NGO, to enlighten community stakeholders how to prioritise their needs and push for its inclusion in government’s budget. Jonathan said…

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Gov Wike Urges CBN To Extend Agric Loan To Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to extend its agriculture development loan schemes to the state. Wike made the call on Monday in Port Harcourt when the Minister of State for Agriculture, and Rural Development Mr Mustapha Shehuri visited him. The governor said that the CBN was being political in the implementation of the agriculture loan. “We are among the states being denied access to loans meant for agriculture development. “It is wrong to play politics with certain issues, we should be…

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Agric Ministry Inaugurates 4-Day Training For 1,110 Extension Agents

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services on Monday inaugurated a four-day training for 1,110 extension agents in Gwagwalada, FCT. The Acting Director, FCT-Agricultural Development Project, Nwokedi Fidelis, at the inauguration, said training the agents on tools, methodologies and agricultural value chains would go a long way to increase the knowledge and skills of potential agents in the ministry. According to him, it is expected that at the end of the training, agricultural production and income of the rural…

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Ex-Gov Oni Condemns Killing Of Farmers In Ekiti

Ex-Governor Segun Oni of Ekiti State has joined others to condemned the recent killings of farmers in Isaba, Ikole Ekiti, by unidentified assailants on Sunday, March, 7. Oni in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Monday called on security agencies to bring the perpetrators of the dastard act to swift justice. According to him, this act of wickedness and callousness is totally unacceptable and I strongly condemn this inhumanity to farmers. He said the recent killing of the farmers had not only created palpable fears among the farmers, but lowered their morale…

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Agric Institute Seeks Early Distribution Of Inputs By Govt To Farmers

The Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has urged government to distribute inputs to farmers early, in order for the beneficiaries to harvest the desired outcomes of such interventions. Director of the institute, Prof. Mohammed-Faguji Ishiyaku, who gave the advice while speaking on Sunday, in  Zaria noted that often times, the preparations  for the distribution of inputs to farmers was carried out late, thereby  making the intervention getting to the end users sometimes around August. ”By that time (August) the rainy  season has gone far, it will…

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Pantami Distribute Digital Farming Implements To 140 Gombe Youths

William Attah, Gombe Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami says Nigeria must embrace digital Agriculture if the country must address future hunger challenge. He stated this at the commencement of a one week training and distribution of Smart devices, fertilizer, Pesticides, among other items and N100,000.00 to each of the trainees in Gombe State University, venue of the training. The programme is under the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) empowerment programme which is to be implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) with…

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