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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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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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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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Group Urges Youths‎ To Embrace Agriculture

A Non-governmental Organization, Civil Society for Ethics And Value Development Initiative (CSEVDI), has urged Nigerian youths especially those seeking for white cola jobs to seek alternative in embracing agriculture as the only ways of getting job without any stress and engage employee into the business as it was strived. Speaking at the workshop on developing right ethics in agriculture with the theme ‘Ethical Change In Agriculture For Improved Economic Value’, held at Simeon Adebo Library, Abeokuta, the state capital, Ogun state chapter Coordinator of the NGO, Mr. Abayomi Bajela said…

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Mushroom, Money-Spinner In Nigeria, Says Expert

An expert in agriculture, Mr Ademuwagun Johnson says cultivation of mushroom is a money-spinner in Nigeria. Johnson, who is the co-owner of A & A Integrated Farms, in an interview in Abuja, on Tuesday said that most people were yet to explore its potential. He expressed regrets that people have not explored the potential of mushroom farming in spite of the country’s conducive climate for high volume of mushroom production. According to him, mushroom is an essential vegetable, which regularly grows in the forest with medicinal value. “It is rich…

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AIICO Insurance Unveils New Initiative To Boost Agriculture

…… Economy AIICO Insurance Plc, on Wednesday launched its new product aimed to strengthen the agricultural sector. AIICO Managing Director, Mr Edwin Igbiti, said at the launch of the `AIICO Agriculture insurance’ in Lagos that it would boost agriculture production, economic development and employment rate in the country. Igbiti said the move was in response to the dire need for adequate insurance in protecting investments in agricultural sector having obtained approval from the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to underwrite agriculture insurance. He said the company was uniquely positioned to offer…

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AfDB, Purdue University Hold Conference On Technologies For African Farmers

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: The African Development Bank  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations from September 25-27, 2018, to address how to shift agricultural innovations from research institutions into the developing world, particularly Africa. The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions. Bank President Akinwumi Adesina will be the keynote speaker at…

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FG To Generate N6bn From Concession Of 20 Silos – Ogbeh

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the concessioning of 20 out of its 33 Silos to private sector operators at the cost of N6 billion. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. He said the Silos built at different parts of the country were being concessioned for 10 years….

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FG Partners Faith-Based Organisations To Boost Agriculture

The Federal Government has called on the Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) to collaborate with the government by investing in agriculture to ensure food sufficiency in the country. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at the 2018 Faith-Based Organisations Agricultural Summit. The summit has its theme: “The Sustainable Agricultural Revolution; The Role of Faith-Based Organisations.” Adefulire noted that the summit was apt as it would focus on how to strengthen and promote self-sustenance in food production and…

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Agric Bank Disburses N895m As Loan To Farmers, Others

…….. In Kwara The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) has disbursed the sum of N895, 545, 564 to farmers and other categories of businesses as loan in Kwara State since the inception of the bank in 1972. Managing director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO), of the bank, Alhaji Kabir Mohammed Adamu made this known in Erin-Ile, Kwara at the commissioning of Erin-Ile branch of Bank of Agriculture. The MD/CEO was represented by Mr Emmanuel Ameh, the Executive Director, Retail Operations. The MD noted that out of this amount, the sum of…

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