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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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CBN Anchor Borrowers: RIFAN Distributes Inputs To 227 Farmers

….. In Bayelsa The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Bayelsa State Chapter, on Thursday started the distribution of farm inputs to 227 of its members on the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) meant to empower farmers in the country.   Chairman, of RIFAN, Bayelsa State, Mr Ezikiel Ogbianko, gave the figure at the begining of the wet season farming in Yenagoa.   Ogbianko noted that the inputs included 1, 200 bags of NPK (rice blend, fertiliser); 64 cartons of pesticide (Force-up) of different…

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1000 Farmers Benefit From CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme

….Says Farmers Body In Kwara Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kwara State branch, Mr Ajibola Tajudeen, said on Thursday that 1,000 of its members had benefited from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s Anchor Borrowers Programme. Speaking in Ilorin, Tajudeen said that it was untrue that only politicians benefited from the scheme facilitated jointly by the CBN and the state government. He said that the selection of beneficiaries was transparent and cut across the 16 local government areas in the state. He said that many local farmers in different…

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FG Seeks Lending Rates Reduction By Banks To Farmers

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has appealed to commercial banks to reduce their lending rates to farmers to spur the development of agriculture in Nigeria. Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at a three-day conference on: “Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project’’ organised by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Abuja, Ogbeh said the high interest rate being charged by commercial banks on loans to farmers is inimical to the growth and development of agriculture. The minister pointed out that the government was committed to encourage…

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Agric Can Solve Nigeria’s Enormous Problems – Olaye, MD/CEO, Ayoola Foods

The Managing Director/CEO of Ayoola Foods Limited, Mr Segun Olaye, shares his business’ success story and challenges, among other things. Excerpts: It’s been said often that agriculture is the way out of Nigeria’s economic recession. As an agricultural entrepreneur, what’s your view on this? That statement is quite correct, if we do it the right way, because when hunger is out of your problems, I think you can think further. They say a hungry man is an angry man. I don’t see how a nation that can’t feed its people…

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Farmers’ Little Savings In Plateau Birth Microfinance Bank

Barely two years of its take-off, the first farmers’ microfinance bank in Nigeria, is recording a steady growth. The bank, which is the second of its type in Africa was established by the farmers in all 17 local government areas of Plateau State under the financial and technical support of FADAMA III project in the state. This project was conceived, nurtured and came to be by support of the office of the state coordinator of FADAMA III project, and that is why we are here today celebrating the victory that…

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Agric: Niger, NIRSAL Begin Mechanised Farming  With 200 Tractors

As an agrarian state and in a bid to cash on its comparative advatage, Niger State Government is partnering  with the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) to boost mechanized farming in the state and opportunities in the agricultural value- chain. Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State stated this yesterday when he played host of the management of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) in  Government House, Minna the state capital. The Governor  noted that the partnership between the state and NIRSAL under the…

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