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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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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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