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Friday 05 July 2013

Nigeria

US$300 million will go strait down the drain

The World Bank Monday announced a $300 million credit for Nigeria, to boost the federal government's efforts to expand its agriculture sector, enhance food security as well as to improve nutrition for the rural poor.

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Thursday 20 June 2013

Nigeria

Lift in farm production

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) has proved a success yielding an increase of seven hundred fifty nine billion naira (N759billion) far ahead of the expected target in the sector.

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Wednesday 22 May 2013

Nigeria

US$8 billion in international farm investment

Nigeria's agriculture ministry has attracted $8 billion in foreign investment and aims to boost that to just over $10 billion by 2015, the country's minister of agriculture said this week.

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Sunday 19 May 2013

Nigeria

Corruption will always make farm investment high risk

Is sub-Saharan Africa, in agriculture, the Brazil of the 1970s?

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Saturday 18 May 2013

Nigeria

Building up the farm sector

Managing Director, Dizengoff West Africa (Nigeria) Limited, Mr. Richard Hargrave, speaks about the enhancement of Nigeria’s agricultural productivity through mechanisation and a more scientific approach to farming. Crusoe Osagie provides excerpts

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Thursday 09 May 2013

Nigeria

Throwing good money after bad

THE World Bank has pledged to commit one billion dollars to support Nigeria’s agricultural sector in the next five years.

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Tuesday 07 May 2013

Nigeria

Poultry production

State governor, Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwanwaso, has said that his administration has trained 2,200 people from local government areas across the state in poultry management as a means of empowering them to be self-reliant, according to the Nigerian Tribune.

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Friday 03 May 2013

Nigeria

Farmers and bankers

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has appealed to the Federal Government to give the Bank of Agriculture the same level of attention currently being given to Bank of Industry.

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Monday 25 March 2013

Nigeria

Nothing is as it appears amid the corruption

A total of 7072 cartons of seized contraband poultry products were destroyed and buried by the Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) during the weekend.

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Monday 11 March 2013

Nigeria

The last place anyone wants to invest in

The poultry industry in Nigeria had been rapidly expanding in past years, increasing from 185,300 MT in 2001 to 268,000 MT in 2011.

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Saturday 09 February 2013

Nigeria

This money will be lost in trasit

Niger State government has concluded arrangements in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Union Bank to disburse N1 billion loans to farmers this year's farming season in the state, the Managing Director (MD) of Niger State Agricultural and Mechanization Development Authority (NAMDA), Baba Kutigi Madugu has disclosed.

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Tuesday 29 January 2013

Nigeria

The President in lying because his lips are moving

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted the first meeting of Nigeria’s new Eminent Persons Group (EPG).

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Friday 28 December 2012

Nigeria

Never invest in Nigeria you will lose all

The Nigerian government on Friday called on local and foreign financial institutions to utilize the financing opportunities in the country's agriculture industry.

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Tuesday 25 December 2012

Nigeria

Rice production

The Federal Government has inaugurated a special intervention programme aimed at boosting rice production in ten states of the federation, an effort which it said, would astronomically scale up rice production in 2013.

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Sunday 04 November 2012

Nigeria

Africa's most corrupt nation

As the nation counts its losses following to the recent flooding, the Special Assistant to the President on Social Development and Special Duties, Mrs. Sarah Pane has expressed concern that the nation may not meet its food sufficiency target in rice production.

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Tuesday 23 October 2012

Nigeria

The most corrupt country in Africa

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwunmi Adeshina, has given the assurance that the country will not experience any food shortage next year as a result of the flood ravaging the country as he plans flood insurance for all farmers.

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Monday 15 October 2012

Nigeria

Stone Age farming methods

The Federal Government is working out a special food production plan to grow more food through irrigation in the forthcoming dry season.

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Saturday 22 September 2012

Nigeria

Only fools would invest on this corrupt nation

The World Bank is to invest N160 billion ($1 billion) into Nigeria’s agricultural sector, as part of efforts to boost food production and alleviate poverty in the country.

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Tuesday 18 September 2012

Nigeria

Back to farming

Some decades ago, specifically before the discovery of oil in Nigeria, the coun try prided itself on being an agrarian nation.

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Thursday 30 August 2012

Nigeria

Farm exports to China

The cassava production initiative of the Federal Government has started to yield the expected dividend as farmers may have earned $136 million (about N2 billion) from the produce exported to china in the last few months.

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Sunday 26 August 2012

Nigeria

Any farm investment is very high risk

The President, Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Judith Rodin, has said Nigeria had the capacity to be the agricultural hub of Africa and the continent’s leader in food security.

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Wednesday 01 August 2012

Nigeria

Chinese farm investment

On June 20, 2012, ten agricultural scientists from the Desert Control Research Institute of Gansu in Northwest China visited Nigeria and Niger to embark on a water conservation programme.

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Thursday 26 July 2012

Nigeria

Women in farming

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), made up of 16 African countries, signed an agreement aiming to empower women agricultural entrepreneurs in West Africa with The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) on Monday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of the African Summit.

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Wednesday 25 July 2012

Nigeria

Young people and farming

The feedback received from readers on youth involvements in agriculture is overwhelming.

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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Nigeria

Far too corrupt to give money too

The agricultural sector, once the bedrock of the Nigerian economy, has witnessed a steady decline since the discovery and commercialisation of Nigeria’s abundant hydrocarbon resources.

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Sunday 08 July 2012

Nigeria

Farm finance problems

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Edo has accused Nigerian banks of stifling the growth of the agriculture sector of the economy.

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Nigeria

Jobs in the farm sector

The Federal Government is to create 3.5 million jobs in the agricultural sector by 2015.

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Friday 06 July 2012

Nigeria

Farm investment

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State yesterday said that agriculture remains the key to development of countries, just as he called on the people of the state to take it seriously.

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Sunday 01 July 2012

Nigeria

Smuggling poultry

Agricultural Science students at the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, have called on the Nigerian government to stop the smuggling of poultry products into the country, the Nigerian Tribune reports.

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Thursday 28 June 2012

Nigeria

Poultry farming expanding

The Poultry Association of Nigeria has said the unrestricted trans-border trade among poultry farmers in West Africa will bring N58bn to Nigeria.

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Wednesday 20 June 2012

Nigeria

Improving farm technology

The Lagos State government has recently set up a Farm Service Centre where farmers will be periodically trained to improve their knowledge and skill; where they will table their challenges and constraints for expert advice and where they will get improved seedlings and other agricultural input at reasonable costs.

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Monday 11 June 2012

Nigeria

Farming and corruption

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has urged the Federal Government to evolve an agricultural policy that will effectively trickle down to the grassroots and have the desired maximum impact of creating wealth, food security, generating massive employment among others in the nation, stressing that without agriculture, Nigeria cannot move forward.

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Friday 08 June 2012

Nigeria

Cocoa farming

Nigeria’s 240,000 metric tons per annum cocoa output, which is trailing behind Cote d’Ivoire’s towering 1.3 million metric tons per annum output, is currently threatened, as Ondo state, the country’s leading cocoa producing state, stands to lose between 40 and 50 percent of its midcrop to insect menace.

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Tuesday 05 June 2012

Nigeria

Cocoa farming

Nigeria’s 240,000 metric tons per annum cocoa output, which is trailing behind Cote d’Ivoire’s towering 1.3 million metric tons per annum output, is currently threatened, as Ondo state, the country’s leading cocoa producing state, stands to lose between 40 and 50 percent of its midcrop to insect menace.

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Sunday 03 June 2012

Nigeria

Government and farming

President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken tough against forces that are trying to frustrate the administration's agricultural transformation programmes.

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Saturday 02 June 2012

Nigeria

Farming and assistance

A lecturer at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun State, Prof. Olu Odeyemi has said Nigeria may not achieve food security any time soon because it has not prioritised entrepreneurship in agriculture.

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Monday 28 May 2012

Nigeria

Cleaning up poultry farms

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has sensitized Federal Capital Territory (FCT) poultry farmers on the need to comply with the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification for their products which is the required standard for local manufacturers.

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Friday 25 May 2012

Nigeria

Government poultry farms

Isiukwuato Local Government Area, located in southwest Nigeria, in Abia State, intends to set up an integrated poultry farm with the aims of tackling youth unemployment and generate revenue.

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Tuesday 15 May 2012

Nigeria

Money for farmers

Farmers in six African countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania will benefit from the second phase of the Commercial Products (COMPRO-II) project, the Director for Natural Resource Management and Central Africa with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Bernard Van Lauwe, has said.

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Thursday 10 May 2012

Nigeria

The world's most corrupt country

Ordinarily, the recent rating of Nigeria as the third fastest growing economy in the world should elicit some cheers from Nigerians.

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Saturday 05 May 2012

Nigeria

54 shot dead in Nigerian Cattle Market

At least 54 people were killed after a failed cattle raid in a northeast Nigeria market sparked a retaliatory attack by robbers angry one of their colleagues had been burned alive by herders, an official and witnesses said Thursday.

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Nigeria

More cash handouts will go to waste

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, disclosed yesterday that the World Bank had made commitment to support the nation's agricultural sector with N135 billion in order to boost the economy.

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Monday 30 April 2012

Nigeria

Food and farming problems

President Goodluck Jonathan, at the weekend, lamented that the country’s food import was currently growing at an unacceptable rate of 11 per cent annually.

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Sunday 29 April 2012

Nigeria

Poultry farm problems

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has expressed dismay at the decay of the Imo Modern Poultry in Avutu, Obowo local government of the state and has promised to ensure the farm enterprise was resuscitated.

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Friday 27 April 2012

Nigeria

60 % of Nigerian imports are Chinese

The highest trade volume recorded by Nigeria and China was $10.7 billion in 2011, China's Economic and Commercial Counsellor to Nigeria, Rong Yansong, said.

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Monday 23 April 2012

Nigeria

Dealing with poultry waste

The Lagos State government has introduced a new technology that will transform waste from poultry farms into a rich manure for crop cultivation.

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Monday 16 April 2012

Nigeria

Dealing with bird flu

Biosecurity failures were revealed in a survey of poultry farming in Kogi state, according to new research at Ahmadu Bello University, raising the risk of the introduction and spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the area. Better knowledge and understanding by stakeholders would help reduce the risks, say the researchers.

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Wednesday 11 April 2012

Nigeria

A boost for farming

Niger State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Susan A .Gana, has said that the state government in collaboration with its technical partners has distributed 100, 000 seedlings of citrus and mango to out-growers farmers in the state.

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Tuesday 10 April 2012

Nigeria

Poultry farm problems

Plateau poultry farmers have protested against alleged payment of high fees imposed by officials of the state’s Ministry of Agriculture in the implementation of the eggs mop-up exercise initiated by Governor Jonah Jang.

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Monday 09 April 2012

Nigeria

High risk farm investment a non starter

As part of the Federal Government's efforts to diversify the economy, steps are being taken to attract the American public and businessmen to invest in Nigeria's agricultural sector.

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