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Imo to benefit from FG’s Agric scheme

Imo state is among the Niger Delta states that will benefit from the Federal Government‘s Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise for the Nine Niger-Delta States (LIFE-ND).  The programme is being undertaken in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, which has set up a project steering committee for the programme. LIFE-ND is meant […]

FG trains, equips 70 youths in poultry farming in Oyo

In its bid to enhance production skills and engage more youths in poultry farming, Federal Government has trained another batch of 70 youths in poultry production, processing and Marketing in Oyo North Senatorial district. Apart from the training, the beneficiaries were also giving starter parks, 100 birds, cage, 10 bags of feeds and other materials […]

Zamfara, Chinese investors sign agreement on agric, mining

The Zamfara state Government has signed agreement with Chinese investors on mining, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and power generation in the state.  A statement by the Special Adviser to Gov. Bello Matawalle on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Mr Zailani Bappa, on Friday said that it was aimed at boosting economic activities in the state.  Bappa […]

Food security : Sen. Sirika inaugurates committee to review impact of seasonal rainfall

By Victor Akaa, Abuja The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika has inaugurated inter-ministerial committee on food security in Abuja. A statement made available to News headquarter signed by Sani Datti for the Director, Public Affairs,James Odauda said the committee was charged with the responsibility to review from 2015-2018 the impact of seasonal rainfall prediction […]

Senate Committee on Agriculture wants ABP returned to FMARD

Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Senate Committee Chairman on Agriculture has urged the Federal Government to move the operations and management of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). According to the Senator, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is not rightly positioned to carry out the operations […]

Research Lead laments decline in cotton value chain

Director, Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Umar-Abubakar, has decried the decrease in the contribution of cotton to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 25 percent to 0.4 percent in two decades. Umar-Abubakar expressed this at the 2019 Annual Cotton Master Sample and Production Meeting held at Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday. […]

AfDB’s Adesina lauds IITA for advancing Africa’s good security

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has lauded the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) for its contributions toward youths’ entrepreneurship in Africa’s agriculture and furthering the course of food security in the continent. Adesina who made the commendation at a reception organized to celebrate his feats stated that the work […]