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KANO — Over 14,250 small holder farmers received inputs under its Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP), supported by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) from the Kano State government. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje while speaking at the event in Kano said the empowerment was also to assist in ensuring food security in the state. “The inputs worth millions of naira for livestock fattening and reproduction schemes, were given to 3,000 women and youths while inputs for crop residue...

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MINNA — The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) assisted Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) on Thursday said that the intervention would support vulnerable farmers affected by insecurity and flood with a 1million dollars grant. Dr. Mathew Ahmed, the Niger Programme Coordinator, IFAD-VCDP, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He said that the intervention would support farmers in the nine VCDP participating states....

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Mohammed Abubakar, the minister of agriculture and rural development, has vowed to ensure that his ministry maintains a good relation with security agencies to reduce the illegal importation of rice through land borders. He said this at a meeting of the steering committee of the national task force on illegal importation. This is according to a statement from the ministry’s senior information officer, signed by Mabel Mbosire. Abubakar stated that the improvement of the rice...

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LAGOS — The Adamawa State Government has formally unveiled its Agribusiness support programme at an Investors dinner held in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. According to a statement by Governor Fintiri’s Press Secretary Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, the homegrown Agribusiness Programme is the first of its kind in the capital market in Nigeria. Fintiri said his administration is committed to navigating the market conscious of the burden of responsibility not only to the investing community but to...

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BAUCHI — The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has trained more than 50 farmers on controlling the effects of pests and diseases in groundnut production to improve production in the country. The Minister of the ministry, Dr. Mohammmed Abubakar, stated this at the capacity building workshop for groundnut farmers on good agricultural practice and groundnut production on Thursday in Bauchi. He said the aim of the workshop was to educate farmers on the...

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KANO — Kano State government has pledged to continue to encourage and promote the farming and sales of onions and other commodities in order to open opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths. Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made this known when members of the National Onion Producers, Processors, and Marketers Association Of Nigeria paid a visit to him at the Government House, Kano. Represented by his deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the Governor said Kano State had...

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ABUJA — In an effort to curb the farmers and herders crisis plaguing the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the establishment of farm estates in 108 senatorial districts across the country. The president directed the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to create farm estates and also fish villages for women and internally displaced persons. Executive secretary of NALDA, Paul Ikonne, disclosed the development at a press briefing after meeting with the president on...

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YOLA — A  Non-Governmental Organization, NGO Mercy Corps, has launched Agrochemicals Safety Ambassadors under its programme “Feed the Future Rural Resilience Activity” by Funded United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Mercy Corps with support from Save the children. At the launch held at American University of Nigeria AUN hotel Yola, Adamawa state Commissioner for Agriculture Alhaji Umar Iya Daware commended the organization for its stride in ensuring food safety in Adamawa,...

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ABUJA — The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) said about 800 beneficiaries had been selected to benefit from its integrated farm estate in Imo and Abia. The Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, gave the details in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Ikonne said that the programme was to complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate of providing food sufficiency in Nigeria under the “Grow hat you eat and eat what you grow Initiative’’....

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Osun State Government on Tuesday distributed 100,000 cocoa seedlings to about 1,000 farmers in the state as well as agrochemicals, hand-spraying tools, limes, and other farm inputs to about 1,000 farmers across the Local Government Areas of the state. The Government also inaugurated Osun Broilers Outgrowers Production Scheme III (OBOPS) to enhance the capacity of the livestock production and turn around the fortune of the scheme to be more profitable and attractive to farmers in...

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