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Olam N20bn integrated poultry feed mill set for commissioning

WHEN Olam announced its commitment of over US$100 million (approximately N20 billion) to building the largest integrated animal feed mill, breeding farms and hatchery in Kaduna early this year, not many thought that will become a reality so soon.

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Workers call for better funding of agriculture

In line with the calls by various stakeholders to diversify the nation’s mono-product economy, the Agriculture and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN), at a recent meeting of the forum’s chairmen in Gwagwalada, has called on the Federal Government to increase the budgetary allocation to the agricultural sector to prove its commitment in making the sector the mainstay of the economy.

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How agro-tech helps farmers increase productivity

Over 500 million people in Africa are estimated to live below poverty line. Yet, many African governments, including Nigeria, despite different policies introduced, have not found solutions to eradicate poverty and hunger. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that 233 million people in sub-Saharan Africa were hungry and undernourished from 2014 to 2016.

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