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Oil Palm Devt: NPPAN demands establishment of Nigeria Oil Palm Development Council

Says farmers need 10 million sprouted nuts By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The National Palm Produce Association of Nigeria, NPPAN, Sunday, demanded Nigeria Oil Palm Development Council, NOPDC, to meet the vision and aspirations of the Buhari –led administration to diversify the economy through agriculture. The demand was made by the National President, NPPAN, Alphonsus
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FG approves N13bn to fight quelea birds, locusts, grasshoppers in 12 States

By Gabriel Ewepu ABUJA – THE Federal Government, Friday, disclosed it approved N13 billion intervention fund to fight quelea birds, locusts, grasshoppers and other pests in 12 States in the north. This was made known in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Theodore Ogaziechi, which explained that
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Democracy Day: Buhari assures farmers availability, affordability of fertilizers

Deploys 5,000 Agro-Rangers to protect farmers, investments As cotton, garment industries receive CBN’s intervention By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja As Nigeria and Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day on June 12, 2020, and 21 years of uninterrupted democratic dispensation, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a national broadcast to commemorate the day, assured farmers of availability and affordability of
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Report faults funding for agricultural research in Africa

Report faults funding for agricultural research in Africa

By Jimoh Babatunde A new report by Biovision, IPES-Food and the UK-based Institute of Development Studies has revealed that only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa is being used to transform food and farming systems. Kenya ranks third in sub-Saharan Africa in spending on agricultural research after Nigeria and South Africa. The Money
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The need for radical shift in Africa’s agricultural funding models

Women group seeks more funding for agriculture

The Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) on Monday urged the Federal Government to allocate more funds to agriculture as a critical sector, as it reviews the 2020 budget. SWOFON’s President, Mary Afan, made the call in a virtual briefing with newsmen. Afan noted that with the shortage of revenue occasioned by the COVID-19
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FG commences distribution of farm inputs to farmers in Kaduna amid COVID-19 crisis

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Federal Government, Monday, disclosed commencement of distribution of farm inputs to farmers in Kaduna State amid the ravaging Coronavirus, COVID-19 crisis. This was made known in a statement signed by the Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development, Theodore Ogaziechi, which the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development,
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