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Ondo govt. distributes N120m cheques to 2400 farmers

The Ondo State Government has disbursed N120 million to 2,400 farmers comprising 232 groups in the state under the Fadama III Project Additional Financing (AF).
The state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, made this known on Monday during the official flag-off ceremony of Fadama III Additional Financing (AF) and presentation of cheques to farmers in the state.

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Women scientists are needed for agric growth – AWARD

The Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, has said that the continent cannot afford to neglect women scientists in its plan of achieving food sufficiency. She decried the attitude of seeing African Women role in agriculture from the narrow view of women farmers in the villages, forgetting the multitude of women scientists and researchers in agriculture in the continent.

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African leaders target agric business as AGRF opens

Lusaka, Zambia: More than 500 leaders from over 40 countries are expected to attend the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which opensWednesday in Lusaka, Zambia, just as AGRA will be releasing its annual Africa Agricultural Status Report. Also expected at the AGRF 2015 are high-level government officials, leaders of pan-African development organizations, representatives of youth and women’s organizations, academic experts, investors and agriculture business innovators.

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African youths pivotal to agric business

The large and growing African youth population has been described as an incredible resource which needed to be tapped into to usher in a new era of economic prosperity in the fast growing agriculture and food sector. This assertion was made by Hugh Scott, the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) Director at KPMG International Development Advisory Services in Lusaka, Zambia Tuesday as officials from an ambitious, innovative partnership that is investing almost a quarter of a billion dollars in small businesses across Africa met with influential industry and government leaders to discuss unlocking financing for a new generation of African agriculture entrepreneurs.

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