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7 Mar 2015
THE first edition of the National Youth Agric Festival is set to hold in Abuja on March 16, 2015. Endorsed by Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the agricultural festival is organised by the Youth Farm (YFarm) Project in partnership with Oxfam and Trust Africa.   Youth Farm (YFarm) Project is an initiative of Fresh & Young…
7 Mar 2015
AS Olam Nigeria Limited, a leading agri-business company announced its annual results under its Olam Livelihood Charter (OLC), about 12,000 cocoa, cashew and sesame farmers have received over N536 million as financing at zero interest rate.   Head, Corporate and Government Relations, Ade Adefeko, Olam Nigeria said this was in support of smallholder communities in…
7 Mar 2015
AGRICULTURAL scientists and researchers, who conferred at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan last week offered strategies and results that respond directly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations.    In a release by the institute, these, they agree, have marked impact on the lives and livelihoods of smallholder…
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28 Feb 2015
To Invest $100m At Full Capacity IN three months, several tons of African catfish would roll out of a set of earthen fish ponds at Epe, Lagos State, into the fish supply line, other things being equal.   That would be another evidence that investors in the agricultural sector are tapping into the window of…
28 Feb 2015
IN spirited effort to fast track industrialisation in Nigeria, Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, (FIIRO) and National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), Lagos State chapter have joined forces to equip small businesses with technological gadgets.    The move was consummated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two organisations recently.…
28 Feb 2015
• Say Non-Oil Export Being Discouraged THE new Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on repatriation of export proceeds into domiciliary accounts of agriculture entrepreneurs to their respective exporters’ account has come under hammer.    Agricultural products and non-oil exporters said in Lagos that the new policy on repatriation of proceeds within 180 days was…
28 Feb 2015
THE Federal College of Agriculture, Akure is  collaborating in Switzerland Government project  aimed at  developing  manpower for the agric sector.   Known as Capacity Building for Agricultural Education in Nigeria,the  project is to be implemented by Switzerland School of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences on behalf of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in…
21 Feb 2015
• Say Fisheries Acts of 1992 need urgent review  CONCERNED about the challenges facing fisheries and the undesirable impact on the economic fortunes of the stakeholders and the nation, the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) organised a conference at the Nigerian Institute For Oceanography And Marine Research, Victoria Island, Lagos to tackle the issues holistically. …
21 Feb 2015
TO further maintain its prime position as a driver of agricultural research and entrepreneurship in Africa and beyond, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) threw its training drag net to other countries aside Nigeria. Therefore, several youths were brought together in its Ibadan headquarter facilities for a three-day business training and capacity building.   …
21 Feb 2015
THE Kaduna State Government has embarked on the disbursement of loans to farmers in the state under a partnership with the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), with a total sum of N1 billion earmarked for access by farmers.   Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, who spoke at the flag-off of the distribution of cheques to benefiting farmer…
21 Feb 2015
ABOUT 200,000 smallholder farmers has been awarded a grant to help them sell two million tonnes of cassava roots from which processed products like high quality cassava flour, chips for animal feed and cassava starch would be made. It would cover countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.   In this arrangement known…
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14 Feb 2015
• Challenge Of Poor Quality Day-Old-Chicks Face Farms  WITH the massive degradation of the environment and unending oil spillage in the Niger Delta, finding table fish, either from fresh water or marine ecosystem, in naturally likely places as Yenegoa, Port Harcourt, Warri, Calabar and Sapele is getting slimmer by the day. Therefore, and increasingly, fish…

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