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16 Sep 2016
To cushion the effects of recession and boost household income, many Nigerians, according to second quarter figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), are exploring opportunities in primary agriculture...
16 Sep 2016
There seems to be a new vigour to invest in agriculture and at a forum held last week, African leaders, businesses and major development partners have pledged 30 billion dollars in investments to increase production, income...
9 Sep 2016
The Programme Director of Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), Dara Akala, said the plan was that by 2021, the Nigerian cassava sector, in terms of investment and volume of trade would be worth $5billion.
5 Sep 2016
Africa is a continent where, at least outwardly, we like to celebrate our diversity—the rich variety that can be found in our many cultures, languages, fashions, flora and fauna.
3 Sep 2016
Don’t forget that before we discovered oil in Nigeria, agriculture was a very serious venture; the west was known for Cocoa; the North for groundnut and the East for palm oil.
3 Sep 2016
Kwara State like many of its contemporaries in the North Central zone is no doubt an agrarian settlement. The presence of three of the existing federal government- owned agricultural institutions in the state probably attest to this claim.
3 Sep 2016
Obviously, before the discovery of crude oil in Nigeria, Agriculture was the country’s major source of revenue. But with oil boom, successive governments abandoned and neglected the agricultural sector completely.
12 Aug 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s determination to continue to accord agriculture premium importance through programmes and initiatives designed to motivate citizens to produce enough food to feed the nation.
25 Jul 2016
The most popular claim today about the Nigerian economy is that since the price of crude petroleum in the international market crashed, agriculture is Nigeria’s future; economic diversification is achieved by investing in agriculture.
17 Jul 2016
And now that the country’s fortunes are dwindling, the folly of neglecting this vital sector and the resultant unsavoury effects are staring everyone squarely in the face
10 Jul 2016
A few days before he was killed, the then Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello, (1909-1966), Sardauna of Sokoto incorporated a company called the New Nigeria Development Company.
4 Jul 2016
Ideally Nigeria should be close to self sufficiency with its food requirements. A few decades ago the country was the leading producer of a number of agric-related products such as palm oil, rubber, cocoa, sorghum, millet and the list goes on.

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