Farmers, processors lament challenges of rice production, ask for help
Rice farmers and processors have lamented high cost of transportation, shortage of electricity supply and expensive planting inputs as challenges confronting the industry despite the market created through the government policies on food importation.
Bauchi: 9,000 rice farmers register for dry season farming
More than 9, 000 rice farmers have registered for 2019/2020 dry season farming in Bauchi State, under the Fadama III Project to increase production of local rice.
Maize, rice farmers accuse NIRSAL of diverting CBN loans
Nigerian maize and rice farmers have accused Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing in Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), an offshoot of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), of delaying their maize and rice cultivation for the year by unnecessarily holding back a loan already released by the apex bank. The farmers, under a cooperative society known as HOPE CONCEPT,…
Association begins registration of 2,000 rice farmers in Daura LGA
Daura Local Government chapter of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has commenced the registration of 2,000 large scale rice farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.