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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has launched the rice regional offensive initiative set to achieve self-sufficiency in rice production for all member states by 2025. Principal Programme Officer and head, ECOWAS Agriculture Division, Ernest Aubee, says the regional body in partnership with Competitive Africa Rice Initiative (CARI) in Nigeria, Burkina Continue Reading
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  President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Security Adviser, retired Brigadier General Babagana Monguno and other security agencies to allow and protect the movement of all agricultural goods in the country. The presidential directive is in fulfillment of government’s promise to ensure even distribution of fertilizers and other agricultural Continue Reading
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  President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Akinwumi Adesina says the group will invest twenty-four billion dollars in agriculture over the next ten years to raise agricultural productivity in Africa. Speaking in the United States during the 94th annual US Department of Agriculture’s Outlook Forum, Adesina recommends agriculture as the potential to completely Continue Reading
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  The Svalbard Global Seed Vault dubbed the world’s largest seed bank, now holds one million, fifty-nine thousand, six hundred and forty-six (1,059,646) unique crop varieties. The Vault, also known as “doomsday vault” attained the score after receiving depositors from 23 seed banks around the world on Monday bearing more than seventy thousand (70,000) samples […]Continue Reading
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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in partnership with some State Governments and several private sector groups, has disbursed over fifty-five point five billion naira to over two hundred and fifty farmers, who cultivated about three hundred thousand hectares of farmland for rice, wheat, maize, cotton, soybeans, cassava among others. Speaking at the Out-Grower Programme Continue Reading
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After correcting the hitches with the inaugural attempted at joining the global yam trade, Nigeria, the world’s largest producer of yam is ready for the second batch of export to United Europe and America. Chairman of the Technical Committee on Yam Export, Professor Simon Irtwange says exporters are finalizing processes to export another consignment of […]Continue Reading
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  Famine Early Warning Systems Network, FEWSNET a leading provider of information and analysis on food security has warned that Nigeria and 44 other countries may require emergency food assistance in 2018. According to a recent FEWSNET report, an estimated 76 million people will need emergency food assistance this year, adding that provision of humanitarian […]Continue Reading