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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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The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it plans to increase its loans to Nigeria by over 8 billion Dollars next year with investments in energy, infrastructure and agriculture. President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina says AfDB plans to help set up ‘staple crop processing zones’ and create agribusiness clusters across the country to […]Continue Reading
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‎President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the appointment of an interim Managing director/CEO, as well as Executive Directors for the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). A statement obtained from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, said that the appointment, would speed up the plan of the Federal Government in ensuring easier access to agricultural funds by farmers, […]Continue Reading
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The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk-Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Group Crédit Agricole (GCAM), a top-ranking Moroccan financial institution to boost agricultural development in Nigeria. The Managing Director of NIRSAL, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed, and the Chairman of GCAM, Mr. Tariq Sijilmassi, signed the MoU on Continue Reading
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  Africa, which imports nearly 83% of the food it consumes, has a real chicken and egg problem. The continent is caught between pressure from imports in some countries and an inability to meet demand in others. Africa’s chicken crisis is an expression of overall weaknesses in its agricultural system. If Africa cannot raise its grain production it cannot […]Continue Reading
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African farmers are set to benefit from tens of billions of dollars pledged by African leaders, development banks, the private sector and international donors at a conference in Nairobi this week. Commitments of more than $30 billion have been made so far at the African Green Revolution Forum, to transform agriculture on the continent over […]Continue Reading