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Inflation in Nigeria; the way out for Nigerian fish farmers (Part 1)

It is no longer news the harsh economic conditions Nigerians go through today. The sudden rise in inflation (from 12 to 16 per cent) and the weakened Nigeria currency has resulted in astronomical rise in prices of goods and services … Continue reading

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Ogbeh solicits full participation of Nigerians in agric development

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has enjoined Nigerians, particularly the elites, to engage in agriculture to boost food production. The minister made this call while speaking at the Sectoral Debate on strategies for diversification of … Continue reading

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Nigeria, Ghana, Others to Benefit from $3.3m Rice Production Grant

Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Mrs. Fidelia Njeze Dele Ogbodo in Abuja Four African countries-Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tanzania – are to benefit from the $3.3 million grant provided by … Continue reading

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Unending Controversy About Nigeria’s Rice Policy

By Joke Falaju Abuja — The backward integration policy of the Federal Government in the rice value chain for some time have been generating heated debate in the media, with some investors accusing government of granting import waiver to stakeholders … Continue reading

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Adesina Unveils Approved Bidders for Agric Equipment Centres

The Federal Government Tuesday unveiled 80 bid winners for its agricultural equipment hiring centres, which are to be deployed in 29 states across the country. The agriculture equipment enterprise centre, set up to provide affordable mechanized services to farmers, is … Continue reading

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Nigeria to Earn N200bn from Maize Production

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina has said that with the current Agricultural Transformation Agenda, it is expected that maize will add N200 billion to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He said that the government … Continue reading

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