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Benue flood: 90,000 farmers lost 300,000 hectares of farmland worth over N4bn – AFAN

As victims of flood in Benue State continue to count their losses, more than 90,000 farmers across the 21 affected Local Government Areas of the state were said to have lost over N4 billion to the ravaging flood.

NSCDC nab suspected vandal dozing off at crime scene

A man who claimed to be a farmer, Usman Jubril, has been arrested for allegedly vandalising a solar energy system installed in Government College, Ajara, Badagry, Lagos State.

Flooding: Food scarcity imminent – farmers

The Chairman of Benue State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Aondoana Ohembe, has reiterated Governor Samuel Ortom’s concern that the country risks food shortage, following last week’s flooding which devastated several communities in the state.

Kebbi govt to export rice – Gov. Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi says the state is planning to produce rice and livestock in commercial quantities for export to earn foreign exchange.

I want to export Kebbi rice, goats to US, Japan – Bagudu

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has said that one of his missions in the state was to ensure rice, goats and other agriculture produce from indigenous farmers reach New York City and Japan.

Nestle striding to improve livelihoods with SMS project – Uwadoka

Nestlé Nigeria’s says it is using its Sorghum and Millet in the Sahel (SMS) Project to improve livelihoods across the communities in which the company operates, a top official has said.

Fed govt to take over USAID programme to improve food security

The Federal Government is to take over the Maximising Agricultural Revenue and Key Enterprises in Targeted Sites II (MARKETS II) programme of the USAID to improve food security in the country.

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