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AFAN tells federal government to fulfill promise on rice processing plants

The Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Lagos Chapter, Mr Femi Oke, has urged the Federal Government to fulfill its promise of building rice processing plants in the six geopolitical zones.

Niger government purchases N2.2 billion tractors for 2018 farming season

Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger on Tuesday said that the state government had procured 130 tractors and accessories worth N2.2 billion, to boost agricultural mechanisation ahead of the 2018 farming season.

Herders, farmers strike peace deal in Enugu

Cattle breeders and farmers in Enugu State on Thursday, entered into an agreement that will ensure enduring peaceful coexistence between the two groups.

Nigeria has 22 million cattle worth N3.4 trillion

Nigeria has a total of 22 million cattle valued at N3.4 trillion aside the staggering number of goats and sheep.

NEPAD: Climate change impedes agricultural yields

Mrs Gloria Akobundu, the National Coordinator of New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) in Nigeria, says climate change is impeding agricultural processes leading to reduction in crop yields.

Farmers laud Plateau govt on tractor scheme

The Plateau Chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), has lauded the State Government for introducing tractor ownership scheme for farmers.

Group unveils report to end farmers, herdsmen conflicts

Synergos Nigeria, an NGO, on Thursday said it was developing new controlled grazing mechanism to address the herdsmen and farmers conflicts in parts of the Northern Region.

Kogi govt to evolve cassava value chain policy, organise mini-summit

The Kogi Government has partnered with Synergos Nigeria to evolve a Cassava Value Chain policy as part of efforts to reposition the agriculture sector in line with the Federal Government’s policy.

2018: Kwara govt to engage 10,000 youth farmers

The Kwara State Government, on Sunday, said it has commenced plans to engage 10,000 youth farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) newly-introduced Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme (AADS).

1,000 farmers to benefit from cassava programme in Edo – AFAN

One thousand farmers including the youths in Edo will benefit from cassava programme by the state government, an official has said.

AFAN wants direct sales of fertilizer to farmers

All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Edo has appealed to Gov. Godwin Obaseki to ensure fertilizer from the state owned fertilizer plant are sold directly to farmers in the state.

Kano to set up mobile court to recover agric loans

The Kano State Government is to set up a mobile court to recover loans from defaulters of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers‘ Programme.

Herdsmen invade Kogi community, kill 10 farmers

Ten people were reportedly killed on Friday when herdsmen invaded Omala in Kigi East and Omi in Yagba West local council, Kogi State.

North East farmers lament difficulty accessing insurance

Farmers in the North East, under the aegis of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), have decried the difficulty faced by their members to access insurance cover as a result of stringent bureaucratic bottlenecks.

Federal govt plans to lend to farmers at 7% interest rate – Audu Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, on Thursday said that plans were ongoing to restructure the Bank of Agriculture for greater efficiency.

Farmers want more agricultural infrastructure

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have called on government to increase investment in agricultural infrastructure across the country.

Governor Fayose proposes death penalty for cultists, offers N1m for useful information

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has said the state is sponsoring a bill against incessant killings by student cultists on the state university campus.

Genetically-modified crops not harmful to Nigerians – ARCN

The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) has dismissed reports that genetically-improved crop varieties were harmful to the health of Nigerians.

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Armed policemen invade Kingsley Kuku’s residence

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