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Central bank urges cottton farmers to pay up Anchor Borrowers loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has urged the leadership of the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN), to prevail on the 30, 000 cotton farmers in Kano state who benefited from the Anchor Borrower programme to ensure prompt payment of the loan facility.

$57 budget 2020 oil benchmark unrealistic – central bank

The $57 oil benchmark adopted by the Federal Government in the 2020 budget may be unrealistic as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called for its downward review.

Central bank commences intervention to resuscitate cassava production

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, announced the measures in Abuja while speaking at a meeting with State Governors of Cassava Producing States and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Cassava Growers Association and Large Scale Cassava Processors.

Nigeria’s relationship with Germany should not end with automobile – ministry

This came as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Ring West Africa Limited, producer of Cassanovas Chips, Thomas Hirsch, said he decided to site his factory in Nigeria since the country is the major producer of cassava in the world.
The Permanent Secretary, Mohammad Lawal Shehu Kebbi State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, who identified lack of improved seedling as major challenge faced by farmers in the state charged the farmers to redouble their efforts to sustain Nigeria as a nation which can feed it population without interventions of foreign countries.

Federal government to unify over 198,000 farmers in Kebbi for regular interventions

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) has charged various farmers Associations in Kebbi State to converged under the umbrella of All Farmers Association (AFAN) for proper interventions and regulations by federal government.

Border closure: Cassava gaining more industrial relevance – association

Nigeria’s closure of its land borders will increase industrial use of cassava and other local agricultural produce, the National Cassava Processors and Marketers Association (NCAPMA) has said.

Nigeria’s seed council controls 70 percent of West Africa seed industry

Nigeria’s National Seed Council (NSC) has now emerged the dominant force in the West Africa seed industry, controlling about 70 percent of the agricultural seeds used in the sub-region.

IITA unveils digital tools for agricultural transformation

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on Friday unveiled digital tools that are helping to transform farming, improving yield and livelihoods of farmers.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Federal government will welcome Russia’s agribusiness in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Former President Obasanjo urges DRC to use agriculture to reduce food import bill

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to invest in agriculture, particularly cassava, soybean, cowpea and plantain to help Africa cut down annual food imports estimated at $50billion.

Nigeria loses over N3 trillion in non-oil exports – NEXIM chief

Nigeria has lost about $10 billion (about N3.6 trillion) over the past five decades in non-oil export opportunities, comprising crops such as cocoa, oil palm, cotton and groundnut.

CropIT, IITA to launch Nigeria’s first digital advisory agric platform

CropIT Nigeria Limited (CropIT) in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have concluded plans to launch a robust digital platform that will impact more than 5,000,000 farmers and over 100,000 agricultural extension officers.

Official: Central bank, governors agree to develop agric sector

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and governors of the 36 states of the federation on Thursday agreed to pool resources to develop the agricultural potentials in their domains and create jobs.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun governor seeks assembly’s approval to access N1.5 billion loan

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has written the the state House of Assembly seeking approval to access a concessionary loan of N1.5billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme with a single-digit interest rate.
Bank of Agriculture - BoA

Anchor Borrowers: BOA’s N84 billion reached 500,000 farmers directly – MD

The Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Malam Kabir Adamu, has said that the Bank disbursed N84 billion to farmers during the Anchor Borrower Program (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun begins agricultural revolution, unveils anchor borrowers’ scheme

Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun has unveiled the State Anchor Borrowers’ Scheme, signaling the commencement of an agricultural revolution in the state.

Victor Iyama: Why cassava bread is not in the market

President, Federation of Agricultural Commodity Association of Nigeria, Dr. Victor Iyama, says millers’ penchant for wheat in bread production continue to militate against realisation of calls for cassava bread production in Nigeria.
Beni Lar

Massive cassava production’ll battle poverty, insecurity in Nigeria – Reps member

Member representing Langtang North and South Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Beni Lar, said massive production and processing of cassava and tomatoes preservation will battle poverty and insecurity among Nigerians.

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