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Federal government to create ranches on Oyo, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, others

The Federal Government has announced plans to establish large ranches in 10 pilot states of Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara.

Official: Anambra will spend N4.1 billion on farming in 2018

The Anambra State Government says it will spend N4.1 billion on strategic agricultural development initiative in the 2018 planting season.

Groundnut production: Governor Ikpeazu sponsors 132 trainees in Onitsha

No fewer than 132 unemployed persons are currently undergoing three-day training in Onitsha, Anambra, on groundnut production, processing and packaging for self-employment.

Official: Why farmers fail to access government credits facilities

With the kick-off of the new farming circle lace with complaints by farmers over their inability to access farm credits and facilities, a Director of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (state) has identified impatience and lack of professional advice as some of the hindrances to accessing government agricultural credit facilities by farmers.

NIRSAL to train banks on agric value chain financing

The Nigerian Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural lending (NIRSAL) has mapped out modalities to train Agriculture Desk Officers of commercial banks and other key stakeholders in Value Chain Finance so as to guarantee food sufficiency in Nigeria.

Army worm: Farmers advised against planting with early rains

The Southeast Regional Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Mr Nnamdi Ibezim, has advised farmers not to rush into planting of maize with the onset of the early rains.

Nigeria, UNDP launch $8 million agribusiness project

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the weekend launched an $8,066,500 Nigerian Agribusiness Supplier Development Project (NASDP), aimed at guaranteeing food security in the country.

Federal government, WorldFish to scale up fish production through research

The Federal Government in partnership with the WorldFish, an international organisation, is to scale up tilapia and catfish production through research in the country.

Most suicide bombings done under drug influence – FG

The Federal Government says it is taking measures to control certain drugs, having discovered that most suicide bombings and other violent crimes are carried out under the influence of drugs.

UNIDO: Nigerian beans set for export to Europe

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will begin a pilot export of Nigerian dried beans to the European Union in April.

Aisha Abubakar: Nigeria spends $1.3 billion on dairy products annually

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, has disclosed that Nigeria spends about $1.3 billion annually on the importation of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese and other milk derivatives.

Federal govt hailed over N10 billion egg production scheme

The Lagos State Chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PANLAG) on Tuesday hailed the Federal Government’s N10 billion National Egg Production (NEGPRO) scheme, which was inaugurated in January.

Report: Nigeria records increase in crops production output in 2017

Nigeria has recorded an increase in crops production and in land areas agricultural cultivation in 2017 above the 2016 production records.

Federal govt directs ecological fund office to include Federal University Dutse in its data...

The Federal Government has directed the Ecological Fund Office to include the Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa, in its data bank for erosion control intervention programmes.

Ex-Commissioner Ukwu Ukwu passes on in Enugu

Prof. Ukwu I. Ukwu, Education Commissioner in the defunct East Central State, is dead.

19 die of Lassa fever in 10 states

Sixteen deaths from Lassa fever have been recorded in the country in three weeks, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Senator Saraki lauds Nigerian for inventing cocoa pod breaking machine

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday commended a 66-year-old Germany-based Nigerian engineer, Olusegun Arowolo, for inventing a cocoa pod breaking machine, the first ever in the world.

Federal govt sets up committee on data harmonisation

The Federal Government has established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on harmonisation of data collection and evaluation for the country.

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