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RIFAN cries foul over contamination of local rice by charlatans

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has raised alarm over the contamination of local rice with stones by fraudulent characters in the sector.

Report: Foreign rice in Nigerian markets now at 37 percent

In the survey and investigations carried out, Nigerian rice namely: Umza and Fursa Crown from Kano, Mama Happy from Niger, Labana Rice from Kebbi, Olam Rice from Nasarawa, Abakaliki Rice from Ebonyi, Ofada Rice from Ogun State, Swomen Dama from Plateau, Lake Rice of Lagos/Kebbi States among others have dominated the Nigerian Rice markets.
The Co-chair of Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Mr. Emmanuel Ijewere has described Nigeria’s Agricultural system as bad and needs to be saved as a matter of urgency.

Emmanuel Ijewere: Nigeria’s Agricultural system bad, needs to be saved

The Co-chair of Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Mr. Emmanuel Ijewere has described Nigeria’s Agricultural system as bad and needs to be saved as a matter of urgency.

Border closure: Federal government urged to cushion effects of rising prices of foodstuffs

Traders and consumers have lamented the rising costs of foodstuffs and others commodities following the closure of the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin by the Federal Government on Thursday, August 20.

Audu Ogbeh blames middle men for high cost of local rice

Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has blamed middle men who he accused of inflating the prices of paddy rice, as being responsible for high cost of local or Nigerian rice in the markets.

MITROS Rice’ll be available at affordable prices – Governor Amosun

The Ogun State Government has joined the league of rice-producing states in the country, with the launch of the MITROS Rice processing factory and formal launch of the rice, in Asero, Abeokuta, the state capital, boosting the Federal Government’s dream of attaining food sufficiency in the area of rice production.

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