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The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Farmers: Land border should remain closed for 10 years

Some farmers in the country have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the land border remain closed for the next 10 years.
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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.

RIFAN inaugurates loan recovery committee in Katsina

The Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN) in Katsina, says it has formed a formidable loan recovery committee mandated to ensure speedy recovery of all outstanding loans granted to rice farmers in the state.

Lagos integrated rice mill to be ready soon – commissioner

Gbolahan Lawal, the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, has assured that the state government-owned Integrated Rice Mill at Imota area of the state, would be completed within the next seven months.

Stakeholders react to forex ban on food importation

Mix reactions from stakeholders in the agricultural sector on Thursday trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to stop providing fund for food importation.
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Daura agog over President Buhari’s re-election

Residents of the ancient town of Daura, Katsina, poured into the streets to rejoice over the re-election of their kinsman, President Muhammadu Buhari.
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Flood submerges 500 rice farms in Bayelsa

No fewer than 500 rice farms at Okpotuwari and Ondewari communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa, have been submerged by flood, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

2019: Niger rice farmers chair joins guber race

Chairman of Niger State Rice Farmers Association, Alhaji Mahmood Sani, has joined the governorship race of the state with a pledge to put an end to poverty and hunger through massive investments in Agriculture.

Jigawa provides 5000 metric tons of fertiliser to farmers

The Jigawa State Government says it will sell 5,000 metric tons of assorted fertiliser to farmers for the current wet season farming.

President Buhari lauded for achievements in agric sector

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for its agricultural policy, saying that agriculture is gradually regaining its position as the mainstay of the nation’s economy.

25,000 rice farmers in Kano to benefit from N5bn farm inputs loan

No fewer than 25,000 rice farmers in Kano state are expected to benefit from farm inputs loan of N5 billion this dry season farming in the state.

Central bank, rice farmers to crash rice prices

The National President, Rice Farmers Association, Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, has assured Nigerians that the market prices of locally produced rice will soon crash.

Central bank offers to fund food processing at 5% interest

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it is looking at providing cheap funding at no more than 5% interest for farmers assessing CBN credit facilities.

Federal govt to provide cheap funds to farmers – CBN chief Godwin Emefiele

The Federal Government will provide cheap funds of not more than five per cent to farmers who wants to acquire agricultural equipment and feeds.

12 million rice farmers set for CBN Anchor Borrowers Programme – RIFAN

The National President, Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN), Aminu Goronyo, says more than 12 million rice farmers will participate in this year’s Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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.

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