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Most small-scale farmers in Nigeria rely on rainfed cultivation and do not have access to adequate water sources to engage in large-scale dry season production, leading to local shortages of important crops and high market prices in the dry season due to the lack of technique to cultivate them when the weather condition becomes harsh.
The Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Kebbi, Alhaji Muhammed Sahabi-Augie, on Sunday said the total rice output produced annually in the state has reached over four million tonnes.
Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says 2.9 million farmers have cultivated 3.6 million hectares across 21 commodities under the bank’s anchor borrowers’ programme (ABP).
The Bauchi State chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the Federal Government to introduce additional measures that will enhance rice production and processing in the country.
Some residents of Jos have decried the recent hike in the price of local rice in the area, describing the development as worrisome, especially with the Christmas and New Year festivities fast approaching.
Following last week’s introduction of 90-day special bills by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the apex bank yesterday sold N4.1 trillion worth of the instrument in the money market.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday said the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has proven to be a game-changer in the financing of smallholder farmers in the country.
Stakeholders in the agriculture value chain from the South-Wesh have attributed preference for production of cash crops by farmers to high profit, challenges of storage, access to finance, and inadequate security.
The governor, who was accompanied by officials of the state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), led by its Chairman, Alhaji Sani Dododo, visited Augie, Argungu and Arewa Local Government Areas to assess rice farmlands, roads and bridges affected by the flood.
Mr Oliver Ntui, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Cross River Chapter, on Thursday, said that the Federal Government rice intervention initiative saved the nation during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has detained leaders of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Kano chapter, for alleged misappropriation of N10bn Federal government financial Intervention meant for rice farmers in Kano.
Alhaji Aminu Goronyo, the National President of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), on Tuesday said that the economic diversification efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari has begun to yield huge results especially in the areas of rice production.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) on Tuesday charged rice farmers in Cross River on loan repayment.
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration boosts local rice production to 3 million tonnes a year to meet the people’s demands on rice consumption.
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has raised alarm over the contamination of local rice with stones by fraudulent characters in the sector.
There were fears last August when the Federal Government announced the closure of borders in a bid to stem the influx of light arms, food products, including rice and poultry.
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 Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter, Alhaji Abbas Ramallan, has urged its members to repay the farm inputs loan they received under the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme.
As normalcy return to Michika town of Adamawa following night attack by insurgents, many residents that abandoned their houses during the incursion that was repelled by the military have started returning home.
The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has urged the federal government to sustain its current border closure, saying it would help boost the economy.
The Dean, Borno Elders Forum, Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, has insisted that some people in government were sabotaging the nation’s security agencies.
National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that there is no President that will intentionally want his citizens exposed to banditry and danger
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has endured sleepless nights trying to dream up a way of combating Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the suspension of Channels Television.
First Republic Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, has advised members of the Eastern Security Network to defend themselves if attacked.
Another pipeline explosion on Sunday evening erupted in Isheri-Idimu community, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos State.
The House of Representatives ad hoc Committee on pay-per-view tariff has assured Nigerians of its commitment to abolish indiscriminate charges by satellite service providers.
Anthony Joshua has said Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko are “more than welcome” to join his training camp to help him prepare for his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury.
The players of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea have been relatively quiet on the matter, though there have been some instances of speaking out.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted that Hansi Flick could stay at Bayern Munich, with all parties set to sit down for a meeting in the near future.