500 maize farmers receive N89m CBN farm inputs in Anambra

♦CBN to blacklist defaulters A total of 535 maize farmers in Anambra would receive farming inputs worth over N89 million under the Central Bank’ of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers Programme, for the 2020 wet farming season. Simeon Nwafor, the state chairman of Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN), made the disclosure at the inauguration of the distribution […]

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GBfoods Completes N20 Billion Tomato Processing Factory in Kebbi

  (ThisDay) GBfoods, in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kebbi State Government and the Emirate of Yauri has built a N20 billion Tomato processing factory, in Kebbi State. The factory is the second largest in Nigeria and the only fully backward integrated plant in ECOWAS – and has the largest single tomatoes […]

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Nigeria develops codes for tomato value Chain

  Nigeria has developed draft codes of practices for the tomato value chain from planting, harvesting, processing and transportation to Storage. The draft codes were designed by  the Technical Committee for Fruits and Vegetable Products with the support of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Speaking  during the Technical Committee Meeting  in Abuja, the Director – General,  […]

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With N1000 bribe, I “smuggled” foreign rice from Benin Republic to Nigeria despite govt’s restrictions

  It was midday on March 12, Monday, popularly nicknamed ‘J-Boy’, a swift, street-smart motorcyclist flapped his cow-skinned, portable bag at the front of his motorcycle, ready to fire on. J-Boy was not just a good rider, but also a great accomplice with the Kogi-born Mohammed Muktar, who is adept in the business of smuggling foreign […]

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Olam Cocoa disburses COVID-19 package to  farmers across Africa 

London, UK: Olam Cocoa has announced a package of support to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and important medical supplies to cocoa farming communities tackling COVID-19 across Central and West Africa. Farming cooperatives, hospitals and health centres will receive much-needed equipment including face masks, surgical gloves, hand sanitiser, thermometers and hands-free washing stations. Vulnerable communities will also receive food parcels to help cocoa farming families who are struggling […]

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Promasidor’s $5m investment on Ikun Dairy Farm major boost for Ekiti economy, says Fayemi

  The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the $5 million investment valued at N2 billion by Promasidor Nigeria Limited to reactivate the moribund Ikun Dairy Farm in the state, as a major catalyst that would turn around the fortunes of the state when operational. Fayemi said the contribution has made Promasidor […]

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Farmers Write Buhari to check Minister of Agriculture’s Excesses

 ♦Allegations Against Minister, Petty  –  Adviser   “As stakeholders in Agriculture we write to draw the attention of the Government to certain actions by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture (HMA), Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, which is inimical to the attainment of food sufficiency in Nigeria,” said All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN). In the Open […]

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