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FAO, Africa Rice Trains 300 Farmers On Rice Production

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is partnering with the Côte d’Ivoire-based Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) are training 300 Nigerian rice farmers in paddy production technology. The training which is conducted under the Partnership for Sustainable Rice Systems Development in Sub-Saharan Africa agreement between FAO and AfricaRice, is intended to build ...

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IFAD To Provide Three Grazing Reserves In Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has concluded plans to provide one grazing reserve in each of the senatorial districts of the state. The State Programme Officer and Director General of the Sokoto office of IFAD, Dr. Aminu Aliyu Dogondaji, ‎disclosed during a sensitization meeting on IFAD/CASP programmes with Village areas of Shagari local government that the ...

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Sokoto To Recruit More Agric Extension Workers

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has given approval for the recruitment of additional extension workers to increase manpower and expertise in the wheat value chain in Sokoto state. Those to be employed are university graduates and holders of national diploma in agricultural science, agric-economy, crop science and related disciplines. Making this known in a statement issued in Sokoto Tuesday, Tambuwal’s spoke ...

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Recession: Nigeria Making Progress With Agriculture, Says Presidency

Efforts to get the nation out of state of misery brought about by economic recession are yielding much results in the area of Agriculture, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu told the Pyramid Radio in Kano. According to Malam Garba,"Because the elite don't care for ordinary people they are saying that government is doing nothing but we are doing a lot for ordinary people. They do ...

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Tambuwal flags off N1.56 billion Fadama III agric scheme

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off Fadama III additional financing for the year 2016/2017 dry season intervention in Sokoto State. The event, which held at Kurfi village of Kware LGA, will cover the 23 local government councils with a combined cost of N1.56 billion. The programme is aimed at distribution of agricultural inputs equipment, agro-chemicals and other farm tools to ninety production c ...

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IFAD lauds Sokoto govt. on counterpart funding

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has applauded the government of Sokoto state for prompt payment of its counterparts funds towards boosting agricultural activities in the state. The National Project Coordinator of IFAD, Alhaji Lawal Ida made the commendation at a two-day sensitization of Community Development Associations on a new Government Enterprise Empower ...

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Saudi Group to Establish Multimillion Dollar Agric City In Kwara North

A Saudi Investment Company, Zain Al-abdin group is to set up an Agric City in Kwara State. The proposed Agric City, which is to be located along the River Niger in Kwara North will comprise a cluster of farms specializing in cultivation, processing and export of rice, maize and vegetables. The Chairman of the investment group, Zain Al-Abdin Nafawi disclosed this when he and other members of the group visite ...

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FG Flags Off Presidential Fertilizer Initiative

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative of the Buhari Administration has started yielding results, with the production of more than 4,000 metric tonnes of locally-blended fertilizer in the first week of operation. The Initiative was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016, to achieve the local production of one million metric tonnes of blended Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) Fertili ...

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CBN Agric Loan Scheme: Kano Govt to Sue Defaulters

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Kano State Government has threatened to sue about 5,000 defaulters of the N900 million loan disbursed in 2016 under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Scheme. The State Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna disclosed this to news men in Sokoto on Sunday. "The state government guaranteed the loans for the farmers when none of the agro-allied firms failed to d ...

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African Farmers To Become Net Rice Exporters

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Executive Director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Dr. Denis Kyetere has disclosed that his Foundation and its partners would soon develop and disseminate a Nitrogen-Use Efficient, Water-Use Efficient and Salt Tolerant Rice (NEWEST) for food sufficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kyetere who made this known at the NEWEST Rice Project Annual Review and Planning ...

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Eight Million African Farmers to Benefit From Pod-borer Resistant Cowpea

By Abdallah el-Kurebe   Courtesy of a Private Public Partnership (PPP), the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea Project which is coordinated by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and funded by the USAID, will make about eight million Sub Saharan African farmers have access to improved cowpea varieties that would lead to increased yield with the development of MarucaResistant Cowpeas.    The pod bo ...

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First Africa Postharvest Conference Holds in Kenya

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The First Africa Postharvest Conference organized by the World Food Preservation Center in conjunction of the University of Nairobi and a consortium of Universities and a Research & Development Institution in Africa will hold in Nairobi, Kenya in March. With an overall aim of providing a platform where technologists and promoters could "interact with potential users, sponsors and p ...

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