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Nigeria Moves Against Food Importation, Registers 14m Farmers

By Lawal A. Dogara,Kaduna A group, the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA) has said that plans to curb food importation into the country were in top gear, chief among was the identification and registration of local and mechanized farmers not fewer than 14 million to boost agricultural production in the country. It said this was in line with overall transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, ...

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N2bn Agriculture Loan For Sokoto Farmers

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aliyu Wamakko has said that in addition to the N8 million agricultural loan disbursed to farmers in the past seven years, the state government will soon to provide N2 billion of such loan. He disclosed this in Rimawa, Goronyo local government of the state on Thursday when Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi inaugurated an Agricultural Skills Acquisition Centre during a two-day off ...

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FUTA Lecture :Time up for “hoe and cutlass” agriculture in Africa -FARA Director

Agriculture has once again been identified as one of the key agents of transformation which is critical to the sustenance of inclusive growth and reduction of poverty in Africa. Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa [FARA] based in Accra, Ghana stated this while delivering the 2014 Annual Lecture of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology [SAAT] of ...

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Groups agree to spearhead innovations in African agriculture

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) have signed a letter of agreement that would mark the beginning of a new collaboration to spearhead the use of innovative approaches to agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. Signing the agreement during the “Fin4Ag14” Conference, which took place in Nair ...

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330,252 Farmers Receive 25% Fertilizer Subsidies In Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Of the 33,210 tonnes of fertilizers provided by the federal government for the current farming season, 330,252 farmers, registered under the Growth Enhancement Scheme (GES), have received 25 percent subsidy (N1.37 billion) from Sokoto state government. Governor Aliyu Wamakko disclosed this in Shagari town at the launching of the 2014 fertilizer sales and distribution and the roll-out o ...

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