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Rise, fall of donkey business in Sokoto

Rise, fall of donkey business in Sokoto

Sokoto is noted for booming donkey business with an international border market at Ilela, a depot in the state capital as well as village markets in some of the local…

FG secures 55,000 hectares in 11 states for grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserve in the country…

AGOA: How Nigeria misses 17yrs export opportunity to USA

Nigeria is said to be losing huge foreign exchange revenues and about four million jobs annually due to the country’s failure to fully maximise the benefits of a United…

Nigeria losses N28.4bn worth of tomatoes annually

Nigeria losses N28.4bn worth of tomatoes annually

Nigeria is losing N28.4bn worth of tomatoes being produced in the country annually, the Project Director of YieldWise Nigeria, Lekan Tobe has said. Speaking at a stakeholders convening in…

10,000 contractors bidding for jobs in agric ministry — Ogbeh

At least 10,000 contractors are bidding for different contracts in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development this year, the minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said. Ogbeh made…

NIRSAL Disburses N2.6bn To 24,732 Rice Farmers For 2017 Planting Season

This is in continuation of its mandate to facilitate the flow of finance to the agriculture sector and help achieve the objectives of the Economy Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) of…

Obasanjo Wants CBN To Review Interest Rates For Agricultural Development

Obasanjo Wants CBN To Review Interest Rates For Agricultural Development

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to review the interest rate given on agricultural loans. Obasanjo disclosed this during an entrepreneurial programme…

Diversification: Women farmers want African govts to implement Mabuto Agric policy

Leaders of women farmers in Africa have urged governments across the continent to honuor the Mabuto declaration and commit 10 percent of their annual budget to agriculture, to ensure food…

458 hectares of rice farmland submerged in Kwara State

458 hectares of rice farmland submerged in Kwara State

FOUR hundred and fifty-eight hectares of farmland under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Scheme have been submerged by water in Kwara State. The farms are situated…

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Prices of cassava stems reduce 67%

Prices of cassava stems have nosedived to N400 per bundle after touching a high of N1200 as demand eases in Nigeria. Last year and earlier in 2017, prices of cassava…

Sea Pact — Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2017

Sea Pact — Funding for Fisheries and Aquaculture 2017

Sea Pact is a consortium of seafood companies to support continuous improvements of fisheries and aquaculture in an international context. Sea Pact accepts applications from non-profit and for-profit…

Tree Fund Cultivating Innovation— John Z. Duling Grant Program

Tree Fund Cultivating Innovation— John Z. Duling Grant Program

The John Z. Duling Grant Program was established and funded by a bequest from the estate of John Z. Duling of Indiana, a strong advocate of research who in 1972…

Calls for Proposals and Tenders On Integrate Smallholder Farmers and Pastoralists

Calls for Proposals and Tenders On Integrate Smallholder Farmers and Pastoralists

The European Commission calls for proposals to identify an institution that will manage a fund to integrate smallholder farmers and pastoralists within their value chains by blending grants and commercial…

MasterCard Foundation: Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017

MasterCard Foundation: Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017

he MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity is a US$50 million challenge fund to extend financial services to people living in poverty. MasterCard Foundation aims to support ideas from…

Farm Africa — Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund

Farm Africa — Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund

The Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund (MAEF) makes grants and loans to small and medium-sized enterprises along the agricultural value chain in East Africa. MAEF aims to serve the “missing…