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By Sylvester Enoghase,  Lagos   As part of a new national rice intervention framework, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, said that rice growers in the country would now be able to access loans from the apex bank at a 9 per cent interest rate. The loans, according to the governor of the...

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase,  Lagos   Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have described agriculture as critical to driving employment and economic development, especially in developing countries. This submission was made by various speakers at a ceremony held to distribute agricultural support materials to smallholder farmers and to officially flag off the Cassava...

By Chibuzor Emejor,  Abuja   The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has resolved to partner the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) to implement some micro reforms in the agricultural sector in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono, made the...

Cyril Akhanemhe is the Lagos State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In this interview with Oyeniran Apata, he speaks on effort by the scheme to encourage corps members with passion in farming activities and endeavour by the scheme to seek the support of corporate Lagos and Nigerians in the development of four hectares of arable farmland donated by...

By Chbuzor Emejor,  Abuja   Federal Government says it has spent over N10 trillion on the importation of rice, sugar, wheat and fish over the last 10 years. The figure indicates that the country spends over N1 trillion yearly in the importation of food items. The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sonny Echono, disclosed...

By Chibuzor Emejor,  Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari has assured agro-dealers being owed N38 billion by the Federal Government that they would...

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase, Lagos   To ensure maximum farming productivity and incurring of lowest cost by farmers, the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), recently distributed planting materials such as certified seeds of maize and rice to farmers in the various villages adopted by WAAPP. Director, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources...

By Oyediran Apata,  Lagos   Jigawa State governments, as well as the host communities, have thrown their weight behind the Dangote Rice project expected to be the largest in Africa and with prospects for creation of thousand of job opportunities. The government and members of the communities pledge their support and cooperation to the successful take off of the project...

Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on researchers and scholars in the country to embark on researches that would tackle the challenges of food security and safety in the country. He gave the charge during a food safety and nutritionists and other professionals programme held at the Federal University of Agricultural, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in partnership...

By Laide Raheem,  Abeokuta   Poultry farmers in the country have called on the three tiers of government to harmonise the taxation system of the...