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ABU develops remedy for tomato Ebola – Vice Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, says researchers in the institution have successfully developed a remedy for Tuta Absoluta, popularly called Tomato Ebola. Garba said this while responding to questions on the News Agency of Nigeria.

 Date Posted : 8/2/2016 10:56:21 AM

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Green Alternative: Agric Ministry launches e-agricultural portal to improve information access

The FMARD has launched an electronic agricultural portal to improve access to information on agriculture & entire value-chains. The Minister of State for Agric&RD, Dr. Heineken during Launch of E-Agric& inauguration of steering Council for the platform said ICT initiative meant

 Date Posted : 11/1/2016 12:41:52 PM

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The Green Alternative- Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP)-Prioritizing Crops

Nigeria is facing two key gaps in agriculture today: an inability to meet domestic food requirements and an inability to export at quality levels required for market success. Putting Nigeria’s agriculture sector on a path to growth will require actions to solve these two gaps.

 Date Posted : 11/4/2016 3:33:16 PM

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The key policy choices encapsulated in the APP are listed below. The matrix is organized along the 3 thematic categories: boosting productivity, intensifying role of private investors, and rebuilding the Ministry’s capacity to conduct its core regulatory roles.

 Date Posted : 11/23/2016 11:44:55 AM

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How to register small agri-businesses

Registering businesses seems to be a big deal for especially small Nigerian entrepreneurs who feel they would be extorted or required to provide documents that would be hard to provide.

 Date Posted : 12/31/2017 4:39:16 PM

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One million smallholder farmers to get discounted seeds, cropping technology – NIRSAL

Over one million smallholder farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme will benefit from seeds and cropping technology deal between Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Syngenta Agrochemical Company.

 Date Posted : 6/12/2018 1:55:54 PM

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Nigerian govt to revive 12 moribund fertiliser plants – Official

The federal government is to revive 12 moribund fertiliser blending plants to bring to 23 the total number of plants that will partake in 2018 Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI), an official says.

 Date Posted : 6/12/2018 2:33:25 PM

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Bauchi women devise local method of processing, preserving tomato paste

Women in Bauchi have devised a way of processing and preserving tomato paste locally for sale or consumption at home in times of scarcity.

 Date Posted : 6/13/2018 10:05:33 AM

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Agriculture pulled Nigeria out of recession – Envoys

African and European diplomats on Wednesday lauded Nigeria’s agriculture sector for its role in pulling the country out of recession.

 Date Posted : 6/13/2018 10:16:11 AM

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Nigerian farmers refuse to repay N60 billion loan – Bank of Agriculture

The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) said on Wednesday in Lagos that it was on a recovery mission of disbursed funds to farmers, totalling over N60 billion.

 Date Posted : 6/13/2018 10:19:09 AM

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Nigerian beans set for export to Europe – UNIDO

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will begin a pilot export of Nigerian dried beans to the European Union in April.

 Date Posted : 6/13/2018 10:22:59 AM

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FG offers input to 40, 000 rice farmers in Zamfara, Kebbi

More than 40, 000 rice farmers are to receive farming inputs from the federal government in Kebbi and Zamfara States for dry season farming, local officials said on Monday.

 Date Posted : 6/13/2018 10:32:12 AM

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CBN revises guidelines for agric scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, says it has revised the guidelines for Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, CACS, to include Non-Interest Financial Institutions, NIFIs.

 Date Posted : 6/14/2018 12:52:17 PM

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