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Herdsmen- farmers clash: Abdulrazaq averts bloodshed in Kwara

By Demola Akinyemi Ilorin..Governor Abdulrahman Andulrahzaq of kwara state last week nipped in the bud a looming security crisis between suspected herdsmen and people  of Baruten when he ordered  security agencies including the military and police  to dislodge emerging volatile camps found in Baruten in Baruten local government. Vanguard reliably gathered that some suspected herdsmen […]

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GBfoods Expands Workforce in Nigeria, Train Farmers To Enhance Local capacity

LEADERSHIP : Towards ensuring food security in the country, GB Foods Nigeria, a leading manufacturing experts in culinary products, has reiterated the need to train more farmers in quality standards and best global practices, In a move to increase local capacity, strengthen food sufficiency and protect farmers from post-harvest loses. According to the company, the […]

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Farmers ask CBN to exclude ‘political farmers’ from zero-interest facilities

By Jimoh Babatunde Farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector have demanded that the planned integration of non-interest credit facilities into the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, ABP, the Targeted Credit Facility, TCF, and other agricultural credit schemes by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, should be exclusively opened to genuine farmers through their associations. They […]

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FG to distribute over 38,000kg of improved cashew seeds to farmers

The minister said the initiative would ensure a more sustainable and resilient food system in Nigeria. The post FG to distribute over 38,000kg of improved cashew seeds to farmers appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Nigerian govt distributes 66,000 cocoa seedlings to smallholder farmers

The government “is also distributing over 18,000kg of organic insecticide to combat armyworm infestation in maize”. The post Nigerian govt distributes 66,000 cocoa seedlings to smallholder farmers appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Over 500 maize farmers receive N89m CBN farm inputs in Anambra

The CBN official said this was the second time maize farmers in the state was participating in the ABP since its launch in 2015. The post Over 500 maize farmers receive N89m CBN farm inputs in Anambra appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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Nigerian farmers lament rise in prices of essential inputs as planting season begins

Farmers who fell back on their savings during the coronavirus-induced lockdown said prices of inputs have risen drastically and they cannot access loans as they enter the planting season. The post Nigerian farmers lament rise in prices of essential inputs as planting season begins appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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ViableX goes live, grants farmers instant loan and trading of farm produce online

<p class="">The platform has been generating excitement in the Nigeria agricultural community.</p> <p class="">Agriculture in the country has been given a boost with the recent launch of <a href="http://www.viablex.com/" id="a1a0a137-e9a1-42c6-8855-54203c154b46">www.viablex.com</a> a platform that allows commercial farmers to trade their produce and get credit facility online.</p> <p class="">The platform, run by Farm4me, an agribusiness outfit, went […]

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FAO wants $100 million to ease plight of farmers, herders, others in Yemen

The FAO said Yemen is currently confronting the world’s largest humanitarian crisis due to five years of conflict. The post FAO wants $100 million to ease plight of farmers, herders, others in Yemen appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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ADB to support local rice farmers to alleviate financial challenges

<p class="">The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has said that it will replicate its investment model in the poultry industry for rice production to reduce financial challenges in the sector.</p> <p class="">ADB earlier announced a GHC500 million loan facility to help poultry farmers from six regions in Ghana.</p> <p class="">The bank said this forms part of […]

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Produce more, Nigeria has no money to import food, Buhari urges farmers

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria has restricted food importation. The post Produce more, Nigeria has no money to import food, Buhari urges farmers appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

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