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Buhari

The United States Agency for International Development’s office in Nigeria, on Tuesday announced that it supported the development of Nigeria’s agriculture sector with $600m (about N183bn) annually. USAID’s Mission Director in Nigeria, Mr. Michael Harvey, made the announcement in…

rice

Bauchi State Government said it had selected 16,000 farmers to participate in its Anchor Borrowers Programme for the 2017 rice production scheme. Consultant to the state government on the programme, Dr. Nura AbdulMalik, told the News Agency of Nigeria…

work

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, had given reasons behind the Bank’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) initiative in the country, saying the ABP was meant to complement other agricultural programmes. Speaking in Jibia, Katsina State,…

casava

The National President, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association, Pastor Segun Adewumi, has said with the right government policy, the country can make an annual income of N20tn from cassava cultivation. According to him, cassava, which has numerous domestic and industrial…

honeywell

As federal government deepens its public private sector initiative in the agriculture sector toward achieving food sufficiency, Honeywell Plc said it is investing about N64 billion in food processing. The company said it is committing the funds toward the…

iita

Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Nteranya Sanginga, has laid out the Institute’s priorities for his second term, saying that the move is necessary to correct the imbalance resulting from the influx of projects,…