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Plateau Govt urges farmers to imbibe the culture of flower production

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Plateau State Government has urged farmers in the State to take interest in flower production, it says is economically viable and in demand at the international market.  Speaking on Thursday, when the State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, met with French investors in Jos after their two-day visit to the State, the governor said his administration

2,000 Bauchi farmers to benefit from Crop Demonstration Packages

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos At least two thousand Bauchi State farmers have been selected to benefit from the state’s 2021 Crop Demonstration Packages. While disclosing this during the flagging-off of the 2021 Crop Demonstration Packages, which the above number was selected to be the beneficiaries, State Governor, Alhaji Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, stated that, this is to enable

CBN to finance agriculture, remove middlemen from rice sales – Official

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed its readiness to finance agriculture, in order to provide adequate food for Nigerians and African countries in general. The Controller, Kaduna State branch of the bank, Ahmad Mohammed Wali, disclosed this during the 2021 Flag-off paddy sales and wet season Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP) by Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN) at

845 Kaduna Farmers Get N-PAS Support – Director

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna            An NGO, ‘Nigeria Poverty Alleviation Stipends’ (N-PAS), has supported no fewer than 845 farmers under the N-PAS Additional Financing Project in Kaduna State in the last 3 weeks within the months of May and June 2021. Director and Chief Media Consultant of the N-PAS, Mr Mbaye Matthew Victor, made

Value Chain Development Programme to focus on agricultural growth – Nassarawa Govt

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Nassarawa State government says the Value Chain Development Programme is the initiative of the Federal Government, geared towards diversifying the economy as an alternative source of revenue. The programme is intended to focus more attention on agricultural growth with a view to transforming the sector as the mainstay of the country’s

NGO introduces 1st Solar-Bubble-Dryer to Nigerian farmers

…Says, it reduces post-harvest and loss. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna A swelled-up bubble (left) and sliced tomatoes being placed atop the bubble-dryer A Nigerian renewable NGO has introduced the first Solar-Bubble-Dryer to farmers to reduce post-harvest and loss. A non-government organization, ‘Developmental Association for Renewable Energies’ (D.A.R.E.), has introduced the first Solar-Bubble-Dryer for Nigerian farmers with the

Plateau governor calls for motivational measures for small-scale farmers

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau state governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has advocated for more funding and incentives for small-holder farmers, who are the mainstay of Nigeria’s agricultural sustainability programme. The governor disclosed this, while addressing the NEPAD Summit and technical roundtable discussion on strengthening small-holder farmer capabilities in the COVID-19 era at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja. These

Why Chinese, Europeans, Arabs are my major partners – S/Kaduna Ginger dealer

...Says, “Nigerians don’t value it very well compared to foreigners.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna SOUTHERN Kaduna Ginger is said to be one of the best produce in the whole world. If, given necessary attention, it can bring tremendous development because of its high demand in the international market. In this Interview with our correspondent, Achadu Gabriel, the

Gombe trains farmers on Agric Trading and Warehousing

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Farmers in Gombe state have been trained on Agricultural Commodity Trading and Warehouse Management with a view to enhancing their market produce. The farmers were trained by the Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCE) in collaboration with Sandstone Associate. Speaking during the training, managing director of the organisation, Mrs. Zaheera Baba-Ari, who was represented by the manager

Nasarawa Govt pegs fertilizer price at N5,000

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Abdullahi Sule About 930 metric tons of fertilizer for this year’s farming season are to be sold at government’s price of N5,000.00 per bag in Nasarawa state. The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, while flagging-off the sale of fertilizer on Tuesday in Nasarawa, warned that a bag of NPK 20:10:10 fertilizer must not

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