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NAMCON inaugurates Kaduna Chapter to boost agriculture

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna In an effort to boost economic activity of Nigeria, the National Agricultural Mechanization Cooperative Society of Nigeria (NAMCON) has inaugurated new executives to champion the activities of Kaduna State Chapter of the association. National President of the association, Comrade Aliyu Muhammad Waziri, the Santurakin Tudun Wada Kaduna, who

Maize pyramids stink in Kaduna

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Barely three weeks after an elaborate ceremony for the unveiling of the second National Maize Pyramid held in Kaduna, report emanated from the area revealed that the maize pyramid has gone rotting and stinking with odour. Believed to have been abandoned, the unveiled 21 maize pyramids are still

180 farmers take part in 2021 Anchor Borrower programs – MAAN Boss

…Says, “Maize sales sufficiency guarantee now, prices dropping.” …As 21 maize pyramids unveiled. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The President of ‘Maize Association of Nigeria’ (MAAN), Alhaji Bello Abubakar Annur, has said a total of 180,000 people participated in the 2021 Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria’s policy on agriculture, titled: ‘Anchor Borrower programs.’ Alhaji Abubakar

Insecurity affects maize produce by 10-20% in North – Union President

...Says, “Members now farm along the road.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna The President, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN),  Alhaji Bello Abubakar Annur, has raised alarm that, maize produce is affected by about 10-20 percent due to security challenges in the northern region.  Alhaji Annur, who disclosed this at the end of a seminar organised

Borno State distributes farming tools to farmers

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 1,750 farming tools have been distributed to farmers in three Local Government Areas of Borno State, which include Bayo, Shani and Hawul, by the State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on his fourth day in Southern Borno. He distributed the tools to1,000 farmers from Bayo, 500 from

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

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