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Nigeria faces no threat of famine – Agric Minister Ogbeh
The Federal Government has denied the reports by some United Nations (UN) agencies of imminent famine in Nigeria, saying there is no threat of starvation in the whole country. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, made the denial when he featured at a News Agency of Nigeria.....
FG procures 100 rice mills for distribution to states, says Ogbeh
  The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government has purchased 100 rice mills for distribution to rice-producing states in the country. Ogbeh said this in Umuahia on Monday during the Federal Government’s town hall meeting with prominent indigenes of the state. He said.....
FG denies importing GM rice
Posted by Admin The Federal Government has denied that it had imported and flooded the nation’s markets with Genetically Modified rice. The Director-General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba made the position of government known at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.  An online news.....
Kalu floats $400m farm
Seeks Chinese, CBN’s support FORMER Abia governor and eminent business­man, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed plans to set up a 12,000 hectares of farm in the state valued at over $400 million. Kalu, who disclosed this at the weekend when he visited outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Gu.....
Imo Govt to generate N40bn from palm oil, rubber - commissioner
Post by Admin The Imo State Government on Wednesday said it would generate over N40 billion annually from rubber and palm oil plantations it established in parts of the state.  Mr Udo Agoha, the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, disclosed this in an interview with the News.....
Erisco’s N300m tomato puree plant to create jobs
Erisco Foods Limited, a member of the Erisco Bonpet Group, has concluded plans to employ over 50,000 workers when its multi-million naira tomato paste company begins production in a few months time. The company, said to be the largest in Africa and the fourth largest in the world, was inaugurated.....
Dangote opens tomato factory to boost employment creation
Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, has established a tomato factory in Nigeria with a view to help tackle unemployment and even indirectly combat Boko Haram With this trend, Dangote is hoping to change tomato production with a giant factory that will boost domestic output, create jobs — and even, indirectly,.....
Nigerian women contribute 70 per cent of agricultural workforce – AfDB
The Nigeria Country Director, African Development Bank, Ousmane Dore, said Nigerian women contribute close to 70 per cent of agricultural workforce yet get less of accruing returns. Mr. Dore said this at the launch of African women in agriculture report titled: “Economic empowerment of African women through equitable participation in.....
NIFOR warns against adulteration of palm oil
Dr Celestine Ikuenobe, Director of Research, Nigeria Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), has warned against adulteration of palm oil. Ikuenobe, who issued the warning on Wednesday in Calalabar, at a workshop organised for palm oil farmers in the state, said adulteration could pose health risk to consumers The director.....
Jonathan approves N26bn for 2015 dry season farming
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N26 billion  for the 2015 Dry Season Farming Programme in the country. Jonathan who disclosed this at the Agrifest 2015 ‎held at the Eagles Square on Friday which featured exhibition of  agricultural produce from farmers across the country,  said as crude oil prices.....
FG distributes palm seedlings, potatoes, others to farmers in Imo
THE Federal Government yesterday, distributed several tonnes of improved varieties of palm seedlings, cassava cuttings, potatoes and other farm inputs, to farmers from the 27 local government  areas of Imo State. Minister of State (1), for Foreign Affairs, Professor Viola Onwuliri, while distributing the farm inputs, said Federal Government’s target.....

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