Nigeria’s rice, cassava sub-sectors receive $8.06m UNDP, NIRSAL boost

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The Nigerian rice and cassava agricultural sub-sectors have received sizeable boost of $8.06 million from a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Aliyu Abdulhameed, NIRSAL managing director at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the pact […]

AFDB’s $300m loan to help Nigeria tackle youth unemployment

Boss Mustapha, Nigeria’s secretary to the government of the federation has disclosed that the African Development Bank (AFDB) has approved a $300m loan as a contribution to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income generation and improved livelihood for youths in both the urban and rural areas of the country. Mustapha said the government […]

$9m FADAMA III fund for agriculture restoration in North East

60,480 direct beneficiaries of the food and livelihoods scheme of FADAMA III Additional Financing (AFII) Programme will receive $9m earmarked to restore agric operations in the North Eastern part of the country. The World Bank and the Federal Government had given the programme permission to disburse the fund to 189 Community Action Plans (CAPs) across […]

Anambra inaugurates rice seed multiplication centre

A rice seed multiplication centre has been inaugurated at Umumbo community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State to boost rice production in the state, Afam Mbanefo, commissioner for agriculture, mechanisation, processing and export, has said. The commissioner said the rice seed multiplication centre was set up to drive the state’s rice revolution agenda, […]

Expert advocates encouragement of commercial agriculture to sustain economy

Prof. James Adediran, Soil Scientist, and Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, (IAR&T), Ibadan, said the encouragement of large-scale commercial agriculture will sustain the economy. Adediran made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Monday in Ibadan, Oyo state, where he said that different levels of governance should focus […]

Nigeria to generate $10 billion from hives, honey – USAID

Nigeria can generate over 10 billion dollars from local and international trade in honey and other hive products, David Musa, Team Leader, USAID Bee Keeping Pollination Project said. According to report from NAN, Musa disclosed this during an interview on the sideline of a Capacity Building Workshop for bee-farmers in Goshen, Nasarawa State on Thursday. In […]

Nigeria’s finance minister seeks IITA collaboration for agric programme

Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister has moved for collaboration between the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and government to rollout a national youth agric programme for the country. Adeosun, said in Ibadan recently that the country will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank funded Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment Youth Program (ENABLE […]