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Kaduna wheat farmers happy over Fg’s 50% inputs subsidy

From Our Correspondent Wheat farmers in Kaduna State are in a joyous mood, praising the Federal Government for subsidising inputs for dry-season wheat farming by half, on Sunday in Zaria, Kaduna State. TheNewsZenith reports that the government subsidises dry season wheat farming inputs by 50 per cent under its National Agricultural Growth Scheme and Agro […]

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FG targets 1.25 million tonnes of wheat cultivation

From Our Correspondent The Federal Government hopes to boost wheat production to 1.25 million tonnes of yield as it launched the National Wheat Cultivation Scheme, on Saturday. Abubakar Kyari, Agriculture and Food Security Minister gave the projection at the launching of the 2023 dry season wheat development project in Auyo LGA of Jigawa State. TheNewsZenith […]

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Agriculture Farming

Don seeks subsidised inputs for farmers

From Our Correspondent A university lecturer, Dr Suleiman Lawal, has urged the Federal Government to provide farm inputs to farmers at subsidised rate. Lawal, a lecturer at Economics Department, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, gave the advice on Sunday in Kastina. He said such subsidy would help to stem rising cost of food in the […]

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NASENI, Agric Ministry partner on Agro-Industrialisation, others

From Abdulfatah Babatunde Two Federal Government establishments are discussing a plan on how to improve agro allied-industries development for food security. These are the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). They will deploy technical competencies and other resources to target climate change mitigations and solar […]

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Agriculture Farming

Agric stakeholders seek investment in irrigation farming in Bauchi

From Our Correspondent Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have pleaded with the Bauchi State Government to invest more in irrigation farming to encourage food production. They made the call during the 2023 Interactive Forum of World Food Day, organised by a non-governmental organisation, Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI) in Bauchi. FAWOYDI held the […]

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Agriculture Farming

NGSG earmarks N3.5b to boost green economy

From Our Correspondent The Niger State Government has set aside N3.5 billion to establish a state Agric Development Fund as incentives for youths to engage in agro-business. Gov. Mohammed Umaru-Bago announced this during technical session of First Niger Green Economy Summit in Minna. According to a Government House statement, Umaru-Bago explained that the government would contribute […]

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Agriculture Farming

FG distributes farm inputs to farmers in Imo

From Our Correspondent The Federal Government, on Wednesday, distributed 30 bags of NPK fertilisers and 20 cartons of herbicides to 60 farmers in Imo State to boost food production. TheNewsZenith reports that Director of Agricultural Extension Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Brooks Michael, supervised the distribution in Owerri. Michael said each […]

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Agriculture Farming

Adamawa, Borno, Yobe prepare for dry-season farming

From Our Correspondent The governments of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states have started preparations for irrigation farming to boost food production. In separate interviews, agriculture officers in the three states spoke to our correspondent about their preparation for the dry season farming. Commissioner for Agriculture in Adamawa State, Prof. David Jatau, said the government is […]

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FG launches 5-year national strategy on potatoes

By Abdulfatah Babatunde The Federal Ministry of  Agriculture and Food Security launched a five-year National Strategy on Potato on Thursday in Jos. At the launch, Dr Ernest Umakhihe, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, said that the strategy would run from 2023 to 2028. Mr Abdullahi Abubakar, the Director in the Department of Agriculture of […]

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