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Solidaridad pledges to help in divestment of Nigerian economy


Solidaridad West Africa, a solution-oriented civil society organisation (CSO), says is poised to bring its over 50-year experience in global agriculture transformation to help in divestment of the nation’s economy from oil to agriculture. Dr. Samuel Ogallah Samson Dr Sam Ogallah, Senior Climate Specialist, Africa and County Technical Lead, Nigeria for Solidaridad Network, West Africa, disclosed this at a two-day ...

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Govt urged to improve agricultural production to cushion climate change effect

Prof. Abiodun Adebayo

The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, has called on the Federal Government to improve agricultural production to boost food supply and cushion the effects of climate change. Prof. Abiodun Adebayo Adebayo, represented by Dr Omotayo Osibanjo, Director of Vice-Chancellor’s office, made the call at the Ogun Second Climate Change Convention and Biodiversity Conservation Workshop on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 ...

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Govt routes quelea birds threatening grains production in Bauchi

Quelea birds

The Federal Government has covered 70 per cent of farmlands threatened by quelea birds in Bauchi State, through aerial spraying. Quelea birds Alhaji Mohammed Yusuf, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development director in Bauchi State, made the declaration in Bauchi, the state capital, on Friday, February 5, 2021. Yusuf said the exercise was carried out in five area councils ...

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AfDB, FAO to boost South Sudan’s agricultural markets with $14m

Benedict Kanu

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 signed protocols to disburse a $14 million grant to the Government of South Sudan to boost agricultural markets in a project to be implemented by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Benedict Kanu, AfDB Country Manager in South Sudan The Agricultural Markets, Value Addition and Trade Development (AMVAT) project ...

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Boosting food production via Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture Initiative

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

In 2019, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) initiated the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) initiative. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development NAVSA is an ecosystem-driven digital platform, envisioned for the transformation of the agricultural sector. It is envisaged that the programme would assist the farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem to ...

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Govt releases 18 high yielding crop varieties for farmers

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The National Varieties Release Committee (NVRC) has released 18 high yielding crop varieties to boost Nigerian agricultural productivity in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s nine-point agenda. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The release of the new crop varieties was announced by NVRC chairman, Chief Oladosu Awoyemi during its 29th meeting at the National Centre for Genetic ...

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AGRA moves to address gender inequality challenges in agriculture

Agnes Kalibata

At a webinar held on October 22, 2020 at the instance of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), the organisation sought to enhance partnership in addressing gender inequality challenges in the agricultural space. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The Roundtable, which held to coincide with the administrative handover of the VALUE4HERConnect platform, was aimed to communicate AGRA’s blueprint ...

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Privatising mini hydro dams critical in addressing agriculture, power needs – Minister

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says privatising mini hydro dams is critical in addressing agriculture and power generation needs of the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Suleiman spoke when he appeared on the Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to him, it can improve rural economy by serving as an ...

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Niger Delta region has more than oil to offer – Agba

Clement Agba

The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Agba, says the Niger Delta region has more than oil to offer the country. Mr. Clement Agba Agba was speaking at the opening ceremony of a high level multi sectoral meeting on the emergency of agriculture projects in diversification of Niger Delta. The programme was organised by the Federal Ministry of Finance, ...

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Chevron invests N4.3bn to boost agriculture in 2019 – Report

Chevron Nigeria Office

Chevron Nigeria Limited invested N4.3 billion through its Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) to boost agriculture in the oil rich region in 2019. Chevron Nigeria Office The oil company disclosed this in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, September 14, 2020. According to the report, socio-economic and ...

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