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FCMB, Mercy Corps to uplift 500,000 farmers, vulnerable in North-East Nigeria

FCMB, Mercy Corps

About 500,000 farmers and vulnerable people in Nigeria’s North-East zone can now access farming friendly and demand-driven financial services, courtesy of a collaboration involving First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and Mercy Corps, an international aid organisation. Chief of Party of RRA, Margarita Aswani, speaking on the potential benefit of the MoU Supported by USAID-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience ...

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WFP welcomes $5.3m from U.S. for refugee food assistance in Rwanda

David Beasley

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday, June 24, 2021 received $5.3 million from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) to provide humanitarian food assistance to refugees. The food assistance is in the form of cash transfers to over 104,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees in camps across Rwanda. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) ...

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USAID earmarks N427m to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19

Mary Beth Leonard

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it has set aside N427 million ($1.1 million) to support Nigeria’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard The Communications Department of USAID disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in Abuja, following the virtual commissioning of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for ...

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CIFOR, USAID develop interactive wetlands map

wetlands ecosystem

The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on Tuesday launched an interactive, web-based map of the world’s wetlands on the sidelines of the 15th International Peat Congress in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Global Wetlands Map is a new initiative by the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Programme (SWAMP), a collaborative effort between CIFOR and the United States Forest Service, supported by ...

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USAID promotes investment opportunities on Nigerian trade route


The need for Nigeria to eliminate impediments to trade facilitation on major highways was the plea by stakeholders at the Road Governance Caravan organised by the United States Agency for International Development in Nigeria (USAID NIGERIA) for states on the Lagos-Kano-Jibiya (LAKAJI) Corridor. Development of LAKAJI Corridor as a multimodal major trade route in Nigeria is an initiative of USAID ...

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How to reclaim Nigeria’s lost cocoa glory, by experts


Ways to boost cocoa produce in the country dominated discussions at a recent gathering in Ibadan, Oyo State, where stakeholders explored measures to address the dearth of planting materials for the cash crop. Courtesy of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Nigeria, major service providers in key producing states were drilled on issues related to vegetative propagation ...

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Nigeria loses N350 billion yearly to shea smuggling – Segun Awolowo


Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Segun Awolowo, has revealed that the sum of almost N350 billion is lost to smuggling of Shea products from Nigeria every year due to the non-existence of proper structure for the Shea value chain in the country. “Nearly N345 million is lost in the smuggling of Shea products out of the ...

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Seeds of success in Ghana

Mohammed Sabtuwo

Mohammed Sabtuwo does not just want to talk about how agriculture has changed his life; he wants to show us. Before we know it, he is up from his seat and whisking us away to his house, a sense of urgency in every step. On the way, he points to a small house, about half the size of a car ...

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Lagos, Abuja host roadshows to promote clean energy financing

Prince Lekan Fadina

Roadshows in connection with the launching of the proposals for the Second Cycle of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF 1) will take place in Abuja and Lagos on the 9th and 11th of September 2014. The events are designed to share the successes of the WAFCEF 1 and to promote WAFCEFI 2 with the objective of ...

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