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WASIL/WACOT collaborate with BIFTo improve Maize and Soy productivity in Nigeria

Mr. Sadiq Kassim, General Manager Corporate Affairs, TGI Group, Mr. Soji Apampa, COuntry Manager for BIF and Alhaji Sani Idris Sambo, Sarkin Rafi Katsina, District Head Mai Rua at the MOU signing event between WASIL/WACOT and BIF recently in Funtua, Kastina state. June 9, 2017/CFO & Associates PR As part ...

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Heritage Bank supports Triton Group reforestation project in Oyo State

    Heritage Bank Plc has thrown its weight behind Globus Resources Limited, a subsidiary of Triton Group, to flag off the second phase of afforestation programme in Oyo State. The bank as the first financier had earlier financed the first phase of the project and offered N2billion long-term facility ...

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US government mobilizes $115 million for Ghana’s agricultural sector

Melinda Tabler-Stone, Chargé d’affaires, US Embassy Feed the Future, an initiative by the United States government has mobilized more than $115 million in private sector investment for Ghana’s agricultural productivity, boost incomes, and link farmers to market and trade opportunities, Melinda Tabler-Stone, Chargé d’affaires, US Embassy has said. According to ...

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IFC, Africa Re develop index products to increase access to finance for farmers

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Africa Reinsurance Corporation has supported a two-day technical workshop on risk modelling and strategic decision-making for index insurance products. James Seward, Practice Manager for the World Bank Group’s Finance and Markets Global Practice, Africa region, said, the agriculture sector is a ...

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US to invest $38 million in Ghana’s agric sector

The American Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson, has revealed that his country intends to invest considerable resources in the agriculture and health sectors in Ghana. He made the declaration during a working visit to the Brong Ahafo Region on Tuesday. The US Ambassador was hosted by the Regional Minister, ...

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Dangote will be largest exporter of rice in 5 years – AfDB President

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote (www.Dangote.com), may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021. Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Morocco over the weekend, Adesina said Africa must focus on agriculture to drive growth and create ...

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FirstBank Leads Collaborative Efforts for Sustainable Interest in Agriculture

As part of its commitment to support agriculture businesses across the value chain and to play its enabling role in the nation’s drive for economic diversification through agriculture, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s Most Valuable Bank Brand, will hold an inaugural agric expo on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in ...

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Fidelity Bank Reiterates support for Agric-Value Chain funding

Nnamdi Okonkwo, MD/CEO Fidelity Bank Plc       Fidelity Bank Plc., one of the country’s leading financial institutions has pledged to support ongoing efforts aimed at strengthening Nigeria’s agricultural value-chain by providing innovative funding schemes and technical advisory services to Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and Commercial agribusiness projects. ...

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Dangote, rice farmers, Sokoto govt sign rice growers scheme agreement

…Dangote laments huge forex on rice importation A tripartite agreement spare headed by the Dangote Rice limited to create jobs for 16,000 outgrower rice farmers in Sokoto was yesterday signed amid excitement and a pledge by all parties to ensure the success of the scheme to make Nigeria self sufficient ...

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FG Presidential Fertilizer Committee Commends Indorama for Keying into Plan to Supply NPK at Cheaper Price to Farmers Nationwide

  The Presidential Committee on Fertilizer Initiative (PCFI) has expressed satisfaction with the participation of Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL) (www.Indorama.com), Port Harcourt, in the programme aimed at supplying NPK fertilizer to farmers nationwide at cheaper cost. Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar who is also ...

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