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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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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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FG set up task force to beat down food prices

FEDERAL government has constituted a presidential task force to urgently consider measures that would ensure a steady flow of produce to the market and reverse recent price increases. Giving the directive today at the Federal Executive Council meeting, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, expressed concern at some of the inflationary rates ...

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Ghana: 66% of rice consumed in Ghana imported

he latest Oxford Business School report has revealed that only 34 percent of rice consumed in the country is produced locally, resulting in the importation of 680,000 tonnes annually. Even though the country’s domestic production has increased by 12 percent over the 2010-15 period, states the report, domestic consumption increased ...

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Obaseki inaugurates Agric committee, targets 80,000 jobs

Photo Caption: Governor Obaseki shaking hands with Dr. Tunde Faturoti, Country Manager, Agri-sedco Ltd. as Wole Adeyegbe, The Group Managing Director Saro Agro Sciences Ltd stands by. Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Thursday inaugurated an ad hoc committee under the Agriculture Empowerment Initiative to revamp agriculture in the state. ...

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FOOD SECURITY: AMBODE UNVEILS PLANS TO INTEGRATE SOUTH WEST STATES

*Vows To Uphold Economic Growth, Cultural Heritage Of Yoruba Nation     Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday unveiled plans by his administration to integrate the six States in the South West region to the food security drive of the State Government especially in addressing the demand and ...

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Fertilizer: Dangote, Moroccan Group sign MoU

The Nigeria’s agricultural sector has received a major boost as the Dangote Group and the OCP Group of Morocco on Friday in Abuja signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster fertilizer production and business in the country.  The Dangote-OCP partnership is expected to lead to the creation of an integrated African ...

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FG Partners Indigenous Company To Develop The Dairy Sector

The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and local dairy company, L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing the dairy sector and helping to tackle the recurring Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes in Nigeria. The MoU signing which ...

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Dangote starts construction of $2 billion fertilizer production plant

Dangote logo         Fertilizer imports into Ghana and the West Africa sub-region especially from abroad is expected to drop drastically by the third quarter of next year. This follows cement manufacturer Dangote’s commencement of the construction of a $2 billion fertilizer production plant with the capacity of ...

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