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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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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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