Governors want rice importation banned by 2017

Leadership newspaper — October 14, 2015

State governors on Wednesday pushed for the ban of rice importation by 2017 when the country would have developed sufficient capacity to produce enough to meet local consumption.
Ecobank unveils four-year agric financing plan

The Nation newspaper - October 14, 2015

Ecobank plans to grow its agricultural loan portfolio of N84 billion significantly in the next four years, in line with the Federal Government’s agenda.
BOA grants N350m loan to rice firm in Jigawa

Daily independent – October 14, 2015

The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) on Thursday said it had granted a N350 million loan to a private rice company in Jigawa to boost rice production in the country.
Flood: Sokoto to rely on dry season farming to avoid food shortage

Premium times - October 12, 2015

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State said the state government will engage in massive dry season farming in order to tackle food shortage and mitigate the effect of this year’s flood which destroyed farmlands in different parts of the state.
Farmers board to reconcile factions

Daily trust newspaper - October 12, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) yesterday said the farmers’ body will be reorganized and reconcile warring factions.
Nigeria rice millers criticize Custom’s decision to allow rice importation

Premium times Newspaper - October 8, 2015

The National Rice Millers Association of Nigeria, NRMAN, said on Thursday in Abuja that the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, erred in its decision to lift the ban on importation of rice through the land borders.
Customs order immediate removal of restriction on rice import

Vanguard newspaper - October 07, 2015

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has ordered the immediate removal of rice from import restriction list and the re-introduction of import duty payment at land borders.
AFAP pledges increased fertilizer availability

News day - October 5, 2015

Fertilizer manufacturers in southern and east Africa operating under the banner – African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) — have pledged to increase the amount of fertilizer they produce, import and distribute to boost crop production on the continent.
Kano govt partners Leventis

The Nation newspaper - October 02, 2015

Kano State government will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Leventis foundation for the admission of female students into the foundation’s Agricultural Training School at Panda in Albasu Local Government Area of the state.
Benue pegs fertilizer price at N4, 000

Daily trust - September 27 2015

The Benue State government has pegged this year’s fertilizer price at N4, 000 to enable farmers in the state purchase the product for their farm use with less financial stress.
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