CBN records N53.8 billion fully repaid agriculture loans

Nigerian Guardian - September 4, 2014

The Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recorded N53.8 billion fully repaid loans in August 2014, out of the N79.3 billion granted to farmers since inception.


‘Kano farmers benefited from FG’S Agric loan’

Daily trust - September 04, 2014

The Kano State Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna, said farmers in the state benefited from federal government’s agricultural interventions in three fold since 2011.


Breakdown and Modalities of the Agricultural Mechanization Programme – All you need to know

Agro Nigeria - September 01, 2014

In a bid to speed up full establishment of the 1,200 private sector driven Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprises (AEHE) across the states of the Federation the Presidency gave a directive to CBN to set aside ₦50 billion for the establishment of an Agricultural Mechanization Fund that will make credit available to farmers to mechanize their agricultural processes.

Kebbi crash: FG deploys another pest control plane

Daily trust - August 28, 2014

Federal ministry of agriculture has deployed another pest control aircraft to continue operation in Kebbi State, following the recent crash involving the aircraft conducting the exercise.


Agric ministry set to partner with nestle Nigeria on high energy foods

FMARD - August 28, 2014

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has pledged the readiness of his ministry to partner with Nestle Nigeria and others in the production of High Energy Foods.

Jonathan directs CBN to set aside N50bn Agric mechanization fund

Thisdaylive - August 26 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to set aside N50 billion as agricultural mechanization intervention fund for farmers in the country.

Nigerian engineers partner IITA to halt devastation by weeds

The Guardian - 23 August 2014

Efforts to control weeds in cassava farms received a boost with Nigerian engineers joining forces with experts from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to seek sustainable solutions to tackle the menace.


Katsina surpasses its target in cotton production

Leadership - August 23, 2014

Katsina State has surpassed its set targets in the area of cotton production under the ongoing agricultural transformation agenda, state commissioner for agriculture, Musa Adamu Funtua has said.

FAO seeks improved agric policy implementation in Africa

Punch - August 21, 2014

The FAO Representative in Nigeria, Mrs. Louise Setshwaelo, has attributed the slow pace of agricultural development in Africa to poor implementation of policies.

We’ve recovered N22b non-performing loans, says BoA chief

The Nation - August 21, 2014

The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) has recovered about N22 billion non-performing loans between 2010 and June this year. It has also attracted N28 billion to the bank, and has created over 2.4 million jobs,  its  Managing Director,  Mohammed Santuraki has said.

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