Nigeria targets 500,000 tonnes of cocoa in next 10 years

The Federal Produce Inspection Service (FPIS) said that Nigeria planned to increase cocoa production to 500,000 tonnes in the next 10 years. A First Chief Control Officer of the service, Mr. Israel Ikwejulor, made this known in Lagos.

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African Ministers of Agriculture urged to support small holder farmers

African Ministers of Agriculture have been urged to accelerate investment and broad-based transformation in support of smallholder farmers.

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FG launches new technology for farmers’ registration

To solve the problems of poor mobile phone network, multiple registration, corruption and easy inputs redemption process, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC), introduced a new technology known as “GES TAP” for farmers’ registration.

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Farmers to earn N42bn income from wheat production

Following the ongoing transformation in agriculture and the Federal Government’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina said that Nigerian farmers will soon generate N42 billion from wheat production.

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FG to commence dams rehabilitation in Kaduna State

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture is to rehabilitate some dams in Kaduna State to assist farmers’ practice dry season farming.

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FG supports farmers in Sokoto with N5.64bn inputs

The Federal Government supported farmers in Sokoto State with inputs worth N5.64 billion in the last two years, Dr. Jubril Enesi, Director, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, announced.

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Agriculture, tool for economic development, says Gov. Akpabio

Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State said that agriculture remained the fundamental tool for economic development of the country.

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FG flags off dry season farming in Niger State

In its effort to boost food production in the country, the Federal Government has formerly flagged off this year’s (2014) dry season farming in Niger state.

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Gov’t secures $1b for agric infrastructure projects

The Federal Government has secured Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the tune of $1billion (N162 billion) to help in the provision of basic agriculture infrastructure in the selected Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZs) across the country.

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UK supports Kwara on agro-economy

The United Kingdom Trade and Investment is set to offer technical support on agriculture to Kwara State to enable the state meet international best practices.

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