Subsidy For Kaduna Farmers

Kaduna state governor, Mukthar Ramalan Yero has said that farmers in the state are top enjoy subsidy on farm input under the State Agriculture Support Scheme and the Growth Enhancement Programme (GES) of the Federal Government. The governor who spoke at the flag-off of the distribution of assorted subsidized fertilizers to farmers in the state […]

Borno sponsors 50 students to India on irrigation agriculture

The Borno Government on Sunday said it had sponsored 50 students to India on irrigation agriculture. A statement by Malam Isa Gusau, Special Adviser to Gov. Kashim Shettima, in Maiduguri, stated that it was part of the state government’s approaches to fight the menace of insurgents. The statement stated that the students left Nigeria for […]

The minister of Industry calls for more focus on agriculture and SMEs

  The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Olusegun Aganga, has called for more focus on Agriculture and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to achieve inclusive growth in Africa. He said, on Tuesday, that Small and Medium Scale businesses today accounted for 45 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and it […]

NDDC releases $12m to support agriculture in Niger Delta

Mr Godspower Amadi, Director, Agriculture and Fisheries, Niger Delta Development Commission, says the commission has released $12 million to International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to support agriculture in Niger Delta. Amadi disclosed this at the 15th IFAD/NDDC/FGN Supervision Mission organised by IFAD in Port Harcourt on Thursday. He said : “IFAD designed a Community-Based Natural Resource Management […]

Fed Govt okays $152.12 million loan for agriculture

*Presidency yet to receive 2014 Budget The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the acquisition of $152.12 million loan from the African Development Bank (ADB) towards boosting agricultural produces in the country. The Minister of Agriculture, Akinwunmi Adesina and Minister of Information, Labaran Maku disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the […]

FCTA Disburses N500 Million Agric Loan To Farmers

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed N500 million under the agriculture loan scheme of the Central Bank of Nigeria to farmers as part of measures to boost agriculture and food supply in the territory. The FCTA has also entered into a public-private partnership agreement with an Israeli Firm, SEC Equipment, […]

FG Provides N15 Billion Cheap Funds For Farmers

Akin Akande, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday approved a grant of N15 billion to the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), to be provided to farmers at single digit interest rate for the 2013-farming season. Vice President, Architect Mohammed Namadi Sambo, disclosed this in Abuja, during the Closing Ceremony of the 19 the edition of the National […]

FG To Grant Soft Loans To Farmers

Gordon Olabiyi Efforts by the country to boost agricultural production received further boost as the Federal Government has said it is working out plans that will give farmers access to cheap interest loans. This was disclosed at the ongoing 19th Nigeria Economic Summit, where President Goodluck Jonathan said the modalities for the cheap loans were already […]

IFC Invests N58.43bn In Nigeria’s Largest Fertilizer Plant

By Bamidele Obafemi The agricultural transformation agenda of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration today got a huge boost as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank pumped in a staggering N58.43billion into the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer& Chemicals Plant. The investment is expected to contribute to improved farm yields and agricultural productivity, which are […]