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Africa Food Prize Opens 2018 Nominations

Africa Food Prize has announced the commencement of the search for the 2018 Africa Food Prize Winner. This is a distinguished award that recognises outstanding indi-viduals or institutions that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that …

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‘Improving Rural-Urban Links Crucial for Farmers’

Recently The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held an international conference in Abuja to present key findings from the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, the latest in an annual analysis of developments in food policy around the developing world, RABIYAT USMAN who was at the event writes: With rapid …

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19 Northern States to Spend N100bn in 2017

Sokoto Leads with N14.6bn Benue, N9.9bn Katsina, N8bn: From Ibrahim Goronyo (Sokoto), John Shiando (Makurdi), Dan Amusingha (Minna), Jude Dangwam (Jos), Nicholas Justus (Kaduna), Tunde Oyekola (Ilorin), Julius Atabor (Lokoja), Hisham Habib (Kano), Abubakar Abubakar (Lafia) In a move to diversify their economies and reduce over dependence on the Federation …

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Potential Disincentives for Contract Farming

By Iorwuese Tyopev: Although there are a lot of benefits in contract farming (CF), it is by no means a panacea to agricultural commercialization and poverty reduction. Several concerns have been raised regarding the desirability of contract farming, foremost of which involves the opportunistic nature of designed CF arrangements, in-transparent …

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Kebbi ’s Agricultural Initiatives

By Yazeed Umar: No many states or regions of Nigeria take agriculture as serious as the people of Kebbi State in North West geo political zone of the country. To the government and people of the State, agriculture is an important means of livelihood for the people as between 70 …

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Study Shows Impact of Nigeria Recession on Agriculture

The Federal Government and international development organisations must refocus their policies on agriculture to reshape their interventions to mitigate the negative impact of the recent devaluation of the Naira on the sector growth, a study by two development groups said. The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, PIND, …

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Contract Farming and Agricultural Devt in Nigeria

By Iorwuese Tyopev : Contract farming is the current best practice in agricultural development. It is a contract between a farmer and a purchaser established in advance of the growing season for a specific quantity, quality, and date of delivery of an agricultural output at a price or price formula fixed in …

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Nigerian Professor Produces Anti-army Worms Chemical

By Atabor Julius:   The pride of every nation is to attain food sufficiency, which is an antidote against social demeanour. Nigeria’s effort at achieving the desired level of food sufficiency to meet its teeming population estimated at 200 million, cannot be overemphasised. However, it has become a misnomer for …

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