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Government Plans Buy-back from Farmers to Boost Food Security

• ‘700 trailer loads of grains leave Nigeria daily’ The Federal Government has disclosed plans to commence buy-back from farmers at a guaranteed minimum price,...

FG Trains 120 on Fabrication of Agric Processing Machines

The Federal Government has commenced training 120 Nigerians across the 36 states on the fabrication of agro-processing machines, to serve as a catalyst for...

Kano Partners UK Company on Cotton Processing

Against the backdrop of economic diversification, the Kano State government has entered into talks with a United Kingdom based cotton processing company. This was disclosed...

Agric, Others Suffer Setback as Lending Rates Favour Governments

• Forex crisis, recession hike rates for traders, manufacturers • We still fund real sector, say lenders Banks are taking their scarce assets to governments as...

Commodity Price Between October 21, — October 27, 2016

Commodity Price Between October 21, — October 27, 2016 Market Commodity Wholesale Retail Last Week Variance   Measure Price(N) P/Kg(N) Measure Price(N) P/Kg(N) W(N) R(N) W(N) R(N) Bodija Market, Oyo State.                 Drum Beans (Olotu) 100Kg 30,500 305 Congo 500 342 31,000 500 -500 0 Garri (White) 60Kg 20,000 333 Congo 300 250 20,000 300 0 0 Groundnut (Edible) 100Kg 32,000 320 Congo 400 270 32,000 400 0 0 Maize (White) 100Kg 12,000 120 Congo 180 150 12,500 190 -500 -10 Onion (Violet) 100Kg 36,833 368   - - 35,500 - 1333 - Palm oil (Red) 25Ltr 16,000 640 Bottle 500 667 16,833 500 -833 0 Rice (Imported) 50Kg 19,833 397 Congo 700 583 20,000 700 -167 0 Sorghum (Red) 100Kg 22,000 220 Congo 350 222 22,000 350 0 0 Soya Beans 100Kg 15,000 150 Congo 250 208 15,083 250 -83 0 Dawanau Market, Kano...

Cattle Breeders Association Appeals to Government for Additional Dams, Grazing Areas

The Miyyati Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Kebbi Chapter, has appealed to the state government to establish additional earth dams and expand grazing reserve areas...

Mimiko Sets to Host Maiden Cocoa Investment Conference

As part of activities to launch the much mentioned Akure Commodity Exchange initiated, by the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to help Ondo...

Abdulsalami Cautions On Escalating Clashes Between Herdsmen, Farmers

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), has described as alarming persistent clashes between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the country. According to...

Fayose, Herdsmen in Cow War

Tension is gradually building up in Ekiti State as the Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and Fulani herdsmen tango over implementation of the newly enacted anti-grazing...

We Must be Tactful with Herdsmen in Yorubaland – Ooni Ogunwusi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called for careful handling of the threat posed by some herdsmen across the country, especially...

FG Vows to Recover N12b Agric Loan From Farmers

The Federal Government is making plans to recover over N12 billion owed the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) by farmers.This is part of efforts to...

Governors, Ministers, Set for 2016 Nutritious Food Fair

From November 9 to 11, 2016, HarvestPlus, would be bringing together heavyweights in the industrial sector, food processors and farmers for the second edition...

Agric City Ready in 4 Years—Ogbeh

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, yesterday, disclosed that bulldozers will be mobilised in a few days to the site...

Anchor Borrowers’ Programme: CBN, Coscharis Move to Reduce Forex on Food Import

In a bid to reduce foreign exchange spending on food importation through enhanced funding for agriculture, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved...

Organic Cocoa Farming

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