Agriculture

PIC. 9. LARGE MAIZE FARMS DESTROYED BY ATTACKERS ON KWI VILLAGE IN RIYOM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF PLATEAU STATE ON WEDNESDAY (24/8/11).Nigeria: China Plans New Investment in Agriculture, Infrastructure

Abuja — As Nigeria continues to reap from the whirlwind of international goodwill over the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections, the People’s Republic of China has pledged to invest more in agriculture and infrastructural projects…

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111112Germany to help boost agriculture in Nigeria

“It could address a major problem in Africa by providing economic opportunities for the 200 million people between 14 and 24 years old that make Africa home of the youngest populations in the world,” the report adds…

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11111‘Indian investors must turn to Africa’s agricultural sector’

“It could address a major problem in Africa by providing economic opportunities for the 200 million people between 14 and 24 years old that make Africa home of the youngest populations in the world,” the report adds…

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11Olam invests N54bn in Nigeria’s wheat, pasta industry

Olam Nigeria has announced that its Singapore-based holding company, Olam International Limited, is investing N54 billion ($275 million) in Nigeria’s wheat milling and pasta manufacturing industry…

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images-2How we can achieve needed change in agriculture, by Audu Ogbe

“This flag-off serves as the commencement of the Buhari Administration’s vision to aggressively commercialise and mechanise Nigeria’s agriculture by introducing about 2,000 units of tractors and various kinds of harvesting and processing equipment to mechanise our farming annually, while also building Nigerian local content and capacity to sustain and advance mechanisation to suit best practices worldwide.”

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131Africa Spends $35bn Importing Food Annually – Adesina

Nigeria’s minister of agriculture and rural development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that given the abundant endowment in Africa, the continent should not be spending $35billion annually on food importation.

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132In Nigeria, Agriculture Is ‘The New Oil’

When Nigeria announced recently that it had become Africa’s biggest economy, you could be forgiven for thinking that oil was the only reason. After all, Nigeria is the biggest oil producer in Africa. What many people didn’t realize was the growing role of agriculture in boosting Nigeria’s economy – and the lives of its large rural population…

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