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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA The Corona Virus – covid 19 found it’s way into Africa and has since become a pandemic causing fear, panic, and a global concern (e.g fall in oil prices and movement restrictions). Food Security has a major role in national development and econo...
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Stakeholders want CBN’s inclusion of cashew in Anchor Borrowers programme

The Cashew Farmers, Aggregators and Processors of Nigeria (ACFAP) have called for the inclusion of Cashew in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP). The Association said they were promoting cashew value chain development with an emphasis on value addition, job creation and ...
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HOPE RISING FOR AGRICULTURE IN NIGERIA

Despite numerous risks, the agriculture sector is expected to reap bigger fruits this year with more investments implemented, making it one of the key drivers of economic growth. The sector has received a major boost over the past two years, thanks to a strong focus by policymakers on food and jobs....
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POVERTY ERADICATION THROUGH AGRICULTURE

BeAccording to worldbank in June 2017, Agriculture is the first responder to poverty, followed by the manufacturing sector. The contribution of a sector to poverty eradication is due to the participation and effective management of the sector by the populace and the support of the Government. In the...
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WORLD FOOD DAY

World Food Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO), an event organized in over 150 countries across the world, which is set apart in tackling Global hunger. It is held annually on the 16th of October where people from around the world come together to dec...
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WHY IS CASHEW ONE OF THE TOP 5 EXPORTABLE CROPS.

Nigeria is ranked 14th in the global index of cashew nut exports with about 60million dollars made yearly and produces about 20% of the world cashew production.   Exporting cash crops comes with a lot of challenges such as perishability and flaunctuating demands in the international market. Major e...
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YOUNG FARMERS GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE THE FUTURE

Young Farmers given opportunity to secure the future To catch them young, the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) has launched the Farmers for the Future (F4F) grant aimed to give young people the opportunity to access funds for viable agricultural enterprises. Announcing the initiat...
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Combating post-harvest losses

A third of the global food wastage happens during post-harvest according to international reports. According to figures by the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), Nigeria loses about $9 billion yearly due to poor post-harvest management. More than 30 perce...
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60,000 farmers to benefit from $200m APPEALS project fund

Sixty thousand farmers, drawn from six states will benefit from the $200m World Bank assisted project, under the Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS). This was disclosed at the Project Facilitation Training for facilitators, which ended yeste...
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FARMING, NOT JUST A CHOICE

Farming, not just a choice but a must Once in your life you’ll need a lawyer At some point you’ll need a Teacher As you start earning, you’ll need a banker Religion demands that you need a preacher But at least thrice a day, you’ll need a farmer Starting with your morning rou...
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