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Edo to cultivate 100,000 hectares oil palm in 3 years – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has stated that the state government’s goal is to cultivate 100,000 hectares of oil palm plantation in the state within the next three years. The governor said this on Thursday when he members of the Plantation Owners Forum of Nigeria (POFON) visited him in Benin. He said that he intended to visit Indonesia and ...

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FG to establish 6 stable crop processing zones

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said that the Federal Government would establish six crop processing zones in the country to enhance food security and economic development. Buhari made this known when he presented the 2018 budget proposal before the National Assembly in Abuja. According to the President, the initiative will help to develop infrastructure for the production, processing ...

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FG secures in 11 states to develop grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserve in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when he briefed newsmen on the Federal Government’s achievements in the sector in commemoration of the 2017 World Food ...

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Northern farmers hopeful of bumper harvest as security, inputs improve

The leadership of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in the North-West states has predicted bumper harvest due to the improved security situation and the provision of inputs. AFAN chairmen in some of the states made this prediction known on Wednesday on a survey on the impact of newly harvested produce on the prices of foodstuffs. Alhaji Nasiru Sani-Jaji ...

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