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World Egg Day:  A Day Old Chick Goes For N400, Association Raises Alarm

World Egg Day:  A Day Old Chick Goes For N400, Association Raises Alarm

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has raised alarm over exorbitant cost of birds in the market, as a broiler day old chick that used to be N100 now goes for as high as N400. The President of the association, Mr Ezekiel Mam, who raised the alarm at a news conference on Friday to mark the […]

Nigeria’s National Livestock Transformation Plan Is Not RUGA Project – Says Lalong

  Chairman, Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has said that the National Livestock Transformation Plan has nothing to do with the controversal Rural Grazing Area (RUGA), project. As such, he said, his counterparts in the 19 Northern States should therefore form a common front on ways to draw from the […]

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Olam Secures US$525 Million Sustainability KPI-Linked loan

    Leading global agri-business, Olam International Limited (“Olam’’) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Olam Treasury Pte. Ltd. (“OTPL”), have secured a revolving credit facility (the “Facility”) aggregating US$525.0 million linked to meeting sustainability Key Performance Indicators (“KPI”). The Facility consists of three tranches – a 1-year revolving credit facility (“RCF”) of US$315.0 million, a […]

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Nigeria: Borno Deploys Agro Rangers To Accelerate Agricultural Activities

  The Borno Government, North East Nigeria, says it will deploy agro-rangers to protect farmers against attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state. Gov. Babagana Zulum disclosed this on Monday while responding to requests by the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi, who paid him a Sallah homage, at the Government House, Maiduguri. […]

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China Lifts Ban On Beef Imports From South Africa

  China has lifted the ban on beef imports, following a unique decision by the Chinese government after an expert team was sent to South Africa to study the situation of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the country. On 7 January 2019, South Africa lost its ‘FMD disease-free zone without vaccination’ status, as granted […]

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Nigeria: 10,000 Farmers In Kogi to Benefit World Bank $200 Million Grant … to Boost Rice, Cashew and Cassava Production

  A World Bank reform Programme known as States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability, and Sustainability (SFTAS) is a program aimed at supporting the Federal Government to strengthen the fiscal transparency, accountability, and sustainability in the participating states. The program is a hybrid with two components of activities that support Nigerian states to achieve the key result […]

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Donors pledge $17 million to Africa Solidarity Trust Fund

  African and non-regional donors on Tuesday pledged $17 million to replenish the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, an initiative which aims to provide food security and eliminate rural poverty on the continent. The pledges were made at a high-level donor round table convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Equatorial Guinea […]

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The 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

  A unique mapping approach that will give smallholder farmers a ‘best fit’ for what to grow, where and how, has been awarded the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security1 thanks to its potential to improve productivity in food insecure areas and countries. The approach, called Innovation Mapping for Food Security (IM4FS), is […]

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