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    Agriculture Will Lead Nigeria’s Economy In 2015

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    We are confident, as we enter 2015, looking forward through the benefit of hindsight, that this is the dawn of a new day for Nigeria as the federal government has put the private sector at the center piece of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), leading to a major boost to agriculture. Since the Agribusiness and…

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    ATA’s Impact Is There For All To See

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    Nigeria is bouncing back to glory in agriculture and is set to surpass the old time. The voices of beneficiaries in the sector lend easy and solid credence to this. Before the Goodluck Jonathan administration, agriculture was a no go area for many people in various areas. The industry was, particularly, averse to agriculture and…

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    Govt Subsidy Extends To Tractor Hiring In Zamfara

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    The growth enhancement support (GES) for Nigerian farmers started three years ago with agriculture inputs in forms of seeds and fertiliser. With a population of over 14 million farmers registered under the GES scheme and the increasing number of beneficiaries in the subsidised input delivery system, the food production within this period has experienced a…

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    Sustaining ATA Through Growth Enhancement Scheme

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    The Growth Enhancement Support (GES), a programme on the platform of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), was created in 2012 with the sole aim of providing subsidised seeds and fertilisers to farmers while at the same time tackling the massive corruption practised in the system for over 40 years. Today, the revolution in the seed…

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    Nigeria, Kenya Partnering On Agribusiness

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    Nigeria and Kenya recorded a remarkable achievement in bilateral cooperation a fortnight ago at the landmark official launch of the Kenya-Nigeria Agribusiness forum in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. The impact of Nigeria’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda became evident as the budding Agribusiness Group (NABG), midwifed by the minister of agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, featured prominently at the…

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    Food Security Receives A Boost, As FG Launches Silo Complex

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    Food security is recognised as central to any nation’s security. The uncertainties that perennially beset any food-insecure nation derive, in part, from inadequacies associated with activities off-field, affecting food storage. On the flip side, developed countries devote quality policy support to food storage which, in turn, guarantees their all-year-round supply of food. Instances abound where…

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    Mechanisation Agenda Opens Up Private Sector Business Of Tractor Hiring

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    The imperatives of food security, job creation and modernisation of agriculture, under the Agricultural Transformation Agenda (ATA), led to the initiation of Agricultural Equipment Hiring Enterprise (AEHE), an idea that was meant to ease land preparation and enable farmers to increase their farm sizes, thereby producing more food for the populace. AEHE has received the…

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  • How Dangote Became Rice Farmer

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    Dangote is now a rice farmer. The road to that was paved with the determination to make a positive difference as exemplified in the MoU signed on August 1, 2014 at the presidential villa, between Dangote Group and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, before the signing, made…

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    GES: Agric Ministry, IFDC Tap Into New ICT Platform

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    When the Growth Enhancement Support (GES), an innovation under the agricultural transformation agenda of the federal government, was introduced, a major criticism was that many beneficiaries were unable to redeem their inputs due to GSM network failure or an absence of it in many remote areas. There is no doubt that, as part of the…

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    Nigeria Inches Closer To Rice Self-Sufficiency

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    The long awaited moment has come. Now is the moment when arguments on Nigeria’s ability to meet its rice needs should take a back seat and be put to final rest, given the unfolding reality. On Monday, this week, President Goodluck Jonathan was at the Olam integrated rice facility at Rukubi village in Doma local…

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