Top 10 agriculture news from the biggest events and recent happenings in the Nigerian agric space, from June 8, to June 14, 2020. Click the links to continue reading the stories.
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Lagos Govt distributes maize, sorghum to 15 farm settlements to avert food scarcity
The Lagos State Government has begun the distribution of maize and sorghum to no less than 15 feed millers, farm settlements, and other stakeholders in the livestock industry in the state.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, said that the measures were to avert food scarcity in the coming years in the state.
Niger govt. pledges support to women farmers
The Niger State government on Thursday said that it would support the Smallholder Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON) in the state with inputs and implements for 2020 farming season.
Zamfara gets CBN approval to finance 60,000 farmers
Zamfara state government has secured approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to finance a total of 60,000 farmers through their commodity associations.
This was announced by the special adviser to the governor, Zamfara State Directorate of Accelerated Cotton Development (ZAMDACOD) for Zamfara state government and CBN Anchor Borrowers programme, Alhaji Abdullahi M. Maiturare while addressing newsmen in Gusau, Thursday.
CBN boosts 70, 000 maize farmers under its Anchor Borrowers Programme
Abuja – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Thursday that it would support 70,000 maize farmers under its Anchor Borrowers Programme, during the 2020 wet farming season.
Mr Nuhu Muazu, Head Development Finance Office, CBN, disclosed this in Bwari, Abuja, at the launching of farm inputs distribution to maize farmers for the 2020 wet season.
Federal Government flags off the distribution of agric inputs to avert food crisis
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Sabo Nanono, has flagged-off the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers, as part of measures to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic to boost food production in the country and avert food scarcity in 2021.
The inputs distributed to smallholders farmers free of charge, were varieties of seeds of rice, maize, wheat, and palm seedlings while others like water pumps, irrigation kits, and seed planter would be given out at 75 percent subsidy.