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How deforestation, landslide and wildfire is affecting farmers in Cross River communities

By Kehinde Ogunyale THE devastating effect of deforestation, landslide and wildfire is affecting the harvest of farmers in Cross River State in the southern part...

Student farmer makes N150,000 weekly from okra sale, blames middlemen for price hike

A post-graduate student of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Jesse Maitabil, has blamed middlemen, comprising wholesalers and retailers, for skyrocketing prices of...

Food prices rise over 100% under President Buhari

Nigerians have been struggling for feeding as a result of over 100 per cent hike in the prices of key staple food prices since...
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Ondo cocoa farmers accuse govt of selling farmlands to Chinese company

COCOA farmers in Ondo State have accused the state government of selling their farmlands to a Chinese company without their consent. According to the News...

EXCLUSIVE: Titan farms boss speaks on failed agri-business, dealing with investors

For almost a year, the Managing Director of Titan Farms Gbenga Eyiolawi was in public discussion over failed agribusiness projects where he collected money...

Unhealthy meat: FG asked to overhaul abattoir operations nationwide

THE Federal Government has been advised to overhaul abattoir operations in the country to prevent the consumption of unwholesome meat.  Experts including animal scientists and...
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Nigerian, Tunisian farmers run into malnutrition over climate change

By: Amira Karoud (USA), Amos Abba (Nigeria), and Camille Aneke (Nigeria) TWO years ago, a 39-year-old farmer Umma Auwalu took a loan from a microfinance...

AfDB supports Africa’s climate finance with $25bn

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has initiated plans to double the amount of climate finance for Africa between 2020 and 2025 to $25 billion. The...

Food production: Kwara govt increases beneficiaries of FADAMA project

By Dare Akogun THE Kwara State government has augmented the number of farmers that will benefit in the first disbursement of the Kwara Fadama NG-CARES...
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