Category: Agric & Commodity News

Africa Holds Key For Feeding 9bn People By 2050, Says Adesina

  The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050. He stated this (http://APO.af/z7AxMV) during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day.   The Laureate also called for…

Dangote targets One million metric tons of rice in 2018; launches youth graduates rice farming project in Kogi

A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in Kogi State. This is even as the Company prepares to hit the market with One million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018. The Dangote Youth Rice Farm project, mainly…

NNPC to partners Denmark in Production of Animal Feeds Company

The Danish Government will guarantee a 10 per cent equity financing of a Joint Venture Company involving the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and a Danish firm, Unibio A/S Limited.   The proposed JV Company would be engaged in the production of animal feeds from Nigeria’s abundant natural gas resources through conversion of methane gas…

Emir advocates agricultural programmes for youths to check restiveness

The Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Bahago, says engaging youths in agriculture and agricultural entrepreneurship will minimise agitations across the country. Bahago in his Eid-el-Kabir message on Friday in Minna, said that when the youths engage in meaningful ventures to earn a good living, there would be less crime and agitations across the country. He…