28 Apr 2020

Ivory Coast: "there will be no shortage of rice" (government)

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The Ivorian government has announced "  that there will be no shortage of rice in Côte d'Ivoire  ". The information was given on Sunday, April 26, 2020, by the Ivorian Minister for the Promotion of Rice Cultivation, Gaoussou Touré (photo), during the daily press conference on coronavirus disease.

Speaking on the government's strategy to deal with this situation, Gaoussou Touré said that "  the implementation of the Emergency Rice Program will ...

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21 Apr 2020
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IFAD Fund to mitigate coronavirus impact is a critical Intervention

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Smallholder farmers across the country have welcomed the move by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to committed US$40 million to support farmers and rural communities to continue growing and selling food during these trying moments.

A farmer at Kintampo in the Bono East and 2019 National Best Agroforestry farmer, Mr. Asare Robben said many small-scale farmers are unable to buy inputs, such as seeds or ...

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17 Apr 2020
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Marginal coronavirus’s impact on international fertiliser market

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While some normality is returning to Chinese fertiliser and chemical markets, the effect of the virus in several European countries is unclear.

While the repercussions of the virus are spreading to other parts of the world, analysts said what happens in China will have major implications for the fertiliser markets.

Analysts said the  coronavirus crisis is adding to the uncertainties the global food  industry faces as it contemplates new investments ...

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15 Apr 2020
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COVID-19: FG reduces price of fertilizer for farmers

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The Federal Government has reduced the price of NPK fertilizer from N5,500 to N5,000 per 50kg bag, Governor Muhamad Badaru of Jigawa, who is the Chairman, Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI), has announced

Mr Badaru told journalists on Wednesday in Dutse that the gesture was part of palliatives introduced by the Federal Government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic to farmers and other end-users.

“As part of ...

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11 Apr 2020

Combating covid-19: Seed operators and fertilizer suppliers contribute 194 million.

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Seed operators and fertilizer suppliers voluntarily contributed 194 million for the fight against covid-19. The latter therefore gave their supervising minister, Moussa Baldé, a check in the amount of 194 million 600 thousand CFA francs.

 “I salute this civic and voluntary act by seed operators and fertilizer suppliers. These are gestures that we expect from the population, goodwill because the State cannot do everything. This pandemic is everyone's business ...

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