Posts for tag "nigeria"

29 Jul 2020

Yobe to begin fertilizer distribution to 33,000 farmers

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Yobe State government is set to distribute fertilizer inputs to over 33,000 small scale farmers in the state.

Commissioner for Agriculture in the State, Dr. Hajiya Mairo Amshi disclosed this at the distribution of farm inputs to 100 farmers who are part of 450 targeted farmers in the state by UNHCR in partnership with American University of Nigeria(AUN).

Dr. Amshi added that the delay in the commencement of ...

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03 Jul 2020

Tambuwal Lauds OCP Africa for Subsidising Fertilizer to Farmers

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The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has commended fertilizer firm, OCP Africa’s plan to support small scale farmers by selling fertilizer to them at subsidized rates so as to cushion the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure food security in the country.

Speaking at the flag-off of OCP Africa fertilizer post Covid-19 intervention package to farmers in Sokoto Thursday, Tambuwal said: “The palliatives will go a long ...

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02 Jul 2020

COVID-19 : Nigeria distributes free seeds, fertilizers, to Kogi farmers

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As part effort to ensure food production is not affected by the devastating effect of COVID-19 and ensure a more sustainable and resilient food system in the country, the Nigerian Government Thursday handed over farm inputs to Kogi state farmers.

Minister of Agriculture Sabo Nanono, while Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at the Ministry’s Warehouse at Okene road, Kogi State, said the distribution of the free agricultural inputs to ...

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26 Jun 2020

World’s largest fertilizer firm to commission multi-billion plant in Nigeria

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One of the world’s largest producers of phosphate based fertilizer, Morocco’s OCP Group, has announced that it expects the ammonia plant in Nigeria and the fertilizer plant in Ghana to be operational by 2024.

This forms part of the expansion strategy of the group into the Sub-Saharan Africa in recent years, thereby boosting its investments.

According to the company’s Chief Growth Officer, Soufiyane El Kassi, the two ...

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22 Jun 2020

NSIA to invest additional N114bn in Presidential Fertilizer Initiative

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The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority is set to invest another    N114 billion into the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI).

This will increase total investment in the PFI to N221 billion since 2017 when the initiative was established.

The PFI was established following the visit of the King of Morocco to Nigeria in December 2016 and the subsequent signing of a 3-year bilateral agreement with Morocco for the supply of Di-ammonium Phosphate ...

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