Nigerian government to boost Irish potato production

The Potato Farmers Association of Nigeria (POFAN) says the federal government has agreed to support Irish potato growers with farm mechanisation, capitalisation loans and inputs to boost productivity. POFAN President Chief Daniel Okafor told local media that the government has included the association in programmes involving the distribution of disease…

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Nigeria’s 2017 overall farm yield down

Nigeria’s overall farm yield remained below the African and global average in 2017 due to climate change, the absence of government input support, inefficient agricultural extension services and insecurity arising from militancy in various parts of the country. The 2017 national agricultural performance survey was done by the National Agricultural…

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Nigeria launches paramilitary unit to prevent clashes between farmers and herders

The Nigerian government has launched the Agro Rangers, a paramilitary outfit to protect cattle colonies, grazing reserves, as well as crop and livestock farmers from attacks. The deployment of the unit followed the recent countrywide escalation of armed clashes over land and grazing rights between crop farmers and livestock herders.…

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Nigerian President vows to quell conflict between farmers and herders

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he will punish all those behind deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers. “All those involved in the conflict that culminated in loss of lives would not escape justice, including any illegal armed militia,” said a statement released by his office. Also read: Nigerian cattle herders…

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