Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meet The Young Family Farmer #YFF of the Month Fareed – the Quail Farmer.

To fulfill my promise of promoting Young farmers and youth in Agribusiness, supporting their family farms, I will be promoting Young Family Farmers (YFF) every month on this page. Today, I will be telling the story of Ibrahim Fareed, the … Continue reading

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Source: DuPont news release DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman participated in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here today to discuss what environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for … Continue reading

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SUBMIT: Expression of Interests as MARKETS II Subcontractor

Deadline: COB on Friday, 31st January, 2014 USAID’s Maximizing Agricultural Revenue in Key Enterprises and Targeted Sites (MARKETS II) project, implemented by Chemonics International Inc., is the successor to the previous MARKETS project, a USAID|Nigeria activity that proved successful in … Continue reading

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SURVEY: Youth and Agriculture in West Africa

until 31.01.2014 Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s fastest growing population and also the youngest. This is a huge opportunity for West Africa as young people bring energy, vivacity, and innovation into the work force and can consequently have a transformative … Continue reading

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Call for Articles: Family Farmers breaking out of Poverty

Are you interested in issues related to Family farming? If yes, then this Call for article by Farming Matters will interest you, read on… Deadline: April 1st, 2014. Farming Matters | 29.4 | December 2013 “Overcoming poverty is not a … Continue reading

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Farming Families – their pains and gains

Family Farming gains: Sorting harvested farm produce Family farmers across the world are indeed happy on the year 2014 been declared as the year of the family farmer, some wonder what the UN declaration means for them. If you are … Continue reading

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Vacancies At Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

DUE DATE: 30th January, 2014 The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nation equivalent to USD27.2 million towards the cost of implementing a Rural Finance Institution … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Entrepreneur donates greenhouse to encourage Youth in Agriculture

According to a recent report by the News Agency of Nigeria , Mr Samuel Samuel, The Chairman of Origin Group of Companies, Lagos, on Monday in Ilorin, donated a tractor and 2, 000 hectares greenhouse to the University of Ilorin. … Continue reading

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Nigeria: 15million Farmers To Benefit From GES-Agric Minister

Mr. Akinwumi Adesina It is interesting to note that Nigeria has penciled down 15 million farmers that would benefit from its Growth Enhancement Support (GES) Scheme in 2014.

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Nigeria: Gombe Earmarks N2.5 Billion for Agriculture in 2014 Budget

In a recent article by Vanguard News, Nigeria it stated that the Gombe State government will spend N2.5 billion (US$15.7 million) on agricultural development in 2014, Dankwambo was said to have announced this while presenting the 2014 budget proposal of … Continue reading

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