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Nestlé to invest N535bn in regenerative agriculture

Hours after the United Nations Food Summit was held in New York, Nestle, a Switzerland owned food and beverage company, announced its intention to invest N535 billion in regenerative agriculture food systems. Nestle currently operates a large investment in 22 countries including Nigeria with its

Groups fault ‘monocropping’, urge more support for smallscale farmers

African-based environmental groups have called on rich and influential donors to give “more investment and support” to smallholder farmers to boost agroecological farm practices in Africa. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Institute, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), other environmentalists, and small-scale farmers said this is what

FG distributes rice seedling, inputs to Ebonyi farmers

The Federal Government on Wednesday distributed 150 bags of improved rice seedlings and other inputs to farmers in Ebonyi State. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, said the gesture was intended to boost wet season rice farming in the state. According to

USAID awards $500,000 co-investment grant to boost agric in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced that it has awarded a $500,000 (N205 million) co-investment grant through its West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade hub) to PYXERA Global to boost Nigeria’s agricultural systems and food security pursuit. This was disclosed in

USAID awards $500,000 co-investment grant to boost agric in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced that it has awarded a $500,000 (N205 million) co-investment grant through its West Africa Trade & Investment Hub (Trade hub) to PYXERA Global to boost Nigeria’s agricultural systems and food security pursuit. This was disclosed in