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Maize farmers to support FG’s food security drive

The Maize Association of Nigeria(MAAN), on Monday, pledged to continually support the Federal Government’s Agricultural policies and programmes. The National President of the association, Bello Abubakar, made the pledge in an interview with journalists in Abuja. According to Mr Abubakar, the association will support the government “once the policy and programmes

Mid–crop harvest: What cocoa farmers are saying

Agriculture was the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy before the discovery of crude oil. From 1960 to 1969, the sector accounted for an average of 57.0 per cent of GDP and generated 64.5 per cent of export earnings. From 1970 to the late 2000s, the sector’s contribution to GDP and export

ECOWAS donates 3.4 metric tonnes worth of cereals to Nigeria

The Economic Commission of West Africa States (ECOWAS) in conjunction with its donors and financial partners has donated 3.399 metric tons worth of cereals as humanitarian assistance to support the most vulnerable populations affected by the COVID – 19 pandemic. This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by Ezeaja Ikemefuna, for

Food prices in Ghana to drop in March

In a report, Esoko stated that the reduction is because farmers want to sell their old stock as this is to help them raise enough money for the new season. Most commodities made gains in the month of February. However, the majority of the gains made were less than 5