11-Nov-2014 to 14:46

Nigeria’s agric sector harvests $6bn investment in three years

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The budding Nigerian agricultural sector raked in a total of around $6 billion across its various segments, riding on the back of an aggressively implemented import substitution initiative in the past three years.

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11-Nov-2014 to 12:15

World Bank grants $200mn to boost agriculture sector in Rwanda

APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — - Rwanda's Minister for Finance and Economic planning, Claver Gatete on Tuesday signed a grant financing agreement with the World Bank for a 200 million US dollars to support various agriculture commercialization projects as part of national efforts to boost economic growth and address poverty reduction in the Central African nation.

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10-Nov-2014 to 16:05

Body calls for stakeholder involvement to counter climate change burden

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) has called on Africa’s five regional blocs to redouble efforts to actively counter challenges posed by climate change as the continent strives to raise agriculture output in the next decade, APA can report.

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10-Nov-2014 to 13:21

Morocco hosts seminar on agricultural, rural vocational training in Africa

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — The first edition of the International Seminar on Agricultural and Rural Vocational Training in Africa will be held from 12 to 15 November in Rabat, Morocco, under the theme “Roles of agricultural vocational training to meet challenges of various forms of agriculture in Africa”.

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09-Nov-2014 to 12:05

Nigeria to partner Australia in animal husbandry

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigeria\'s Minister of Agriculture Akinwumi Adesina says plans are underway to partner with Australia in the development of animal husbandry in the country.

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05-Nov-2014 to 20:35

Nigeria will support private sector investment in agric - minister

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the government is committed to supporting private sector investment in backward integration to make Nigeria self sufficient in oil palm production.

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04-Nov-2014 to 08:45

Nigeria provides $100m for financing of SMEs – minister

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said that $100 million has been provided by the government for the financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) engaged in the agricultural sector as part of concrete measures to provide long-term loans to them at single digit interest rate.

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