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Lagos to establish 500-hectare coconut plantation estate

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Lagos State Government is planning to establish a 500-hectare coconut plantation estate to boost production. The General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, Mr Dapo Olakulehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday that the estate would be dedicated to planting, processing and packaging of coconut. Olakulehin said that the agency Read More…

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World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Twitter. Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said this on Thursday during the activities to commemorate the second year of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration. Olusanya Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu requests funding from Natural Resources Dev Fund for tourism, agric and solid minerals development

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: LASG. In picture above: Members of the Fiscal Efficiency and Budget Committee of the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), who were on a verification exercise of the projects executed by the Lagos State Government. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has requested that the State Government should be allowed to draw from Read More…

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Lagos to generate $10bn in agriculture investment by 2025 – Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: NAN. The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday said that the state was expected to generate $10 billion in the agriculture sector in the next five years. Sanwo-Olu said this during the official inauguration of the five-year Agricultural and Food Systems Roadmap in Lagos. He said that most of the investments Read More…

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Lagos partners IITA to train 13,548 youths in agribusiness

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government is collaborating with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Africa Projects Development Centre (APDC) to train 13,548 youths in the various agricultural value chains in a five-stage model within the next five years. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya disclosed this today at the opening of Read More…

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Lagos to hold farmers’ fair on Sunday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Business AM, SwanCape Farms. The Lagos State Government said it would hold the December edition of its Eko City Farmers’ Fair and Appreciation Day on Sunday to enable residents shop for produce, including rice, at farm gate prices. The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, stated this on Thursday in Lagos. She Read More…

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Lagos APPEALS, ALF collaborate to train 250 agro-entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Mastercard Foundation/Jennifer Huxta. The Lagos State Agro-Processing Productivity, Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) project and the Africa Leadership Forum (ALF) are collaborating to train 250 beneficiaries on accessing second level financing. Mrs Oluranti Sageo-Oviebo, State Project Coordinator, APPEALS, said this on Wednesday in Lagos, during the graduation of the first batch of Read More…

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AfDB to support development of 5 SAPZs in Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Alamy, Eric Roset/Africa Progress Panel. The African Development Bank (AfDB)  says it plans to support the development of Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) on the continent. President of the bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina said this at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Africa Economic Zones Organisation (AEZO) held in Tangier, Morocco on Thursday. Read More…

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Agric firm to facilitate N5.7bn loan for 25,000 farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Joe Brock . An agritech focussed company, Farmcrowdy Limited (FC),  says it is committed to impact 25,000 farmers across Nigeria through its Structured Financing of N5.7 billion. Mr Oluwakotanmi Ojo, the Chief Financial Officer and Business Leader, FC Structured Finance, made this known at the firm’s fourth year anniversary in Lagos. Ojo said 90 Read More…

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OPINION: Investing in digital agriculture can help Africa beat this pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes by Ban Ki-moon & Patrick Verkooijen | Global Center on Adaptation Picture above credit: A farm worker manually irrigates a salad field, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Thies, Senegal, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra We need to bridge Africa’s data gap to strengthen food, health and economic security, and overcome a Read More…