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Nigerian ban on rice imports has boosted rice farming – Group

Nigerian ban on rice imports has boosted rice farming in the Enuma FADAMA Rice Production Cluster in Kuchita, Lavun Local Government Area of Niger,...

Nigerian Agricultural reforms to help its rice compete with international brands soon

Nigerian rice would compete favorably with any brand in the world, said the acting President, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo recently. He said the government was...

Ugandan Ministries entangled in rice politics

Ugandan Government has waived tax on the import of brown rice effective April 2017 for the first four months to stabilise price of the...

Zamfara State in Nigeria targets 13,000 metric tonnes of rice production

Nigeria’s Special Adviser to the Governor on ZACAREP, Alhaji Aminu Dankwangila, disclosed that Zamfara Government is to produce about 13,000 metric tonnes of rice...

Boko Haram victims in Nigeria receive relief material from NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) presented food and non-food relief materials to victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Yobe State as a part of...
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Tanzania to embrace climate-smart agriculture to transform people’s lives

Estimated loss in the agriculture sector due to climate change in Tanzania is about $200 million per year. To overcome this problem the government...

Nigeria making efforts to boost rice production

Nigerian government announced that necessary effort have been put in place to boost rice production. The Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Isiaka...

Good rainfall helps as Mali forecasts 11 percent rise in grain output 2017-18

A West African Country, Mali expects its grain production in the 2017-18 seasons to rise by about 11 percent to 9.8 Million Metric Tonnes...

Côte d’Ivoire is selected to host African Green Revolution Forum 2017

Rice is a staple food in Cote d’Ivoire. Côte d’Ivoire was once a rice exporter. But, with progressive disengagement of the government from the...

Nigerian Customs stops exit of rice from free trade zones

Determined to ensure total compliance to the ban on rice imports into the country, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has forbidden the exit of...

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