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AGRICULTURAL DRIVEN SOLUTION TO NIGERIAS RISING YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

By Chambers Umezulike, The Nigerian National Bureau of Statistics has pegged Nigerias general unemployment rate at 12.1% as at the first quarter of 2016, with youth unemployment rate at 48%. In the same light, about 4.5 million Nigerians match into the labour market annually from tertiary institutions with very limited places to work in. Albeit few Nigerian governments have commissioned ...

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ACTIONAID Nigeria Calls for Expression of Interest: Community Participatory Assessment of Government Expenditure on Agriculture

Call for Expression of Interest: Community Participatory Assessment of Government Expenditure on Agriculture (National and States)/Development of Community Score Cards on Smallholder Farmers Accessibility to Agriculture Financing in Nigeria Background:  ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) is implementing Phase 2 of the Public Financing of Agriculture (PFA). The Phase 2 which is designed to strengthen and deepen Public Financing of Agriculture project, seeks ...

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Rural Farmers in FCT Beg FG for Land allocation

  Rural Farmers in the Federal Capital Territory FCT have begged the Federal Government FG For land allocations to enable them embark on massive production of food.   The farmers, among other challenges, bitterly complained on non-availability of land as a major constraint to farmers in the FCT.   The Farmers made the demand Monday in Abuja, during Avian Influenza ...

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Adesina laments over Nigeria’s dwindling agricultural sector

  Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and current President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, has lamented that despite Nigeria’s huge capacity of 50% of the world cassava’s production, less than 1% of its produce is exported. Adesina made this known through AfDB Country Director, Ousmane Dore, who spoke in Abuja stating that Nigeria produced 53 ...

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Agriculture can replace oil as major revenue source‎ – Afri-CASD

   By Olugbenga Adanikin Abuja The ‎Africa Centre for Food, Agriculture and Sustainable Development (Afri-CASD ) yesterday said the Federal Government can generate more revenue into its coffers if the agriculture sector is given similar priority as the upstream and downstream sector. Afri-CASD Programme Manager, ‎Mr. Bolaji Akindehinde disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja. He stated that ...

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