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Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria.

May 28, 2018, 11 tweets

#GovtAtWorkNg AGRICULTURE: Here's a look at some #Agriculture programmes and milestones.

📷 HM @AuduOgbeh at KASCO Fertilizer Plant, Kano on 13/03/ 2017. The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative made fertilizer available & 30% cheaper to farmers, increasing food production #Thread

Dairy Development - the PPPs between FG & Arla/Friesland are yielding fruits; a big boost to milk production for local consumption & empowering dairy farmers especially women. 📷 HM @AuduOgbeh at Friesland Milk Collection Center, Fashola Village, Oyo - 10/7/ 2017 #GovtAtWorkNg

As part of efforts to improve food production, HM @AuduOgbeh inaugurated Seed Inspectors of @NASC_NG Seed Council on 6/11/2017 in Kano. The Inspectors deployed nationwide are tackling fake/adulterated seeds and ensuring that only certified seeds are sold to farmers #GovtAtWorkNg

January 9, 2018: To encourage participation in Agric by institutions, HM @AuduOgbeh handed over 25 tonnes of compounded ruminant feeds, reaper, crushing machine & pasture seeds to the @HQNigerianArmy Farms/Ranch which is part of the Army’s agricultural programme. #GovtAtWorkNG

January 12, 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria launched the National Egg Production Scheme #NEGPRO in Ondo State. The scheme is aimed at achieving a daily production of 50 million eggs in the next 5 years... #GovtAtWorkNG

The #NEGPRO scheme caters for local consumption, export and processing of eggs into egg powder for use in confectioneries and pharmaceuticals. #GovtAtWorkNG

The Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprise #FMARDLIFE kicked off in 24 states on Jan 15, 2018 with advocacy, sensitization & registration of women/youth farmer cooperatives, The programme is promoting community-based on-farm and off-farm business for job/ wealth… #GovtAtWorkNG

...creation among women & youths in rural/suburban households by training, providing access to finance, affordable & improved inputs, and sustainable farm practices, agro-processing/packaging. #GovtAtWorkNG #FMARDLIFE

To improve extension services, on Jan 20, 2018, HM @AuduOgbeh launched the National Farmers’ Helpline Centre at the Institute for Agric Research, IAR, Zaria; and flagged off distribution of Motorcycles to Extension Agents in the 37 ADPs nationwide to ease mobility. #GovtAtWorkNG

May 10, 2018: HM @AuduOgbeh launched the S.M.A.R.T Model Farm mechanization, a PPP of FG, @JohnDeere & NAMEL. The tech-smart mech extension prog has capacity to increase productivity by 300% and will provide easier access to mechanization for smallholder farmers #GovtAtWorkNG

Youth Empowerment: In March, 2018, The @YouthFarmLab, an Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & @SynergosSPA , kicked off to train Nigerian youths between the ages of 18 and 35 on livestock production & sustainable urban agriculture. #GovtAtWorkNG #YouthInAgriculture

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