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22 Apr 2017 The Guardian
Supporting Nigeria’s agricultural change agenda in a meaningful way
Olam Nigeria, in a bid to showcase its contributions to the rice revolution in Nigeria, took some journalists to its multimillion-dollar rice farm and milling facility at Ondorie, Rukubi in Nasarawa State
10 Apr 2017 Premium Times
How Jigawa Govt’s land grab for Chinese firm threatens livelihood of 150,000 citizens
The decision by the government of Nigeria's Jigawa State to hand over 12,000 hectares of land to a Chinese investor for a sugar cane plantation is threatening the livelihood of about 150,000 persons in the state
16 Mar 2017 Nigerian Current
Groups petition Jigawa Govt over acquisition of farmlands by Chinese firm
The Civil Society Network Against Corruption and the African Network for Economic and Environmental Justice urge the government of Jigawa State to urgently address the displacement of farmers in 36 communities by a Chinese company.
21 Feb 2017 Naija247news
Nigeria in talks with China over $4.5b loan for large scale farming investment
Federal Government of Nigeria has opened negotiation with Peoples Republic of China over $4.5 billion loan to facilitate the production of agricultural machineries for large scale farming in selected states across the country.
19 Dec 2016 Nigeria today
Why Triton agric investments’ll create jobs, reduce poverty
As Nigeria cashes in on the investment opportunities of import substitution, critical investments have been made by the Organised Private Sector, one of such being Triton farm projects on fish, poultry and crop production.
16 Dec 2016 Geoforum
Host country governance and the African land rush
George Schoneveld of CIFOR provides 7 reasons why large-scale farmland investments fail to contribute to sustainable development
30 Nov 2016 Premium Times
Nigerian parliament condemns land grab by Chinese firms
The House of Representatives on Tuesday raised alarm over what it called, “the spate of land grabbing by foreign companies in guise of investing in the country’s economy.
11 Nov 2016 Premium Times
Nigeria invites Russian farmers to invest
The Nigerian government extended an invitation to Russians to take advantage of the country’s arable land to produce and export agricultural products.
10 Nov 2016 WorldStage
Nigeria: Agro-business investors assured of returns in Lagos’ N3b daily food market
Lagos Food Security Summit and Exhibition was organized to bring together stakeholders in the Agricultural sector to proffer solutions to the challenges militating against the achievement of food security
07 Nov 2016 The Authority
Nigeria: OLAM urges FG to make rice importation ban process gradual
Olam has started developing a second 13,500 ha fully irrigated paddy farm on a greenfield site in Ondorie, Na­sarawa State.
22 Sep 2016 Agence Ecofin
Nigéria : la société civile dénonce les accaparements de terres agricoles par les multinationales
La société civile nigériane estime que « les gouvernements nigérian et africains doivent impérativement protéger leurs populations contre les accaparements de terres qui menacent aussi bien leur survie que leur accès aux ressources naturelles ».
22 Sep 2016 Today
Conservationists warn against land grabbing in Nigeria by foreign firms
As the world celebrates the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations today, conservationists have warned transnational companies from Europe, America and Asia against scramble for land in Nigeria and Africa for industrial agro-business.


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