Middle East agribusiness offers Nigeria $3bn investment yearly
    Agribusiness in the Middle East countries hold out investment opportunities worth $3bn for Nigeria yearly.
    • The Punch
    • 24 February 2009
    Commodity giants on our shores
    “We have a land fund in South America, we have in Ukraine. Now we are developing one in Africa. We need to acquire land for farming,” says Guy de Montule, Louis Dreyfus’ chief executive officer for Middle East and Africa
    • Business Day
    • 23 February 2009
    Tsonga Project: Assessing Gains of Commercial Farming
    When the Kwara State Government invited the displaced Zimbabwean farmers to the state for the Tsonga farming project, many thought it was another white elephant exercise.
    • This Day
    • 27 January 2009
    Nigeria signs $16b investment pact with UAE
    The Federal Government, yesterday, in Abuja, signed a $16 billion development cooperation agreement which covers real estate, agriculture, power, oil and gas, with the Dubai World Corporation in the United Arab Emirates.
    • The Guardian
    • 16 January 2009
    "Substantial progress at Lonrho Agriculture"
    Lonrho Agriculture will develop 25,000 hectares of agricultural projects in the Provinces of Uige, Zaire and Bengo in Angola.
    • Lonrho PLC
    • 13 January 2009
    Nigeria: NDDC Enters N46 Billion Pact On Rice Production
    The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has entered into a 25-year pact with a private investor to boost rice production.
    • Vanguard
    • 22 December 2008
    Uduaghan guarantees [10,000] hectares as Delta, British firm sign MoU on rice, cassava, fish production
    The Delta State Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with a British firm, Trans4mation Pistton Field Nigeria Limited, to promote agriculture and turn the state into a formidable food basket.
    • Guardian
    • 01 September 2008
    UK firm signs N1b pact with Arochukwu on agriculture project
    A UK-based agricultural company, Transformation Agric-Tech Limited, has signed a 30-year Memorandum of Understanding with Ndi Okereke Abam, a rural community in Arochukwu Council area of Abia state for an agricultural project.
    • Guardian
    • 01 September 2008
    Firm plans rice, cassava production
    A United Kingdom agro-based firm, Transfor-mation Agrictech has said plan are in the pipeline to tackle the lingering food crisis in four states of Abia, Rivers, Delta and Ebonyi, through by revolutionalised agriculture, which would culminate in the massive production of rice and cassava for both domestic use and export purposes.
    • This Day
    • 11 August 2008
    Small farmers at risk in land scramble
    Small-scale farmers with limited knowledge of their rights stand to lose most as countries such as China and Saudi Arabia expand their quest for African farmland, analysts have warned.
    • Financial Times
    • 11 August 2008
    RSG set to enhance rice production
    The Rivers State Government has reiterated its resolve to create an enabling environment to enhance rice production and processing, as well as promote and protect other agricultural business interests in the state.
    • The Tide News
    • 19 June 2008
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