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Blumberg Grain Executes Letter of Intent to Expand Its Agricultural Investments to Nigeria with $250 Million Commitment

Blumberg Grain will invest $250 million in Nigeria’s agricultural sector with regard to the country’s efforts with the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition program. The investment includes a large scale production and distribution facility for the company’s food security storage warehouses, processing and packaging facilities, and investments in land and technology. http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/07/18/5033651/blumberg-grain-executes-letter.html

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FG to Establish Cassava, Rice Processing Mills in Oyo

The Federal Ministry of Nigeria is set to establish two cassava processing factories in Oyo State to curb postharvest losses, with two factories for rice processing to follow later this year. http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/fg-establish-cassava-rice-processing-mills-oyo-director  

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Mud Brick and Wood Storehouses Save Grain After the Harvest

University of Kentucky researchers are currently working to reduce postharvest losses in Ghana and Nigeria. They have hosted workshops in the regions since 2009, and recently wrote a report for the US Department of Agriculture. https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/2013/03/06/mud_brick_and_wood_storehouses_save_grain_after_the_harvest.html

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Storage Facilities by The Nigerian Stored Products Institute

The Nigerian Stored Products Institute (NSPRI) reports it has produced affordable storage facilities and drying equipment that works with solar, air, or kerosone.  

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Nigeria, FAO, Others Sign Food Security Pact

The FAO, Nigeria, and other African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) states formed a partnership against hunger and poverty. The agreement seeks to improve food security in part by developing improved food products and establishing stronger standards and marketing techniques, important components to combatting food loss.  http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-fao-others-sign-food-security-pact/133880/

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Nigeria: AfDB Lends Nation U.S.$650 Million for Agric Development

The African Development Bank is lending Nigeria US$650 million to support the country’s agricultural value chain. Small and medium size enterprises will be targeted with plans to develop infrastructure that will better connect farmers, markets, and processing centers. http://allafrica.com/stories/201212050534.html?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRohs6%2FPZKXonjHpfsX76u0tUKW3lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4FScFhI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFcH%2FaQZA%3D%3D

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Agricultural Minister Plays Down Fears of Food Crisis

The Nigerian flood led to estimated crop losses of 467,000 hectares, approximately 1.2% of total cultivated crop area. The Minister of Agriculture has confidence the country will remain food secure given the government’s distribution efforts. http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/11/26/agricultural-minister-plays-down-fears-of-food-crisis/

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Flood Destroys Over 460,000 Hectares of Cultivated Land

Current estimates for crop losses after the Nigerian flood are at 1.2 million metric tonnes. The government’s relief plan includes compensation to farmers and releasing 40,000 metric tonnes of food from its strategic reserve to affected families. http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/11/09/flood-destroys-over-460000-hectares-of-cultivated-land/

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Flood Forces Govt to Move Against Food Shortage in 2013

Aftermaths of severe flooding in Nigeria call on policymakers to think strategically about their plan for national food security. Flood damages continue to put strain on the supply of quality crops and land, which has both immediate and future implications. Factors other than production, including infrastructure, storage, and processing, must be considered as avoiding losses […]

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Nigerian in Flood Emergency as Farms, Roads Submerged

Aftermaths of severe flooding in Nigeria call on policymakers to think strategically about their plan for national food security. Flood damages continue to put strain on the supply of quality crops and land, which has both immediate and future implications. Factors other than production, including infrastructure, storage, and processing, must be considered as avoiding losses […]

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