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Engaging New Generation of Farmers: youth and women

      “Rice is our crude oil, we don’t need the Niger Delta crude oil” – Gimba Usman, a young millionaire rice farmer who until 2 years ago was a job-seeking graduate For generations, farming has been viewed from the prism of being a vocation of the older generations. Therefore, no youth especially

CBN: Making access to finance easier for Nigerian farmers

The two major hindrances when it comes to access to finance by farmers is lack of collateral and high interest rates” - Abdulkadir Ahmed Faragai, Central Bank of Nigeria   Accessing agricultural finance or loans is one of the most daunting challenges Nigerian farmers are grappling with, most especially uneducated farmers in

Agriculture as a tool for job creation in Nigeria

    “If improved, agriculture is the surest way of youth unemployment in Nigeria because government doesn’t have the capacity to provide employment to all our unemployed youth” - Bashir Aminu Sulaiman, Yariman Dutse   The challenge of youth unemployment is doubtlessly one of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria today. There is as

Agriculture as a means to economic diversification

  “Nigeria’s early development was financed with agricultural wealth, including development of the oil sector. Agriculture has left a far better legacy of infrastructural facilities than the current oil-based economy.”  – Dr Abbati Bako, International Political Resource Centre The reality of the hard-hitting consequences of Nigeria’s overdependence on oil – which today

  Day New Faces New Voices was formally launched in Nigeria

Participants at the formal launch of NFNV-Nigeria shortly after the event

  The formal launch of the Nigeria chapter of New Faces New Voices (NFNV) under the theme: “The Role of Women in Recession and Economic Development in Nigeria” had in attendance eminent Nigerian women from across government, the business community, banking and financial institutions and international organisations   The New Faces New

Graça Machel Trust announces the official launch of New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Nigeria Chapter

Nomsa Daniels, CEO, Graça Machel Trust.

The Graça Machel Trust is pleased to announce the official launch of the New Faces New Voices (NVNV) Nigeria Chapter, one of seventeen Women in Finance chapters within the Trust’s Pan-African network. “The launch brings into focus the central role Nigerian women play in contributing to African economies and how we can


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