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Eid: Farm Zone Excites Customers with Nigeria’s Largest Livestock Inventory




Farm Zone, Nigeria’s leading livestock supplier, has announced its Eid Sales ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival, aiming to support Muslim faithful across Nigeria with affordable, quality livestock.


In a statement to announce the sales event in Lagos, Farm Zone expressed its commitment to supporting all its customers to celebrate the Eid festival with ease by offering unbeatable prices and exceptional services to all customer segments.

The sales event provides an invaluable opportunity for customers to purchase from a rich inventory of livestock available at various Farm Zone yards in Lagos. Customers can choose from goats, rams, cows, and even camels, all of which can be promptly supplied, regardless of quantity, to any part of Nigeria.


At Farm Zone’s yards, livestock prices range from N50k to N2m cutting across all 10 sizes of our livestock, thereby giving customers various options to mix and match based on budget.


Speaking on the sales event, the CEO of Farm Zone, Bashir Salami said, “We understand the importance of preparation and convenience during this festive season. Farm Zone is dedicated to making your celebrations hassle-free by providing a wide variety of livestock, free caretaking services up to three days before Sallah, and free feed for at least 3 days before Eid day. Whether you need bulk or retail supply, Farm Zone has got you covered!”


He added, “Customers can benefit from the assurance of purchasing healthy animals without incurring any additional charges commonly associated with traditional livestock supply chains, such as laadah (tipping fees) and rope for handling.”


With over a decade of experience and an extensive network of breeders and merchants nationwide, Farm Zone has emerged as Nigeria’s leading wholesale livestock supplier. It has become the go-to destination for individuals and businesses seeking reliable and diverse livestock options.


Farm Zone’s Eid Sales event is a testament to its ongoing dedication to providing top-quality livestock and exceptional customer service, ensuring a joyous and stress-free Eid celebration for all.


For more information, visit https://farmzone.africa/ or contact Farm Zone on 08053202459, 08156738345. You can also reach them on Instagram @farmzoneng.


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Group Trains 59,000 Smallholder Famers, 2,000 Agro-entrepreneurs In Nigeria 



For improved agricultural practice, over 59,000 smallholder farmers and 2,000 agro-entrepreneurs in Nigeria have been trained on innovative ways of farming.



This was made known by HortiNigeria Program’s Director, Mr Mohammed Salasi Idris while at the two-day learning workshop held in Abeokuta, the state capital.



Idris disclosed that the Dutch- funded program aims to increase the productivity and income of 60,000 smallholder farmers in Kaduna and Kano as well as pilot innovation with 2,000 entrepreneurial farmers in Ogun and Oyo state targeting 40 percent women and 50 percent youth at the end of 2025.


He added that the trainings on Good Agronomic Practices provided to farmers have yielded an increase in production by 92% in the various vegetable crops the program works on.


Idris who was represented by Abdullahi Umar further explained that since the inception of the program other initiatives facilitated includes access to finance for MSMEs, improving sector coordination and business linkages.


In his words “Since November 2021, HortiNigeria has launched several initiatives across ten value chains within the horticulture sector: cabbage, cucumber, okra, onions, pepper, sweetcorn, tomatoes, and watermelon”.


“As HortiNigeria moves into its last year of implementation in 2025, the program is set to expand its reach and continue its vital work in enhancing the capabilities of smallholder farmers, agro-entrepreneurs, financial institutions and other actors within the horticulture sector”.


Idris also maintained that “the progress we have made in the past years shows the commitment of our consortium partners and the resilience of various commodity value chain players.”


Meanwhile, as part of the effort to pilot innovations, HortiNigeria is collaborating various Business Champions such as Soilless Farm Lab on biogas which promotes waste to wealth and launched a cold storage facility at the soilless farm lab.


Farmers and other Value Chain actors during the learning workshop were also exposed to different sections of the Soilless Fam Lab at Awowo farm settlement to encourage them in innovative farming.


HortiNigeria during its visit to Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Farm Hubs, showcased the solar irrigation pump and Best practices introduced promoting Eco-Efficient solutions.


Speaking during tours of Awowo and FUNAAB, a beneficiary from Ogun, Mrs Adetola Taiwo, appreciated HortiNigeria for its kind gesture and support to women and youth farmers.


She added that they had been exposed to best agro practices, thereby increasing their use of innovation and productivity.


Mrs Omolola Balogun, a beneficiary from Oyo State, said HortiNigeria had supported them in building capacity and assisted them with input technology, making it easier for farmers to farm all year round.


Our Correspondent reports that, HortiNigeria invites all stakeholders, including government officials, potential donors, and members of the press, to join in supporting and publicizing their efforts, ensuring a sustainable future for Nigeria’s horticulture sector.


The program is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria and implemented by a consortium, including the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer (EWS-KT), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and KIT Institute (KIT), shared significant advancements in the Nigerian horticulture sector.

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Oyo State Government Trains Rural Farmers to Boost Food Production



The Oyo State Government has launched a comprehensive training program for rural farmers to enhance food security and reduce unemployment.


The program, the first of its kind under Governor Seyi Makinde’s tenure, aims to increase food production and promote good agricultural practices.


Sixty-two farmers from various local governments will undergo intensive training for one year, with each allocated two acres of land to cultivate.


The initiative is expected to ensure food sufficiency in the coming months, with over 200 acres of maize farm already cultivated at the Oyo State-IITA Youth Incubation Park Centre, Awe.


The training program will be taken to communities and villages across the state, promoting agricultural development and reducing unemployment.


The participants have commended the government’s efforts and promised to make the most of the training.

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China Expands Business Interests in Ondo State, Eyes Investments in Technology, Agriculture, Construction



Ondo State Governor, Lucky  Aiyedatiwa, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to strengthening ties with China to boost the state’s economy.


During a meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Linyi Municipal People’s Government, Sun Deshi, and his team, Governor Aiyedatiwa highlighted the potential for mutual benefits in technology, education, and agriculture.

The Chinese city of Linyi is interested in expanding its investments in Ondo State, particularly in the Ondo-Linyi Industry Park in Ore.

The Governor assured the Chinese delegation of maximum support, emphasizing his administration’s efforts to create a conducive business environment.

The Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Yan Yuqing, praised the Ondo State Government for establishing the Linyi Industrial Hub and promised to facilitate more business opportunities in the state.

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