Africa Agriculture 

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

In south-west Botswana, near the border with South Africa, the federal government owns some prime farmland Banyana Farms. The land was initially purchased in order to promote industrial livestock farming in Botswana.In 2015, Banyana Farms a state-owned company, decided to rent out numerous large cattle ranches on the property, and created a competitive tender procedure to do so. This is important real estate, and the lease is for 14 years. The greatest ranch, the 49 square kilometre Portion 2, drew in substantial interest. The 39 bidders have now been whittled…

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Africa Agriculture 

African Swine Fever Outbreak Confirmed In Nigeria’s Largest Pig Farm

One of Nigeria’s largest pig co-operative farms, located in Lagos State, has actually been impacted by an outbreak of the lethal African swine fever. According to a farmer at the Oke Aro farm, who spoke with the BBC, about 300,000 pigs have actually been killed up until now. Ayo Omirin said that nearly 99 percent of the pig pens on the farm had been infected. “We have lost four farmers as an outcome of shock, two of them slumped and passed away on the farm,” Omirin said. According to the…

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Tourism 

Regatta Festival can produce Olympic gold medalists for Nigeria Says Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the Regatta Annual Fishing Festival in Yauri Emirate has the potential of producing Olympic gold medalists for the country. The speaker said this in Yauri Local Government Area of Kebbi State on Saturday at the 2020 Yauri Annual Regatta Festival. “In the few minutes that I have been here, I have seen two events of water sports: board racing and calabash swimming. “With events like these, you will begin to see the potential, you will begin to…

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Agriculture 

Farmer/herder conflicts require real-time, practically-oriented solution Says Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, states that the farmer/herder disputes need a real-time, practically-oriented service. Malami stated this on Saturday at the AB Dikko memorial seminar keeping in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi. In a declaration by Dr Umar Gwandu, SA Media and Public Relations Workplace of the Attorney-General provided in Abuja, Malami required stakeholders’ engagement to resolve the drawn-out farmer– herder dispute in the nation. “The much better method towards dealing with the crisis over the brief, medium and long terms are to directly involve…

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