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04 Dec 2014CPI Financial
Old Mutual plans to increase Africa footprint by $1 billion
New agricultural investments in the pipeline include over $300 million in potential opportunities on the continent (excluding South Africa) which are currently being developed by its various investment teams.
25 Nov 2014This Day
Nigeria: Osun partners Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina on agric
Osun State Government signed agriculture partnerships over the weekend with investors from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
04 Nov 2014Business Day
PZ-Wilmar JV calls for integration policy In palm oil sector
PZ-Wilmar, a joint venture between two international companies, says it will expand its palm oil production to 240,000 ha of plantations if the government implements a backward integration programme.
04 Nov 2014This Day
Vandebeeck: Why Nigeria is preferred investment destination in Africa
"Between now and the next seven, eight years, our Group in Nigeria will have over 100,000 hectares of plantations," says the Chairman of Presco Plc, a company controlled by SIAT of Belgium.
15 Oct 2014New Telegraph
Lagos to acquire more farmland in Osun, Oyo
Lagos State government says states acquiring land for food production in other places has become "global practice everywhere".
07 Oct 2014NIgeria Tribune
Niger is number one rice investment destination in Nigeria —Commissioner
Niger State Commissioner for Agriculture says Aliko Dangote is coming to Niger State in grand style with a request for 50,000 ha of land in the flood plain bank of River Niger for rice and sugarcane production.
06 Oct 2014NAN
Nigeria: Basin authority to cultivate 10,000 hectares of rice, sugar cane in Kwara, Kogi
The Dangote Group had indicated interest in investing in irrigation around Kampe dam, adding that the land was suitable for sugar cane cultivation
01 Oct 2014Bloomberg
Richest African Dangote says Dubai deals may be billions
Investment Corp. of Dubai in tie-up with Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote that "could run into billions of dollars" and involves ventures in agriculture.
17 Sep 2014This Day
Nigeria: Group announces $2.2m rice farming investment
WEMS Agro Companies Limited plans to invest about $2.2 million into rice cultivation ‎in a 25,000 ha rice project in Ondo state with Chinese partners.
04 Sep 2014Business Day
Edo, 16 investors sign MoU to develop agribusiness
500,000 hectares of new farmlands has so far been identified across the Nigerian state to be allocated to the investors to develop the sector.
02 Aug 2014Forbes
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote invests $1 Billion in rice production in Nigeria
Dangote Group has acquired 150,000 hectares of farmland in five Nigerian states -Edo, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara and Niger- which will be used for the commercial production of rice paddy.
16 Jul 2014Guardian (Nigeria)
Olam to invests $100m in commercial rice production
Olam reveals plans to expand its rice farm in Nigeria to 10,000 hectares.

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