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Select news about the recent activities of Sahel Capital, and its partners, clients, investors, and portfolio companies are presented below:

Sahel Announces Investment in Crest Agro Products

March 1, 2017.

Sahel Capital, fund managers for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (“FAFIN”) and CardinalStone Capital Advisers (“CCA”), a Nigerian Private Equity Fund Manager, are pleased to announce that definitive agreements have been executed for an investment in Crest Agro Products Limited (“Crest Agro”), an integrated cassava processor based in Kogi State.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support FG’s ‘LIFE’‎ programme for wealth creation

January 28, 2017.

Audu Ogbeh,the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said the Bill and Melinda gates foundation has pledged to support federal government’s Labour Intensive and Life Enterprise,’LIFE’‎ which is targeted to create wealth for the entrepreneurial rural women and youths.

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AfDB Partners Sokoto State to Establish Agro-Industrial Parks

January 11, 2017.

The African Development Bank, AfDB, will partner with the Sokoto State Government in its plans to establish an agro-industrial park for the North-West geo-political zone, its President, Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina, has said.

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World Food Situation

January 3, 2017.

FAO’s latest forecast for 2016 world cereal production stands at 2.571 billion tonnes, up marginally from October’s forecast and 1.5 percent (39 million tonnes) above the 2015 output.

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Kebbi surpasses one million tonnes of rice

January 3, 2017.

A year after the launch of the CBN Anchor Rice Borrowers Programme in Kebbi state to boost rice and wheat production, the state has surpassed the one million tonnes of rice targeted for harvest in the year with over eight hundred and fifty tonnes.

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BMGF, DFID fund projects to boost agriculture

December 4, 2016.

In the drive to boost agriculture through root and tuber crops production, Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), have effected another set of training programme for Farmers and Extension Officers at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umuahia, Abia State.

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L&Z Signs MoU with Nigerian Government

December 1, 2016.

The Nigerian government and a local dairy company, L&Z Integrated Dairy Farms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing the dairy sector and helping to tackle Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes in Nigeria.

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Abia responds to recession with palm plantation

November 26, 2016.

The Abia State government has kicked off its revenue base diversification plan with an agriculture initiative involving 10,000 hectares of oil palm plantation.

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Jigawa trains 5,000 youths on sesame, rice cultivation

November 26, 2016.

To compliment Federal Government’s policy on economic diversification, the Jigawa State government has trained about 5,000 youth on sesame and rice cultivation, and has also mobilized another 32,000 farmers for wheat harvest in November.

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Chevron partners Niger to improve rice production

November 26, 2016.

1. Oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has entered partnership with the Niger State Government for the training of graduates of agriculture for the purpose of improving rice cultivation…

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