AfDB, IsDB partner to boost agriculture in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda

  A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda. The initiative is part of a broad coalition to boost collaboration between the two institutions in agriculture, water and sanitation. The combined active portfolio of […]

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Purdue University poised to give African farmers $5m grant

  Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation’s grant is the second for Gebisa Ejeta, a distinguished professor and director of the Purdue Center for Global Food Security. […]

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Food insecurity, Africa’s greatest challenge in the next decade

Recently, Adesina made known some facts about Africa and food in the US. He delivered a lecture at Iowa State University, titled “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, in Des Moines, Iowa in the United States. He gave a surprising estimate about Africa and spends on food imports for the following decade; “if the […]

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Here’s the reason bees are declining!

Quote: Bees and other pollinators have been on the decline for more than a decade and experts blame a combination of factors: neonics, parasites, disease, climate change and lack of a diverse food supply. Honeybees don’t just make honey; about one-third of the human diet comes from plants that are pollinated by the insects. Bees […]

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The outgoing President of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Hon. Ibrahim Karaye has hinged the development of Nigeria through agriculture on the involvement of the local government councils. The ALGON President   in a press statement issued in Abuja yesterday, noted that as Nigeria is an agrarian society, with agriculture contributing about […]

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Encourage your children to take on agriculture – Okowa

To ensure steady increase in food production, the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on parents to encourage their children to be involved in agriculture. Okowa made the call last week at the official flag-off of the harvest/sales of fish at the Mega Fish Farmers Cooperative Union at the Okelle Farms, Ugbisi, Udu […]

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Nigerians don’t believe in agriculture – Essay

I once had the pleasure of being in a room with Nigerian Multimillionaires, they were discussing investments, I listened. The Nigerian millionaires were having a business discussion with a Mexican from the SanCarlos Company, the discussion was actually the Mexican selling agriculture as a business to the Nigerians . The Mexican from the SanCarlos Corporation […]

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Kenya’s neglected businesses get funding from REGAL-AG

Peaceful people group in northern Kenya’s Isiolo and Marsabit districts experience the ill effects of incessant dry spells and the impacts of environmental change. Many banks in Kenya far from putting resources into new businesses, neglect to give Sharia-consistent items, or offer high-cost credit and charges to dishearten borrowing. To conquer these requirements and develop […]

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Idle tomato factory holds Nigeria’s food project back

At a state-of-the-art plant in northern Nigeria, shiny machines stand next to a conveyor belt ready to crush tomatoes to satisfy the country’s insatiable demand for tomato paste. But a lonely cleaner mopping the floor is the only sign of activity in Nigeria’s biggest tomato factory, equipped with the latest Italian and German technology. There […]

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No going back on Made-in-Nigeria goods – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will not be stampeded into abandoning plans to amend the Nigeria Broadcasting Code to ensure the production in Nigeria of ‘Nigerian content or local content’ programmes. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Friday when he received a delegation from the […]

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Agriculture sector: Develop capacity for research

Prof. Musibau Bamikole, the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has called for adequate funding and capacity building for effective research coordination to develop the agriculture sector in Nigeria. Bamikole made the call at the 61st Annual General Conference of the Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian Universities (ADAN) at the University of Benin, Edo on […]

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CBN Anchor Borrowers Program benefits 78,000 rice farmers

No less than 78,000 rice ranchers in Kebbi State have profited from the CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Program (ABP), an authority of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in the state has said. Rice agriculturists were given credits and different information sources, for example, compost, pesticides, seeds, and water pumps for water system. Sahabi praised the […]

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