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South-West Govts boosting capacity of farmers through extension services

Despite the many challenges facing the agriculture sector, state governments in the South West are embarking on initiatives to boost extension services through the...

Lagos State Govt plans stakeholders’ engagement to develop five-year agricultural plan

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it will hold an Agricultural Stakeholders’ Engagement to address challenges, opportunities and prospects in the agricultural sector...

Digital technology will change face of agriculture in Africa – Osinbajo

Digital technology will change face of agriculture in Africa—Osinbajo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that digital technology and its application will change the face of...

Federal Govt to partner UNILORIN on agriculture

Federal Govt to partner UNILORIN on agriculture The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to partner with the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) to maximise part...

Federal Govt, Kano State Govt to empower 10,000 youths in Kano

Kano State Government in collaboration with the Federal Government and World Bank has commenced the process of empowering 10, 000 youths, women and people...

Afe Babalola Varsity, IFAD, IITA, AfricaRice partner to train 1,000 youths...

By Ariwodola Idowu Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti on Monday signed a three-year agreement with three global institutions to train 1,000 youths in various...

Nigeria has all it takes to be Africa’s agriculture power...

By Ese Ekama President African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria has all it takes to be “a power house in food and...

Econet, Yara launch $100,000 prize to inspire young African Agri-Food entrepreneurs

Pan-African telecommunications, media and technology group, Econet (www.Econetwireless.com), and global crop nutrition leader, Yara International ASA, on Thursday launched “Generation Africa”, a partnership initiative...

Group unveils initiative to boost farmers’ market access

By Itohan Abara-Laserian The Farmcrowdy Group on Tuesday launched Farmgate Africa, an agro-trading marketplace to improve farmers’ access to markets and processors, starting with Nigeria. The...

Edo State Govt earmarks 4,000 hectares of land for rice production

By Monday Ajogun The Edo State Government on Tuesday disclosed that it has earmarked about four hundred hectares of land for rice production during the...

Christmas: Prices of food items crash in Kaduna State

By Philip Yatai and Khadija Aliyu     As Christmas celebration draws nearer, prices of some food items have crashed while others were stable in the last...

Oyo State Govt, IITA to develop agriculture policy, establish agribusiness park

Efforts to boost agricultural output in Oyo State received a boost on Wednesday as the Ibadan-based International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the...

Word Bank to partner State of Osun on livestock production

  The World Bank has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the State of Osun Government on the need to improve livestock productivity in the...

Akeredolu’s wife condemns discrimination against women in agriculture

The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has decried the gender inequality that exists in the agricultural sector, citing it as...

The Gambia gets $17.5m from International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation to...

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (www.IsDB.org), signed on November 29, 2017 with the...

IITA chief thumbs up IITA Cassava Weed Management Project for research,...

In a 30-minute presentation to more than 300 researchers including members of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),...

African Development Bank backs food security in ECOWAS

  Through the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Trust Fund, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding a capacity-building programme in the Economic Community of West African...

Each shipload of rice imported costs Nigeria 15,000 jobs – First...

First Bank of Nigeria's Managing Director, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, believes Nigeria is losing about 15,000 jobs every week due to an appetite for imported...

IMF confirms growth in Nigeria’s non-oil sector, reduction in inflation

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday confirmed that Agriculture and Manufacturing outputs from Nigeria has increased despite a lull in the economy, which...

African Development Bank to invest US$24 billion in agriculture across Africa

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has confirmed that the financial institution will invest $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a...

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