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Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the weekend joined the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and several others to call for a multi-stakeholder collaboration to end the scourge of hunger in Nigeria in...
The 2nd edition of the Nigeria Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria exhibition has commenced with more than 70 exhibitors from 19 countries participating at the event which is holding at the Landmark Centre in Lagos state. The exhibition is holding from...
Prof. Akpan Ekpo, Director-General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), has said that the youth should be given incentives, such as land and working capital, to go into farming. Ekpo, an economist, told the News Agency of...
Nigeria will tap its strategic grain reserves to rein in food prices, President MuhammaduBuhari said, as Africa’s biggest economy faces its worst economic crisis in decades fuelled by a collapse in crude oil prices. Annual inflation in the continent’s top...
In a new push to catalyse growth in Sub-Saharan Africa’s agriculture and food sectors, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice have signed a letter of intent to strengthen cooperation,...
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has stressed the need for farmers to have access to high quality inputs at all times, if Nigeria must increase its agricultural productivity. Mr Ohiara Jatto, the Director, Farm Inputs Support Services...
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is to assist 12, 500 farmers in Ebonyi with agricultural interventions worth N500 million under its Value Chain Development Programme. The IFAD Programme Coordinator in Ebonyi, Mr Sunday Ituma, made the disclosure in...
The Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State, has invented an agriculture solar drying machine to assist farmers in preserving their produce. Dr Paul Ndahi, an Industrial Designer in the institute, made the disclosure in an interview with the...
In line with the government’s plan on food security, Nigeria has begun talks with one of the world’s largest dairy companies, Arla Foods, on the development of the dairy sector in Nigeria. Speaking during a tour of Arla Foods dairy...
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) director general, José Graziano da Silva has said food and agriculture is key to achieving the 2030 agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) He said succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the ambitious 2030 Agenda...

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