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New campaign launched to contain a major threat to banana production

Fusarium wilt poses a major risk to the production of bananas - the world's most traded fruit. With more than 400 million people relying on the fruit as a staple food or source of income, it could...

17 hours ago

Dangote initiative engages unemployed youth in rice farming

Dangote Rice Limited has launched a multi-million naira Youth Farming Initiative set to engage unemployed Nigerian students in rice farming...

2 days ago

Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain

"We are not going to import anything any longer," said Aliko Dangote in a candid discussion with Claridges in London editor in chief Lionel Barber at the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit...

10 Oct 2017

Conflict and climate change lead to a rise in global hunger

Last year about 11% of the total human population (approximately 850 million people on the planet) suffered from daily hunger...

By Evan Fraser 4 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

FAO director-general calls for renewed commitment to zero tolerance on food loss, waste

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance on food loss and waste...

22 Sep 2017

Dangote emphasises diversification of African economies, importance of agriculture

Nigerian entrepreneur and business leader, Aliko Dangote told investors: "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world."

21 Sep 2017

Promoting youth employment in agriculture by investing in rural transformation

Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for the rising youth population in Africa...

21 Sep 2017

How safe is the food on your plate?

It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”

19 Sep 2017

Major investments, partnerships a boost for African agriculture and economy

The signing of a record number of new investments and partnership agreements for inclusive agricultural transformation at the 2017 AGRF have boosted Africa's economic growth prospects...

15 Sep 2017

Sustainable business models key to sustainable modernisation of agriculture in Africa

Key to the sustainable commercialisation and modernisation of African agriculture are sustainable business models...

13 Sep 2017

Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery

Nigeria and South Africa: Out of recession, but not yet out of trouble...?

13 Sep 2017

Climate smart crops: A necessity for future food and nutrition security

It is imperative that we incorporate climate resilience into all aspects of crop breeding and food innovation...

By Bev Postma 12 Sep 2017

Public, private sector leadership push for more inclusive vision in African development agenda

400 private and public sector leaders gathered on Thursday, 31 August, for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg to discuss accelerating and scaling innovations...

1 Sep 2017

Hardy Zimbabwean farmers take on Nigeria's challenges

Fourteen years ago, after Zimbabwe's President Mugabe seized white-owned farms in a controversial land reform programme, farmers took up an offer from the Kwara state government to take their skills to Nigeria...

28 Aug 2017

Dangote, Niger State $450m sugar production MoU to revolutionise Nigerian agriculture

Dangote Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Niger State government to establish a $450m state-of-art and fully integrated sugar complex...

24 Aug 2017

Firm unveils new app to boost agricultural yields

A simple-to-use farm management app to help farmers manage both the day-to-day activities of the farm and even the business-side of their operations...

By Nume Ekeghe 22 Aug 2017

Niger to boost poultry farming with mobile kits

Niger State government is set to boost poultry production through the introduction of mobile kits. The mobile poultry is part of the youth empowerment scheme with agriculture entrepreneurship as the driving force...

By Ahmed Tahir Ajobe 18 Aug 2017

Nigeria to save N300bn annually from rice import

Nigeria will be saving about N300bn it spends annually on importation of rice as local production of the commodity has now reached 15 million metric tonnes...

By Bayo Amodu and Ruth Tene Natsa 16 Aug 2017

How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

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