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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

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

15 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education...

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Amid drought and conflict, women try new livestock - bees

As climate change worsens drought and erratic rainfall, competition for water and grazing is growing, stoking rivalry and theft between livestock herders. But an unusual kind of livestock is helping: bees...

By Moraa Obiria 11 Aug 2017

What camera traps tell us about elephants eating crops

The use of food crops by elephants threatens the livelihoods, food security and well-being of rural communities. Elephant forays into farmland sometimes results in...

By Josephine B. Smit 10 Aug 2017

Nigeria looks to 'white gold' for economic recovery

Rising rice production is one of the few positives of Nigeria's recession, which is the West African country's worst in 25 years. Today about 5.7 million tonnes of rice are being produced every year...

3 Aug 2017

AfDB to invest $24 billion in agriculture in Africa - Adesina

The AFDB president said the bank was committed to turning agriculture into a business across Africa and to ensure that the continent fed itself within the next 10 years...

27 Jul 2017

Collaboration sees launch of end-to-end farm mechanisation solution in Nigeria

Springfield Agro Limited in partnerships with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced its collaboration with the Katsina State Government in the launch of the Farm-To-Folk initiative - and end-to-end farm mechanisation solution...

25 Jul 2017

How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals

Nine South African companies that participated in a trade mission to Senegal have clinched orders for halaal products totalling more than R100m over five years...

By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Jun 2017

FAO distributes seeds and fertilisers to a million people in north-east Nigeria

"Investing in agricultural assistance today will provide food for tomorrow; and can ensure people have a source of food even when they are cut off from other forms of humanitarian aid."

22 Jun 2017

Nigerian Minister of Finance encourages national roll out of youth agri programme

The programme is expected to create business opportunities and decent employment for 1,000 young women and men along priority agricultural value chains of various enterprises...

20 Jun 2017

New research station to empower Nigerian farmers in modern agriculture

IITA has unveiled a new research station in Ago-Owu in Osun state, Nigeria, as part of efforts to expand its research agenda and create impact at farm level - this as the organisation marks its fiftieth anniversary...

14 Jun 2017

Taking agriculture to the next level

Agriculture remains the main occupation of the majority of our rural population. And every improvement we are able to bring about in the sector will translate to an improvement in the life of the majority...

By Tanimola Oyewole 7 Jun 2017

AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab to help youth access employment

MasterCard Foundation is partnering with MSU for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab which will support 15,000 young people in Nigeria and Tanzania to access employment and entrepreneurship opportunities...

18 May 2017

Dangote's move into rice cultivation to reduce Nigeria's food imports

Businessman Aliko Dangote may become the largest exporter of rice in the world by 2021 according to the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina...

18 Apr 2017

Improving cassava production in Nigeria through sustainable seed systems

Businesses selling improved varieties and high-quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity...

6 Apr 2017

How urbanisation can benefit farmers

The 2017 Global Food Policy Report finds that cities provide an opportunity to boost farmers' incomes if they are effectively connected through strong value chains...

28 Mar 2017

MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

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