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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."

9 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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