Akinwumi Adesina pledges his US250,000 prize to fund young farmers

Dr Akinwumi Adesina has been officially named as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. The President of the African Development Bank was named by...

Africa’s next billionaires will be produced from Agriculture – AfDB

If the world can support young farmers in Africa, the problem of youth employment plaguing the continent would be solved. That was the submission of...

One million metric tons of Dangote rice will hit market in...

A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in...

IFAD-CASP to support 1.5m farmers in 7 Northern states

The Climate Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP), a programme of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is targeting 1,547,000 farmers in seven northern...

President Adesina will receive the 2017 World Food Prize on Thursday,...

President Adesina will receive the 2017 World Food Prize on Thursday, October 19. The prize is to agriculture what the Nobel Prize is to peace,...

AfDB urges African leaders to make agriculture attractive to young people

On the occasion of the 2017 World Food Day, the African Development Bank has highlighted how Africa’s food security depends on attracting young people to...

NIRSAL signs agric insurance agreement with Moroccan firm

The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc) has signed a partnership agreement with two leading Moroccan agricultural insurance and...

Six ways technology can add revenue to your farm

As you log hours in the combine, grain cart tractor or semi this fall, your thoughts are likely to jump ahead to next year....

AgroCenta wins TechCrunch battlefield Africa social good category

Ghanian based agricultural tech startup AgroCenta emerged winner of the TechCrunch Battlefield Africa for Social good category. A total of 15 startups from Africa...

A new smartphone app can diagnose cassava diseases

A team working with the IITA has developed a smartphone app that can recognize and accurately diagnose cassava diseases on the farm using Artificial...