IITA-CWMP records major breakthrough in weed management

Ongoing research by the Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) may have recorded a major milestone in...

TAAT strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based...

Adesina’s agric fund for African youths increase to $600K

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina’s agripreneur fund to assist African youths, has increased to $600,000. Adesina last week after winning the 2017 World Food...

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...