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MPs To Govt – Farmers Need Money, Not GMOs

Legislators opposed to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 say government should increase the budget for agriculture instead of introducing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to counter food insecurity and other climate change challenges.

AU Seeks To End Seeds Importation With Partnership With Nigeria

Seeds Importation: The AfricaSeeds, a programme of the African Union, has appealed for partnership with Nigeria to develop Africa’s seeds industry and stop importation of seeds on the continent.

Consecutive Droughts Spell Disaster And Hunger For Kenya In 2018

Consecutive Droughts: Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans in need of food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition.

15,000 Youths To Be Recruited For a U.S.$10 Million Agriculture Project

Agriculture Project: The technical team manager of the Youth Opportunity Project at Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) has disclosed that his agency has begun the recruitment of 15,000 young people to benefit from job opportunities across the country.

Namibia: Farmers Stop Ploughing Due to Lack of Rains

Farmers Stop Ploughing Due to Lack of Rains, Crop farmers in the Zambezi Region have provisionally suspended the ploughing and planting of their crop...

Namibia Bans Food Imports From Zambia

Namibia Bans Food Imports From Zambia, The Namibian government has resolved to provisionally ban the importation of all perishable food, fruits, unprocessed food and...

AATF: Nigeria’s Food Security Imperative For Africa

If Nigeria is unable to produce enough food to feed its over 180 million population, the impact may be devastating on other African countries,...

Researchers, Policymakers Meet In Tanzania To Discuss Cassava Agronomy

decision support tools, Scientists across Africa and their colleagues in other parts of the world met with policymakers in Tanzania, under the auspices of...

How Ugandans Repurpose Banana Fibre To Make Money

How to make money from Banana Fiber, Uganda is the second largest producer of bananas after India with about 9 million tonnes produced annually....

Nigeria Produces 75 % Of seeds In West Africa

The Director General of National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Mr. Philip O. Ojo has disclosed that Nigeria produces more than 75 percent of the...

Nigeria’s Dangote Eyes Malawi’s Agriculture Sector

Africa’s wealthiest man, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote, is planning to invest in Malawi’s agriculture sector through establishment of a fertilizer production company in the country. The...

How Nigeria, Others, Will Benefit From Microsoft’s $50m For Climate Change

Following the commitment of search giant, Microsoft, to commit $50million to the fight against climate change, benefits accruable to Nigeria, and other parts of...

Oil Giant Nigeria To Sell First African Sovereign Green Bond

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is set to become the first country on the continent to issue a security that raises funds for environmental...

Uganda’s Robusta Coffee Attracts Demand In China

Uganda has been asked to export more of its coffee mainly Robusta to China as demand piles. Robusta is Uganda's leading coffee species making almost...

Agricultural Enterprises Are Killing Lake Victoria

Agricultural effluent and untreated wastewater being discharged into Lake Victoria are major contributors to the destruction of its fragile ecosystem. Left unchecked, these discharges could...