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Veteran Cassava Researchers Win The 2018 Golden Cassava Prize

GCP21 recognizes the contribution of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cassava research and development.

AfDB To Invest $120 Million To Boost Cassava And Others

The African Development Bank (AfDB) today said it will invest $120 million in the next 2-3 years to boost the productivity and transform cassava and other eight other commodities on the continent.

New Pest Identified In West And Central Africa!

A new pest—southern armyworm, Spodoptera eridania (Stoll)—has been discovered in West and Central Africa! This introduced second armyworm species from the Americas was first found...

ECOWAS Pledges To Take Appropriate Measures To Deal With Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity: The President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr Jean Brou, has pledged to take appropriate measures to deal with situation of food insecurity, in the 2017 to 2018 crop year.

America Needs Nigeria To Make Africa Great Again – Gov Bello

America Needs Nigeria To Make Africa Great Again – Gov Bello, Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello has hailed the renewed interest of the...

Wanted: Strategies To Boost Cassava Production

Strategies To Boost Cassava Production, Stakeholders have called for pragmatic strategies to improve Nigeria‘s position as a leading cassava producer, using innovation and technology. Global...

Researchers Develop A New Way To Describe Plantain Diversity In DRC

Researchers Develop A New Way To Describe Plantain Diversity In DRC, Researchers studying the morphological (structure and form) diversity of plantain in the Democratic...

Israel Says Ready To Assist Transform Tanzania’s Agriculture Sector

The government of Israel on Monday said it is ready to help transform Tanzania’s ailing agriculture sector and turn the country into Africa’s breadbasket.

59 Million Children Stunted, 10 Million Overweight In Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59 million children in Africa are stunted while another 10 million are overweight.

Farmers Stare At Huge Losses As Armyworm Marches On

Armyworm: Cereals growers in North Rift region, the country’s grain basket, are staring at heavy losses due to the re-emergence of the Fall armyworm.

Ghana: National Biosafety Authority Hosts Seminar On GMOs

A seminar on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) which aimed to bring stakeholders together to discuss issues surrounding GMOs has taken place in Accra.

AfDB Sets $200m To Aid Farmers 600,000 African Farmers

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) has signed a $200 million Soft Commodity Finance Facility agreement with the Export Trading Group.

Rwanda Bans Importation Of Sheep, Goats From Burundi

Rwanda Tuesday announced a ban on importation of sheep, goat and their products from Burundi following reports of a viral disease outbreak.

Zimbabwe: Witness: Tobacco Farmers Kept In The Dark

Everyone sat on a thatched blanket spread outside under the warm sun, near the tobacco curing barn, with flat farmland, green grass and the occasional tree stretching as far as the eye could see.

Ghana: 500,000 Farmers To Benefit From 15,000 Metric Tonnes Of Seed...

The government is to make available 15,000 metric tonnes of improved seeds for distribution to 500,000 farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme (PFJ) this year.


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