UN Assembly to boost food security through South-South cooperation

Leaders gathering for the United Nations General Assembly from 17-30 September 2019 in New York have made a strong plea for enhanced South-South cooperation...

AU Commission, others deepen collaboration for Africa’s agric development

The African Union Commission, together with the African Union’s Development Agency, AUDA-NEPAD, and OCP Group, a leading global producer of fertilizers, have come together...

AfDB, AF&A sign $5.4m agreement to grow fertilizer market in Nigeria, Tanzania

The African Development Bank and the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) have signed two grant agreements to implement trade credit guarantees worth $5.4...

Digital Agriculture next frontier for Africa’s economic development – TICAD7

Prioritizing the digital space will help shift the development focus for Africa’s agribusiness sector and overcome its many hurdles, participants at an official side...

Generation Africa inspires young Africans to become agri-food entrepreneurs

Pan-African telecommunications, media and technology group, Econet, and global crop nutrition leader, Yara International ASA, Thursday launched “Generation Africa,” a partnership initiative to inspire...

AfDB’s agro-industrial processing zones to drive Africa’s agricultural revolution

Senior officials of the federal government and key investors have endorsed the African Development Bank’s Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) initiative, describing it as...

Agriculture fast track fund to launch new projects in eight African countries

The African Development Bank will launch 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) in support of agribusiness...

Nigeria spends $500m annually on palm oil importation – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday said that over $500 million was being spent annually on the importation of palm oil into...

Nigeria approves first GM crop

The Federal government has approved for use its first genetically modified crop: the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans). This was after it had...

Nigeria to import more rice in 2019 – USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has estimated that Nigeria will be the world second largest rice importer in 2019 after China which...

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