Zero Hunger forum sparking competition among states

Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo says he is impressed with the impact the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) is making in promoting healthy competition...
African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

Buhari proud of Adesina over World Food Prize laureate

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria remains proud of its former Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, for winning the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. Adesina,...

Dangote employs youth graduate for rice farming in Kogi

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...

Improved weed control help push up cassava harvest on demo farms

On-farm  demonstrations in Ogun  state, Nigeria under the International Institute of Tropical  Agriculture (IITA)  managed Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have produced  average yields...

Dangote vows Africa will become world’s  food basket

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world." In a packed room at the...

Leaders validate AfDB “Feed Africa”

African leaders and partners in the agriculture sector have validated the Feed Africa Strategy of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as a viable tool...

Meals are replacing minerals for $1t market, and agribiz seizes market

The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a...

FAO dry-season programme for food security in North-East Nigeria

To strengthen resilience of communities from the shock of loss of livelihoods, FAO will implement dry season programme across the states of Adamawa, Borno...

Yam research could quadruple production, says agric minister

Research being conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in seed yam multiplication holds promise and could help Nigeria to quadruple yam...

Jonathan writes Adesina after Nobel win

Nigeria’s former agriculture minister Akinwumi Adesina won the Nobel’s World Food Prize, along with $250,000 that goes with it. He is Nigeria’s second ever Nobel...

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