Cote d’Ivoire to tap IITA agripreneur model for youth unemployment

Cote d’Ivoire, Africa’s largest cocoa producer, has sent a delegation to Nigeria to understudy the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth Agripreneur (IYA)...

Why countries should invest in food security

World Bank In many developing countries, food safety usually receives minimal policy attention and investment and only tends to capture national attention during foodborne disease...

Attacks on farmers may mean famine in northeast

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has warned repeated attacks on farmers could aggravate food insecurity in the northeast of Nigeria. It comes after the killing...

Researchers assemble genome data for chicken, pigeonpea study

Breeding high nutritional varieties of chickpea and pigeonpea just got easier. With new technology, genomic processes that could have taken years have been completed...

Nigeria hits top-5 in Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future, today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. The...

AfDB, others support Desert to Power programme

The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert...

Partners agree grant to support local fertiliser in Africa

On the sidelines of the African Development  Bank Annual  Meetings in Busan, Korea, the  Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) donors and the...

AfDB in record disbursement of US $7.81b, exceeding 2017 target

The African Development Bank, under the leadership of its President, Akinwumi Adesina, has increased disbursements to support the structural transformation of countries in Africa,...

Lack of biocontrol regulations hinders control of banana pests, diseases

A major thrust to develop and deploy safe and effective biological control methods to manage and reduce crop damage from pests and diseases in...

Weeds, major productivity drawback in cassava farming

Commissioners of Agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have declared weeds a major cause of low yield in cassava and the main constraint limiting...

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