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...

Africa needs to more than double cassava production to feed herself by 2050

Africa needs to double her cassava production to avert a major food crisis by 2050, says the Director for the Global Cassava Partnership for...

IITA trains 35 extension worker

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture and CRS have trained 35 extension service providers in Benue. The training was in weed management in cassava farming...

Nigeria declares weeds as major productivity drawback in cassava farming

Commissioners of agriculture in Nigeria’s cassava growing belt have declared weeds as major drivers of low yield in cassava and the main constraint limiting...

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