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Rockefeller Foundation develops solution for increasing cassava shelf life

The Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have announced the results of the Cassava Innovation Challenge, launched in 2016 to uncover novel solutions for increasing cassava shelf life in Nigeria and the world. At the first All Africa Post-Harvest Congress, held last month in Nairobi, the organisers

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Malawi: President fires Agric minister for corruption

Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika has dismissed the country’s agriculture minister after an investigation into maize procurement, the southern African nation’s information minister said, on Wednesday. The Minister of Information, Nicolaus Saudi informed Reuters that the President had appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate a $34.5 million government maize purchase from

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Nigeria produced 370,000 metric tonnes of catfish in 2016

Chief Tayo Akingbolagun, the National President, Catfish Association of Nigeria (CAFAN) said Nigeria produced 370,000 metric tonnes of catfish in 2016. Akingbolagun spoke on Tuesday in Benin, during the association’s Annual General Meeting. Akingbolagun put the value of the 370,000 metric tonnes of fish at over N175 billion, adding that fish business

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