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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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How to boost vegetable production for export

Vegetables are very nutritious crops widely cultivated and consumed by humans around the world. It has been recently reported that vegetable scarcity has hit the European Union (EU) countries due to bad weather, among other factors, which negatively affected production. Many stakeholders in the agricultural sector are of the opinion that this

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Cassava farmers seek friendly policies in 2017

Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) has urged the Federal Government to encourage effective agricultural policies to boost cassava production in the country by 2017. Segun Adewumi, the National President of the Association, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Adewumi said such flexible policies should eradicate

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Lagos Residents Flood Sales Centres to Buy Lake Rice

The Lagos State government has again assured residents of the availability of LAKE Rice at designated outlets across the State. The Commissioner for Agriculture, Toyin Suarau, gave this assurance yesterday while reviewing sales reports of the product from retail outlets and centres. Suarau said the government was working assiduously to ensure availability

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the top four risks we predicted for Africa’s economy played out, and what 2016 faces

I'm  With increasing revisions to economic growth, a tough 2016 could still be in the offing, testing continent's famed resilience. Migrants risk a sea crossing aboard a rickety vessel. Africa will in 2016 continue to battle risks to its growth. Migrants risk a sea crossing aboard a rickety vessel. Africa will in 2016

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