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WAAP-Nigeria equips 50 farmers with new technology

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria), has presented a new technology to 50 farmers from the North-west zone of Nigeria. National Project Coordinator, WAAPP-Nigeria, Dr James Ocheme Apochi, said at the event in Katsina that the objective of the project was to generate technologies and build the capacity of farmers

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    Back in the days, the days of traditional farming, farm practices were carried out basically with hoe and cutlass and this over the years has been the reason behind low output of farm produce despite the large number of farmers in Nigeria. The need to adopt a more result yielding approach

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AgDevCo Launches US$15.4 Million Initiative to Boost Smallholder Farmer Incomes in Africa

Smallholder Development Unit Aims to Lift Productivity and Develop More Links to Markets for Smallholder Farmers. AgDevCo, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today announced aUS$15.4 million initiative to boost the incomes of smallholder farmers in seven African countries (Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Ugandaand Zambia). AgDevCo, a specialist agriculture impact investor,

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FG, CBN, agropreneurs target agric sector to mitigate fiscal headwinds

As the nation’s income continues to dwindle due to fall in prices of crude oil, the Federal Government and key stakeholders have intensified efforts to explore the opportunities availed by the agricultural sector to bridge the revenue gap in yearly budgets. Udo Onyeka reports Many stakeholders believe that if the current

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Nigeria: FG to Introduce Smart Climate Policies to Address Rural Poverty

By Crusoe Osagie Worried about the cycle of rural poverty and other problems involved in agriculture ranging from associated flooding and climate change, the federal government has resolved to promote a policy of climate smart agricultural programme. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sonny Echono disclosed this in

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How Banana farming is fighting poverty in Kenya

A vibrant relationship binds the counties of Meru, Embu, Kirinyaga and Murang’a – that of being Tissue Culture Banana (TCB) farmers and being affiliated to the Banana Growers Association of Kenya (BGAK), an umbrella body that oversees the interests of s in the country. These farmers are a testimony of

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