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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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South Africa: Fertilizer Access Grows Farmers, Food and Finance

  Brightly coloured cans, bags of fertilizer and packets containing all types of seeds catch the eye upon entering Nancy Khorommbi’s agro dealer shop tucked at the corner of a roadside service station. But her seeds and fertilizers have not exactly been flying off the shelves since Khorommbi opened the fledging shop

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Why Africa isn’t rising

 BbbggIn one of Africa's most celebrated surprises this year, Nigerian voters unseated President Goodluck Jonathan. The election of Muhammadu Buhari defied expectations of electoral fraud and violence, and his anticorruption platform sparked hopes for reform and economic growth. Into Africa Yet progress on both fronts has been slow and uneven. To understand

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The power players behind Africa’s biggest economy

(CNN)Six months after taking office, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has finally named his cabinet, who will oversee Africa's largest economy. The country has experienced a decade of economic growth, but a 40% fall in the price of oil -- which makes up most of the government's budget -- and a

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Finance for Food – Investing in Agriculture for a Sustainable Future

Location: Milan, Italy On Friday, October 16, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will join UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella at Expo Milano 2015 for the official ceremonies of the World Food Day organized by FAO. This year's theme is "Social Protection and Agriculture:

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‘Nigerians Will Resist Privatisation of BOI, Bank of Agriculture’

Managing Director of Adhama Textiles and Garment Industry Limited, Kano, Alhaji Dattijo Adhama Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano The Managing Director of Adhama Textiles and Garment Industry limited, Kano, Alhaji Dattijo Adhama has called on the federal government to shelve its plan to privatise the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the Bank of

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Africa needs to boosts its agriculture

This year’s Africa Progress Report finds that if Africans want to accelerate Africa’s transformation, then they have to significantly boost their agriculture and fisheries, which together provide livelihoods for roughly two-thirds of all Africans. The world’s burgeoning population needs to be fed and Africa, our continent, is well positioned to

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