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USAID partners private sector on agriculture

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Chi Farms and Niji Foods, has launched two new agribusiness partnerships. The event highlighted USAID’s agricultural and private sector strategy using partnerships with government, local organisations and private industry to develop the Nigerian agriculture sector. The launch, attended by representatives from the

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Is Africa Really Undergoing a Smallholder Agricultural Revolution?

By Brendan Brown and Ian Nuberg Good news storiesabout transformation in African agriculture,are abound with some positive statistics to back them up. The general story is that farmers are adopting improved agricultural practices, that productivity is increasing and that rural economies are burgeoning. But many of the stories tend to focus on

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Why Microbes Are Key to Solving Africa’s Food Security Crisis

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi, Auburn University Topping the list was Biome Makers, a startup company that takes advantage of the natural agricultural microbiome-community of microorganisms. It does this by testing soil to determine what microbial species - microscopic organisms such as bacteria - are present. It then uses the information to

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Best ways to farm sweet potato, by expert

Sweet potato is tropical herbaceous plant which, by the nature of its temperature requirement, can be grown throughout Nigeria. States like Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara, and Sokoto in the North-west are currently leading in its production in the country. A renowned agronomist with the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,

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Nigerian banks not ready for agriculture – Poultry farmer Read more at http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/agriculture/nigerian-banks-not-ready-for-agriculture-poultry-farmer/183563.html#cGSRBLBtYV0rPyZ5.99

Loremm Integrated Farms, one of the large poultry farms at the outskirts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is just about 10 months old but the investment is huge. Its first batch of birds came in August last year - they are five months old and egg production has

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Spread Knowledge On Profitable Farming, Trained Growers Told

Iringa — Beneficiaries of the Ihemi agriculture project have been urged to spread their knowledge on Njombe and Iringa smallholder farmers. Under the project, groups of farmers learnt the importance of value chains and commercial farming. Ihemi cluster projects cover the two regions. The chief executive officer of the Southern Agricultural Growth

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2 Million People to benefit from Agric Empowerment Training Scheme in S/West

In line with efforts to ensure food security in Nigeria, the Lagos State Agricultural Empowerment Training Scheme has revealed that over two million people would be trained in the South West geo-political zone of the country. This revelation was made by the Project Director of the scheme Oluwaseyi Bamigbade during an

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$265 billion needed to end global poverty and hunger by 2030 –IFAD President

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said that at least a sum of $265 billion annual investment is required to end poverty and hunger by 2030. This revelation was made by the President of the agency Kanayo Nwanze at the ongoing UN International Conference tagged ‘Investing in Inclusive Rural Transformation:

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Sustainable Agriculture, Better-Managed Water Supplies, Vital to Tackling Water-Food Nexus – UN

Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food - the so-called 'water-food nexus' - for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve water sustainability for current and future needs. "The magnitude of

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Sustainable Agriculture, Better-Managed Water Supplies, Vital to Tackling Water-Food Nexus – UN

Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food - the so-called 'water-food nexus' - for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve water sustainability for current and future needs. "The magnitude of

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Nigeria ranks low, S/Africa, Malawi highest, among African countries committed to ending hunger

Nigeria ranks 37 in its commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition among its people, the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index Africa (HANCI-Africa) has indicated. The rankings, produced by the Institute of Development Studies (UK) with the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), was released on the website of

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