Hydroponic Farming: Kalera Commits to Sustainable Nourishment

One of the world’s leading hydroponic indoor vertical farmers, today signed the premier Vertical Farming Identity Declaration and Manifesto, showcasing its commitment to solve food problems by promoting vertical farming’s resilient, future-proof practices. Kalera is one of 23 international vertical…

NG-CARES: 25,000 farmers targeted for agricultural support in Katsina

Katsina State Government has targeted more than 25,000 farmers for agricultural assets, to boost food production. Alhaji Mas’ud Banye, the State’s Project Coordinator of FADAMA Programme, said this during the distribution of the support on Friday in Malumfashi Local Government Area (LGA) of…

FG issues certificates, sales permit to fertiliser dealers

The Federal Government, on Thursday, presented certificates of registration and sales permit to authorised fertiliser dealers in Nigeria. This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Modupe Olatunji, Information officer I, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in…

FAO welcomes $83 million USA contribution to emergency and resilience programmes

Funding to boost efforts in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Sudan; Sahel and Coastal West Africa also among the list of recipients The USA funds will be used to supply aid and technical assistance to smallholder farmers and livestock-dependent communities. The Food…

Climate Resilience Agriculture: CFM Seeds for the Future Transformative Impacts Highlighted

The Seeds for Future programme, a signature value chain development initiative of Crown Flour Mill (CFM) Limited, a top flour-milling firm and subsidiary of Olam Agri, has been showcased as one of the innovative solutions to food security and climate…

Environmental crisis: Organisations call for urgent intervention

The Global Initiative for Food Security Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), Coal Free Nigeria and 350Africa.org on Wednesday, called for urgent intervention to mitigate environmental crisis across the country. The Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr Michael Terungwa, made the call at a…

Standards organisation committed to Shea butter value chain- DG

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) on Tuesday said that it is committed to best practices in the country’s shea butter value chain. It said that the measure would boost consumers confidence and ensure global competitiveness for the product. Malam…

Africa Investment Conference: Japan pledges $30billion to Africa’s Development

 The Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, today pledged $30 billion over three years for Africa in a virtual address to a development conference in Tunis aiming to counter China’s growing continental influence. The eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development…

Partnerships: Impacting Africa beyond COVID-19 pandemic to achieve SDGs

By Fabian Ekeruche, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) When the United Nations (UN) adopted the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in 2015, it did not prefigure that a devastating COVID-19 pandemic will emerge few years later to become a clog in the…

ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize Recognized for helping 25 million farmers in 13 countries to improve income and food production

Nairobi, Kenya, September 8, 2021 – The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research…

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