Wednesday, May 25, 2022

AGRICULTURE

Sorrow as Boko Haram kills 40 farmers during attack in northeast Nigeria

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By Jacob Kubeka - An attack by Boko Haram terrorists on communities in the Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, north-east Nigeria, has left no fewer than 40 farmers dead. According to a report by Daily Trust, the...

Nigeria’s Central Bank disburses N1tri to farmers

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased its funding and interventions in various sectors to boost economic growth.  Governor of the CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said this on Tuesday in Abuja while presenting a communique issued at the end of the...

AfDB ready to help Nigeria return to electronic wallet system in agricultural production, says...

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is ready to help Nigeria return to the electronic wallet system of input distribution to farmers to boost agricultural production. The President of AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, said this on Monday, at a...

Africa accepts green growth as sign of Political will

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African leaders across the continent are increasingly showing commitment towards promoting sustainable economic development, a new report has shown, reflecting the changing political will. The Africa Green Growth Readiness Assessment Report, compiled by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global...

President Buhari commends AfDB for being proactive on food security

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By Jacob Kubeka (ABUJA) - President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has given plaudits to the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), for planning ahead of whatever negative consequences may come from the Russia-Ukraine war in terms of food security.  The President spoke Tuesday...

Nurturing Cassava Seed Entrepreneurs and making the farmers proud

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The quest for food security is an onerous task amid Covid 19, climate change, harsh operating environment and the likes. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and other partners were on field trips recently to have first-hand information...

Certified seed gives boost to cassava farmers in Tanzania

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By Godwin Atser - Cassava is one of the crops powering the engine of agricultural development in Tanzania. In the latest breakthrough, ‘certified seed’ (= certified planting material) produced by smallholder seed producers has been shown to deliver huge yield...

Climate crisis threatens food security for women and girls

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ABUJA – Women and girls, especially in rural communities, continue to face the brunt of the climate crisis that exacerbates pre-existing inequalities, jeopardizes their food security and feeds instability and migration, warns the United Nations World Food Programme on International Women’s Day. International...

IITA and BASICS-II team hold crucial meeting with Tanzanian minister on agricultural transformation

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Tanzanian Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Hussein Mohamed Bashe wants the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to support the East African region towards cassava, soybean and banana transformation for economic prosperity. In a meeting with researchers from IITA—including those working...

BASICS model, the new seed system approach that Nigeria needs to transform cassava

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Key messages: ·       The BASICS Model is increasing farmers’ profits and increasing productivity ·       The model is creating a formalized cassava seed system where jobs and new businesses are springing. ·       BASICS model, the new seed system approach that Nigeria needs to transform cassava ·       Improved varieties...

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Global cassava coalition calls for support for cassava transformation in Africa

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GODWIN ATSER, Ibadan Ahead of the international conference on cassava, the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) has called on policy makers, donors...

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