Agriculture

May 10, 2019
The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors and Marketers has urged the Nigerian Government to help facilitate a trade treaty with a duty-free yam export to Europe. The association in…
May 05, 2019
OVER 22 families spent the night out in the cold, having been evicted from a subdivision of Glenara Estates along the old Mazowe Road on Thursday, following a High Court…
Apr 30, 2019
The Health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, is stuck with 20 bids from companies and individuals competing to secure government clearance to grow and export marijuana for medical purposes. Senior…
Apr 26, 2019
The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) is to receive a facelift as the Federal Government plans to inject N10 billion in repositioning it. This was disclosed by the management of Lead…
Apr 23, 2019
Africa has the youngest population of any continent – 60% are under age 25. While this has evoked both hope and fear, it is clear that jobs are needed for…
Apr 22, 2019
Pangolins, a group of unique African and Asian scaly mammals, are considered to be one of the most heavily trafficked wild mammals in the world. They are hunted and traded…
Apr 17, 2019
The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh has revealed that the country saved a whooping $21 billion from the importation of food into the country in three years. The…
Apr 13, 2019
Stallion group has inaugurated its multi-billion naira rice mill in Kano, a move to give a boost to production in Nigeria. They will source local rice from 40,000 farmers and…
Apr 10, 2019
A new partnership to boost food security in Nigeria and 10 other African countries by using artificial intelligence (AI) and satellite imagery to measure and predict crop yields, has been…
Apr 09, 2019
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government, has begun registering former commercial white farmers who lost their land under the chaotic land redistribution exercise. In a statement Sunday, the Ministry of Lands said…
Mar 19, 2019
It has been revealed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed an agreement with all states in the South-South and South-East regions of the country to contribute 100,000…
Feb 17, 2019
An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because the lake, and the fish species…
Feb 04, 2019
Nigeria is poised to overtake South Africa and become the largest maize producer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the 2018/19 production season, according to Wandile Sihlobo, an agricultural economist at…
Jan 22, 2019
Locally grown rice and vegetables are flourishing in Mozambique’s Massangena district, a testament to the success of an agriculture and rural development project that has brought massive dividends to inhabitants…
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