Agriculture

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…
Jan 21, 2019
South Africa is in the middle of a severe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Although it’s not harmful to humans, it causes mouth ulcers and foot lesions in hoofed animals such…
Jan 20, 2019
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is a need to invest in agriculture to take the nation out of poverty.   He made the recommendation on Thursday in Abuja while…
Jan 19, 2019
The Nigerian government on Thursday disclosed that it would require a total sum of $1.1 billion loan to implement its Green imperative initiative.   The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed,…
Jan 16, 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed that loans granted to about 550,000 rice farmers in the country who were affected by the 2018 flooding be structured for another…
Jan 12, 2019
The Namibian ministry of agriculture announced all imports and movement of cloven hoofed animals have been suspended with immediate effect following a foot and mouth disease outbreak in South Africa.…
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