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NiMet, IFAD Sign MoU on Climate Change Adaptation, Agri-Business Support

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Fund for Agricultural Development on Climate Change Adaptation and Agri-Business Support Programme, IFAD-CASP. This is aimed at improving yields, mitigating the vagaries associated with climate change, as well as reducing the

Godwin Emefiele

CBN Targets Additional 2m Tonnes from 300,000 Rice Farmers in Anchor Borrowers’ Programme Expansion

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has formed strategic partnerships with agricultural commodity associations in the country in its effort to expand the implementation of the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP). Disclosing this in Abuja on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, the Acting Director in charge of

Akinwunmi Adesina

AfDB Launches Pilot Programme to Cultivate Savannah in 8 African Countries

The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has said. But just 10% of this is cultivated, a mere 40 million hectares, Adesina said Wednesday, while

Different varieties of cowpea

Nigeria’s “Pod-bearer Resistant Cowpea”: Urgent Need for Commercialization By By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

  About 185.1 million hectares of biotech crops were planted by approximately 18 million farmers in 26 countries in the year 2016 which was about the 21st year of commercialization of biotech crops. From the initial planting of 1.7 million hectares when the first biotech

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