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WFP, South Sudan sign deal to implement agriculture master plan

South Sudan has signed an agreement with the World Food Programme (WFP) to help speed up agricultural production under its Comprehensive Agricultural...

BASICS: Nigeria thumbs up IITA’s impact in cassava seed sector

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and its partners for their impact on the...

Kenya: Cold Solutions invests Sh7.5b to Boost cold chain, warehouses

Warehouse and logistics service provider–Cold Solutions Kenya Limited has announced plans to invest Sh7.5 billion in the construction of a state-of-the-art temperature-controlled cold storage warehouses.

Eminent scientists form coalition for deregistration of paraquat in Nigeria

A group of eminent researchers and journalists have formed a coalition to sustain advocacy efforts against paraquat importation and use in...

EU commits €15 million to East Africa’s battle with locusts

The European Union has committed €15 million to the fight against desert locusts, which have devastated crops in East Africa. It’s the...

Nigeria: Ekiti State partners CBN to empower 1,000 cassava farmers

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that the partnership between the state government and the Central Bank of Nigeria was...

AfDB, AGRA and PIND back IITA’s BASICS-II project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged support for the newly launched Building an Economically Sustainable and Integrated Cassava Seed System, phase 2,...

Ghana: Despite low finance, agric topples industry again -GSS

The agriculture sector has outpaced the industrial sector in growth For the third consecutive time, quarterly GDP figures from...

Ghana: COCOBOD, financial partners celebrate first US$200m disbursement of loan

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of US$200million from a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity...

Project to build sustainable cassava seed system in Africa gets new...

Ibadan, Nigeria: To improve their yields and incomes, African cassava farmers need regular and reliable access to high quality planting materials of the...