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Beat Plastic Pollution: Happy World Environment Day 2018

It is another June 5, Happy World Environment Day! The theme for this year is Beat Plastic Pollution #BeatPlasticPollution, We need to reduce plastic use,...

Kenya issues alert over outbreak of Rift Valley Fever

Kenya on Monday issued an alert for a possible outbreak of the deadly Rift Valley Fever, following prolonged rains. According to a joint statement...

Zero Hunger: IITA set to offer solution to weed menace as...

A team of researchers working on the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture-managed Cassava Weed Management Project (IITA-CWMP) have said findings from the 5-year project...

Drought: Woeful harvests in Somaliland lead to food shortages

Food security is the bedrock of ending zero hunger-SDG 2. Food production on small farms across Somaliland fell by around 75 per cent last...

New FAO fish-smoking tech first introduced in Africa launched in Asia

Health hazards, such as smoking inhalation are high and output of intensive labour in the traditional method of fish-smoking is often low - women...

Nigeria: AfDB initiates Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT)

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has also developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) - a knowledge and innovation-based...

Nigeria: Ogun State increases food production Capacity

In order to promote the production of rice in Ogun State, especially the ofada species, Governor Ibikunle Amosun has disclosed that he has approved...

Southern Africa: Climate-friendly agric transforming lives in Bulilima

Bulilima's climate is semi-arid. This is a district in Matabeleland South Province of Zimbabwe, which is more like that of Kalahari Desert, a desolate...

Nigeria: Ogun state set to give land, inputs to corps members...

The Ogun state government has unveiled its plan for corps members willing to use their service year to farm and venture into other areas...

US-based Agco is coming to South Africa

US-based agricultural equipment manufacturer and supplier Agco is directing a large portion of its future growth potential into Africa, especially South Africa, as a...