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AgTech: IBM Research, Hello Tractor partners on AI and Blockchain

Nigeria's Hello Tractor has partnered IBM Research to pilot an agriculture digital wallet and decision-making tool that provides demand and supply visibility for stakeholders-...

Togo: Mifa to create an agricultural insurance firm to cover over...

For the last three months of its pilot stage, MIFA wants to speed up the creation of an agricultural insurance firm that will cover...

Nigeria: Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh Visits IDPs Farming Community

Hon. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh today paid a working visit to the farming community of North East Internally Displaced...

Nigeria: FG Deliberate Fixing Price Of Agricultural Produce

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is considering fixing a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural produce to reduce the fluctuating and high cost...

Cote d’Ivoire sends mission to Nigeria to tap IITA youth agripreneur...

In tackling youth unemployment, Cote d’Ivoire, Africa’s largest cocoa producer, has sent a delegation to Nigeria to understudy the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)...

Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, No. 3, September 2018

The Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report, No. 3, September 2018 was released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on 20th September 2018. The...

Planting for Food and Job: Research Exposes Challenges Confronting PFJs Programme

A research conducted on the one-year implementation of government's flagship programme: 'Planting for Food and Jobs,' has revealed some challenges confronting its successful implementation. The...

FAO Hails New China Initiatives to Support Africa’s Food Security

Gabriel Rugalema, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative in Kenya, said that new initiatives rolled out on food security and agricultural growth...

East Africa: EAC launches policy briefs on aflatoxin prevention and control...

East African Community (EAC) and IITA launches 9 policy briefs on aflatoxin prevention and control Nine set of policy briefs outlining key strategic policy recommendations...

Nigeria: Lagos State Government increases LAKE Rice distribution

The government of Lagos State has increased the distribution of the Lagos-Kebbi (LAKE RICE) to more retail outlets, supermarket, stores and markets across the...