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Nigeria: Edo state secures N5bn through Commercial Agric Credit Scheme

The Edo State Government has secured N5 billion loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the Commercial Agric Credit Scheme for rice and...

Zambia: Fall Army Worm Facts

Do You Know? In Zambia, 161,000 Hectares of Maize fields is affected by Fall Army Worm (FAW) According to the Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo, the...

Namibia closes borders for mahangu, white maize imports

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has decided to close borders for mahangu grain and white maize imports until further notice, the ministry’s...

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...

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...

Great vista for Namibia’s Food Sufficiency

Namibia is poised as a food sufficient country, according to the Namibia Early Warning and Food Information Unit of the agriculture ministry, Namibia will...

CIMMYT: Training manual greases the wheels for mechanization entrepreneurs

CIMMYT ROME — A new training manual is set to provide practical guidance for agricultural mechanization entrepreneurs in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital...

Maize: Screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in...

The third installment of the 2018 maize lethal necrosis (MLN) phenotyping (screening/ indexing) cycle will be held in July 2018 at the MLN artificial...

Tanzania: The quest for the implementation of the ASDP II Agriculture...

Expectations are high for the Tanzanian government to implement the second phase of the Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II) which was launched recently...

Kenya: GMOs not yet permitted in the country – Agriculture CS

Kenya has not allowed the importation of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods into the country, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mwangi Kiunjuri has said. Speaking on...