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Kenya to start commercial production of hybrid rice, cut imports

Kenya will soon kick off large-scale cultivation of hybrid rice in a bid to reduce over-reliance on imports, boost food security and rural incomes,...

President Bio launches the long anticipated Torma Bum rice farming project

President Dr Julius Maada Bio, On Friday, 11th June 2021, launched the Sierra Leone Regional Rice Value Chain Project in Torma Bum, in the...

Africa: IFC signs a partnership with OCP Africa to strengthen the...

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announces a partnership with OCP Africa, a subsidiary of OCP...

COVID-19: FG Flags-Off Distribution of Agricultural Inputs to Avert Food Scarcity...

The Nigerian Agric Minister, Nanono Sabo has flagged-off the distribution of agricultural inputs to Nigerian farmers as mitigation measures of the pandemic...

Nigeria: FMARD inaugurates committee to oversee the LIFE-ND project

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)  has inaugurated a 13-man Steering Committee for the implementation of Livelihood Improvement Family...

Nigeria: N1.3tn spent on importing Rice, fish, wheat, sugar in 12...

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that Nigeria spend not less than 1.3 Trillion Naira on food importation ranging from...

Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) urge government to adopt proactive...

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called on government to adopt proactive measures to secure the Ghana rice industry and...

Ghana to stop rice importation in next five years – AGRA

Ghana could stop rice importation in the next five years, according to Odiasempa Antwi Obugyei II, a rice seedling producer for the...

Africa Rice Center launches new project in Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar

The African Rice Center commissioned a new project to boost food security and empower family farming An African research center said Monday it has launched...

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...