Category archives for: Agriculture

AfDB Boss: Africa Holds the Key for Feeding 9 Billion People by 2050

October 19, 2017//-Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050, the President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day.

AfDB Calls for Global Support for Africa’s Young Farmers

United States of America, October 18, 2017/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment.

Transforming Agriculture in Africa

October 17, 2017//-The African rural world is one I know well. I grew out of rural poverty myself and went to a rural school without electricity and lived in a village where we had to walk for kilometres to find water.

WFP Appeals for Peace on World Food Day

Rome, Italy, October  17, 2017– The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme today made an impassioned plea for peace amid mounting evidence of the links between conflict, migration and rising hunger.

Dangote Fights Graduates Unemployment with Rice Farming Project

Lagos, Nigeria, October 15, 2017/ – A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in Kogi State.

FAO Urges More countries to Join Treaty Against Illegal Fishing

October 12, 2017//-All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Dangote Shares Secret of Backward Integration with Investors

London, United Kingdom, October 9, 2017/ — At the Financial Times’ 4th annual Africa Summit at Claridges in London, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted an extraordinarily candid public conversation with Nigerian Aliko Dangote, Africa’s most successful business leader, in the presence of Nigerian vice-president Professor Yemi Osingajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about […]

Time is Running out to Find Solution to Overfishing

Close to 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now fully exploited, overexploited or depleted. And for the oceans and billions of people who rely on fish for food and income, this is a disaster.

Can ‘Marshal Plan’ be the Game-changer for Agric?

Accra, October 6, 2017//-The country’s agriculture sector, which is the largest employer of the workforce and touted as the backbone of the economy, has not lived up to expectations.

Ghana: 23,000 Farmers Benefit from Fertiliser Subsidy Programme

About 23,000 registered farmers to the government subsidy programme benefited from the 460,000 bags of fertiliser provided by Yara Ghana for planting food and jobs programmes in the country.

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