Category archives for: Agriculture

International Organizations Hail Gov’t Bar Code System on Fertilizers

February 14, 2019//-Some international developments organizations have hailed government’s introduction of bar code system on subsidize fertilizers in the country.

New UN Report: Hunger in Africa Continues to Rise

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 13, 2019/ — Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent’s hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2).

Born Free Writes to UK Parliament Over Zambia’s Decision to Cull of 1,250 Hippos

February 12, 2019//-International wildlife charity, Born Free is writing to Penny Mordaunt MP, the UK Department for International Development (DfID) Secretary to ask her to use her influence to seek a commitment from Zambian government not to proceed with the cull of 1,250 hippopotamus (hippos).

FAO: $940 Million Required to Meet Urgent Needs of Food-insecure People in Over 30 Countries

Rome, Italy, February 11, 2019/ The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most food-insecure populations.

Announcement: U.S Agencies Call for Nominations  

Washington, U.S, February 4, 2019// – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in cooperation with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), is accepting nominations for new members to serve on its agricultural trade advisory committees.

Cherry Tomatoes Could Cost 10% More ‘Within a Week of Brexit’

February 1, 2019//-The cost of cherry tomatoes could increase by more than 10% if there is a no deal Brexit, say growers in southern Spain.

Ghana Introduces Coding System to Cut Down on Fertilizer Smuggling

Accra, January 25, 2019//-Ghana through its Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has introduced a new electronic coding and traceable in a bid to monitor government’s fertilizer subsidy programme and farming inputs for farmers.

Agric Company Takes Merchanised Farming to the Next Level

Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2019/-AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, unveiled its pioneering Farm in a Box (FIAB) initiative for Africa at Germany’s International Green Week 18-27 January 2019. 

Ghana: AgDevCo Invests $3Million in Kuapa Kokoo

January 16, 2019//-AgDevCo, an impact investor with specialization in agribusiness, has invested US$3,000,000.00 in Kuapa Kokoo Limited (KKL).

Why Nigeria Should First Support Rice Farmers Before it Cuts Off Imports

Rapid urbanisation is one of the reasons that Nigeria’s demand for rice is so high. Jeremy Weate/Flickr, CC BY-ND Rahman Akintayo Sanusi, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta January 15, 2019//-Nigeria spends an average of US $22 billion (₦7.92trn) each year on food imports. Its major food imports include wheat, sugar and fish.

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