Home Archive by category Uncategorized (Page 2)

Uncategorized

Uncategorized

AFEX proffers solution to food system challenges in Africa

Food Network and chain specialists have harped on the need to create transformative business ideas that can increase better opportunities for food producers, ease participation for various levels of investors in supply chain activities and increase transparency and security for players on both ends of the market. With the theme “Disrupting Agriculture Trade Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Cocoa farmers to benefit $400 LID along counterparts in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire

The Federal Government, Tuesday, disclosed that cocoa farmers will benefit from Living Income Differential (LID) of $400 per tonne along with counterparts in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. This was made known by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, in a keynote address during inauguration of 11-man National Cocoa Management Committee, NCMC, Continue Reading
Uncategorized

2,000 Plateau Farmers Lose Potato Farms Worth N18bn to Blight Disease

Two thousand Plateau State farmers have lost their potato farms worth N18 billion to blight disease of the crop, state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Hosea Istifanus Finangwal, has confirmed. The commissioner made the disclosure when delegates from the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike paid a courtesy visit on him in Jos, on Tuesday. Explaining, […]Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Cassava Seed Producers Lament Inability To Access Loans, Insurance Cover

CASSAVA seed producers have raised concerns over their inability to access loans and insurance cover to hedge against risks. They spoke at the second edition of the cassava seed business summit organised by the Building an Economically Sustainable and Integrated Cassava Seed System, Phase 2 (BASICS-II) project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Cocoa farmers to benefit $400 LID along counterparts in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire — FG

The Federal Government, Tuesday, disclosed that cocoa farmers will benefit from Living Income Differential (LID) of $400 per tonne along with counterparts in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.ADVERTISING This was made known by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, in a keynote address during inauguration of 11-man National Cocoa Management Continue Reading
Uncategorized

Expert Expresses Optimism Despite Fear of Looming Food Crisis in Africa

Despite the fear of a looming food crisis, an expert has expressed optimism that African countries can avoid the worst as long as governments at all levels and international financial institutions step up to take charge of agricultural production. Specifically, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist, Kevin Urama who stated this during a media […]Continue Reading