South Africa’s economy contracts in fourth quarter as mining & manufacturing slip
South Africa’s economy contracted 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the final three months of last year as mining and manufacturing output shrank, the statistics agency said on Tuesday, putting credit ratings at risk.
Cotton should be seen as national asset, says Achimogu
There are many factors responsible for that. Mainly, it has to do with lack of research and investment. One of the most important things to keep cotton production going...
Researchers develop pod-borer resistant cowpea
Cowpea farmers, who have been enduring inevitable yield losses, due to the effect of pest-Maruca Vitrata, which perennially damages farms, may soon have cause to smile, as researchers...
BMGF, IITA, others inaugurate new Yam Seed Development Project
Towards increasing the productivity of Yam cultivation by 30 per cent, for at least 320,000 smallholder farmers, the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA)...
Nigeria to begin yam exportation in July
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh has facilitated the inauguration of a technical working committee to fast track the exportation of Yam by July.
BUA Group partners Kano farmers to boost local rice production
In fulfillment of the Federal Government’s policy of boosting rice production in Kano State, the BUA Rice Ltd, a subsidiary of BUA Group, is partnering the state branch of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), to actualise the dream.
Food security: Why yam scarcity, price increase may persist
Yam is one of the popular staple foods widely consumed by Nigerians. It is a preferred source of carbohydrate and income for millions of people in the country.
Expert tasks Nigerians on agric wastes
Professor of Animal Nutrition, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Dr Gbolagunte Sunday Ojewola, has described the volume of wastes generated from agriculture activities....