Akinwunmi Adesina: The Agricultural Transformer
Akinwunmi Adesina was born to a farmer in Oyo state in 1960. Known for his history of breaking records, he graduated with a first class in Agricultural Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1981. By 1988, he had earned his PhD in the same course at Purdue University, US. An exemplary pacesetter, his Thesis…
Climate change threatens agriculture, food security in Nigeria
Stakeholders and civil society groups in Nigeria have been urged to urgently address the challenges of food security engendered by climate change to ensure that its citizens do not suffer hunger and starvation in future.
African economy on growth path, says Adesina
African Development Bank (AfDB) has described economies of the African countries as resilient and on the growth path, despite the global economic headwinds, climate and regional shocks in 2017.
Why Nigeria has not benefitted from AfDB air travel business support grants’
Let me congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria being chosen to host this third ICAO World Aviation Forum. This is the first time they are hosting outside of the ICAO headquarters in Canada.
Agriculture is a trillion-dollar business, says Adesina
Akinwunmi Adesina,the President, African Development Bank (AfDB) is very passionate about the food and agro-industrial revolution of the continent.
Akinwunmi Adesina, others call for global action to save African crops
The world’s anti-hunger organizations have an opportunity to prevent widespread destruction of African crops by stopping the spread of an insect, warn three of the most respected thinkers on international agriculture.
Agric sector gets boost of $65.9m private financing
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, under whose watch this progress was recorded, has expressed the full commitment of his ministry “towards the development of the agricultural sector.”
Agriculture stakeholders allege re-emergence of fertilizer cabal
Okonti alleged that a governor (names withheld) was a major player in plot to defraud the federal government, called on the Senate committee on Agriculture and Rural Development to...