Africa risks losing 20m tons of maize to pest — AATF
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) said the continent is at risk of losing over 20 million metric tons of maize to Fall Armyworm pest...
Scientists persuade farmers to use technologies in agribusiness
Agricultural scientists have described education of farmers as an important factor in embracing the use of modern techniques to increase food production.
Calls for re-introduction of agric marketing boards deepen
Many Nigerians from all walks of life have called for the speedy re-introduction of various agricultural boards for cash crops such as cocoa, cashew, rice and maize, while several others have kicked against such a move.
‘How youths can make millions of naira in cassava farming’
Mr Ayodele Omowumi David is the Cassava Project and Agro-processing Project (CAMAP) Coordinator, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). He reveals to The Guardian that cassava is one of the greatest...
AATF, CAMAP begin cassava revamp
Nigeria is currently the largest producer of cassava in the world with an annual output of over 34 million tonnes, but even with this, the country is yet to meet its local demand.
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...