IFAD, IITA, AfricaRice partner ABUAD to empower 1,000 on agribusiness
To encourage youths to embrace agriculture as a business, the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and AfricaRice have entered into a three-year partnership with the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti to empower 1,000 youths.
Nigeria produces 75% of 7.8m MT of domestic need, says AfricaRice
The Country Representative and Regional Coordinator of Africa Rice Centre (AfricaRice), Ibadan, Dr Francis Nwilene, has exclusively disclosed to The Guardian that Nigeria’s demand for rice per annum hovers around 7.8 million metric tonnes.
AfricaRice trains Kano youths on enhancing rice value chain
Africa Rice research center has trained 28 rice farmers in handling and maintenance of thresher Machines, specially fabricated for paddy harvest and production.