Avert food crisis, AGRA advises Federal Government
The President of Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr Agnes Kalibata, has urged the federal and state governments to ensure adequate food production...
Group tasks government on how to avert looming food crisis
The President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr Agnes Kalibata has cautioned that to avoid food crisis as a result of outbreak of COVID-19, all measures must be taken to ensure that people have food now, in the recovery period and beyond.
Stakeholders want 50% levies on agric products channelled to seed sector
To boost budgetary allocation to the seed sub-sector, stakeholders have urged the federal government to channel 50 per cent of levies collected by the Nigerian Custom Service on imported agricultural product to the development of seed industry. They bemoaned government’s paltry allocation to the seed segment, despite its importance to agricultural development in the country,…
Kaduna to establish agric e-library
Kaduna State Government is set to establish an e-library and data bank, to strengthen the capacity of its Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in areas of coordination, planning and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, among others.
Historical Destinations Worthy Of Your Travel Bucket List
The world is filled with mind-blowing historical sites. Over the thousands of years of human history, many breathtaking and incredible historical sites have been built through ancient civilizations. In this article, we look at just a few out of the world’s many historical sites you should visit… if you haven’t already! Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor…
Atlas AI, AGRA sign pact for food security in Nigeria, 10 others
Atlas AI has signed an agreement with Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to transform smallholder agriculture in Nigeria and 10 other sub-Saharan African countries.
AGRA invests $30m to boost quality seeds
To increase productivity of Nigerian farmers, the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has invested about $30 million in good quality seeds in Nigeria.
What Africa must do to advance, by Adesina
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). He previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Until his appointment as minister in 2010, he was Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). On the sideline of the just concluded…
‘FG to restrict importation of NPK fertiliser’
The Federal Government has disclosed plans to restrict importation of NPK fertiliser so as to encourage local blending plants to grow. The Director, Department of Farm Support, Mr Jarrod Ohaire, gave the indication in Abuja during a stakeholders’ meeting over regulations implementation of the fertiliser control, noting that although there had not been an…
Expert asks farmers to vote agric-friendly politicians
The small-scale farmers have been advised not to give in to politicians’ empty promises, but to cast their votes based on issues in the forthcoming elections. Teaching some members of farmers’ cooperatives at the weekend in Owerri and Asaba, the Executive Director of CARA Development Foundation, Mrs Nnennaya Emeremadu, admonished the farmers to “do issue-based…