Tag Archives: Agriculture

34,000 Graduates Deployed In 8,000 Wards Nationwide As Digital Farm Mapping Associates, Says Osinbajo

Nigeria is prioritizing innovation and technology investments in agriculture so as to transform the sector by attracting young people and also scale up productivity, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this in his remarks delivered virtually at the 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Feeding Africa. The event is organized by the African Development Bank and the International ...

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Terrible People Want To Break Nigeria’s Appointment With Destiny, Says Tinubu

All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says terrible people and strong forces want to break Nigeria’s appointment with its greater destiny by attacking “agricultural players” in the country, thereby creating food scarcity. He spoke on Saturday on the occasion of the 23rd to 25th convocation ceremonies of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Tinubu was also ...

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Poor Rural Infrastructure Holds Back Food Production By Small Nigerian Farmers

A woman drying red chillies outside her hut in Niger State, north central Nigeria. Photo by Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, North-West University; Abeeb Babatunde Omotoso, and Saidat Adebola Daud Agriculture is an important part of development and poverty mitigation in low income countries. It depends on infrastructure such as good roads, safe drinking water, adequate power ...

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Higher Quality Seeds Can Help Beat Africa’s ‘Hunger Pandemic’

Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Chris O. Ojiewo, CGIAR System Organization Vaccination efforts across the globe encourage hope of an imminent end to the COVID-19 health crisis. But the food security crisis that the pandemic has deepened cannot be alleviated quickly and will require lasting solutions. Well-adapted and nutrient dense crops like millet, sorghum, groundnut, chickpea, pigeonpea, cowpea ...

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How Sub-Saharan Africa Can Rethink Its Approach To Agriculture

South Africa produces about 16% of sub-Saharan Africa’s maize. Shutterstock Michael Aliber, University of Fort Hare and Wandile Sihlobo, University of the Witwatersrand In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Wandile Sihlobo, the chief economist of ...

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Ensuring Food Security In Anambra

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square Awka was the venue of the public declaration by Governor Willie Obiano that his administration would against all odds ensure food sufficiency and also guarantee food security in Anambra state. That was the day he officially flagged off the Dry Season Farming together with the disbursement of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N2 ...

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We Found A Way To Turn Urine Into Solid Fertiliser – It Could Make Farming More Sustainable

Zlikovec/Shutterstock Prithvi Simha, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Björn Vinnerås, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Jenna Senecal, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences It’s likely that most of the food you’ll eat today was not farmed sustainably. The global system of food production is the largest human influence on the planet’s natural cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus. How much crops ...

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The Fourth Agricultural Revolution Is Coming – But Who Will Really Benefit?

kung_tom/shutterstock David Rose, University of Reading and Charlotte-Anne Chivers, University of Gloucestershire Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think the effects of AI and other ...

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