Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trade: South Africa, European Union Discuss Poultry Crisis

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have held discussions with the Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Dr Marcus Cornaro, to discuss bilateral trade relations with...
Rice Farmers

Nigeria Now Second Largest Producer of Rice – Presidency

Presidency sources say Nigeria has attained the status of second largest producer of rice in the world. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in Abuja...

Agriculture can Form Base for Africa’s Industrialisation – ACET

The African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has hinged Africa's industrialisation and economic transformation on the development of its agricultural sector. Dr. Yaw Ansu, Chief Economist at ACET, noted that Africa’s agricultural sector can drive...

NiMET, BATNF Partner to Boost Crop Yield for Nigerian Farmers

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) and the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) at the weekend signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide weather information to farmers for yield improvement. According to the Executive...

U.S. Expert, Gene Bank of Egypt partner on Plant Preservation

Dr. Gayle Volk, Senior Researcher at the United States Department of Agriculture National Center for Genetic Resources is to consult with scientists and researchers at the National Gene Bank of Egypt on preserving ancient...

Nigeria adjusts Tariffs to spur investments in tomato production

The Nigerian government has adopted strategies to spur investments in the local production of tomato paste including raising the tariff on imported purees and reduction of tariff on green house equipment. The new measures were...

Nigeria: Presidential Fertilizer Committee lauds Indorama for slashing NPK Price

The Presidential Committee on Fertilizer Initiative (PCFI) has expressed satisfaction with the participation of Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited (IEFCL), Port Harcourt, in the programme aimed at supplying NPK fertilizer to farmers nationwide...

USAID Launches Agricultural Partnerships with Two Nigerian Industries

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched two new agribusiness partnerships with Chi Farms and Niji Foods. The event highlighted USAID’s agricultural and private sector strategy using partnerships with government, local...

ECA, FAO Collaborate on Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have entered a partnership to enhance the development of sustainable agriculture and agribusiness; food and nutrition security; regional integration; and trade...

Tanzania Gears Up for Agritech Expo

The Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), the Agriculture Council of Tanzania (TARI) and the Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) will host the inaugural Agritech Expo Tanzania on 26th and 27th January 2017 in the country’s...