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AGRA moves to address gender inequality challenges in agriculture

Agnes Kalibata

At a webinar held on October 22, 2020 at the instance of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), the organisation sought to enhance partnership in addressing gender inequality challenges in the agricultural space. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The Roundtable, which held to coincide with the administrative handover of the VALUE4HERConnect platform, was aimed to communicate AGRA’s blueprint ...

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Privatising mini hydro dams critical in addressing agriculture, power needs – Minister

Suleiman Adamu

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, says privatising mini hydro dams is critical in addressing agriculture and power generation needs of the country. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu Suleiman spoke when he appeared on the Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to him, it can improve rural economy by serving as an ...

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Niger Delta region has more than oil to offer – Agba

Clement Agba

The Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Agba, says the Niger Delta region has more than oil to offer the country. Mr. Clement Agba Agba was speaking at the opening ceremony of a high level multi sectoral meeting on the emergency of agriculture projects in diversification of Niger Delta. The programme was organised by the Federal Ministry of Finance, ...

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Chevron invests N4.3bn to boost agriculture in 2019 – Report

Chevron Nigeria Office

Chevron Nigeria Limited invested N4.3 billion through its Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) to boost agriculture in the oil rich region in 2019. Chevron Nigeria Office The oil company disclosed this in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, September 14, 2020. According to the report, socio-economic and ...

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Imperatives of deploying new technologies to boost food production

Alhaji Sabo Nanono

The World Economic Forum, in an article published on March 3, 2018, listed threats to global food production as poor harvests, droughts, floods among others. It suggests that the best way to boost food security is by investing in new technologies. Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The Forum noted that small holder farmers and rural dwellers normally rely ...

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Firm rolls out grains farming project, signs agreement for outgrower scheme

An industrial agric company, Spring Plantation and Processing Company (SPPC), has unveiled its industrial agric initiative that will make possible people-participation and creation of a truly private sector initiative. The signed Agreement between SPPC and Osun Farmers on display According to a statement by the company made available to EnviroNews on Friday, August 21, 2020, the agribusiness activity will take ...

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Biodiversity Convention told to focus on agricultural landscapes to aid recovery from COVID-19

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Researchers are urging the delegates of the 196 parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ensure that the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is a successful tool for building biodiverse, inclusive, resilient, and safe food systems for all. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Writing in “Environmental Research Letters”, a team of researchers from ...

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Farmers, scientists advocate use of biotechnology to boost food production

agricultural biotechnology

Following the impact of COVID-19 and banditry activities in the country, agriculturalists and scientists have advocated the use of biotechnology to be deployed to scale up food production in the country. Agricultural biotechnology involves the use of genetic engineering, molecular markers, diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms Some of the experts made this known during a webinar ...

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Nigeria: Agriculture and nation building


For a country to be ideally independent, it must be self-sufficient. When a country has difficulty in producing what it consumes, then there is imbalance of trade and that will affect the per-capital income of the country. Rice farming If a country cannot achieve self-sufficiency in technology, resources, or other sectors due to environmental location and/or other factors, it should ...

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Study knocks AGRA, alleges its promises are untrue

Agnes Kalibata

A study that assessed activities of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) has issued the agricultural organisation a negative report card. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA Released on Monday, July 13, 2020, the study, titled: “False Promises: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa”, was published by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (South Africa and Germany), Biba (Kenya), Bread for the ...

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